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COVID – 19 Update 6/12/2020

June 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

 

The school year ends on June 19, which is coming quickly.  I am sure many of you have questions and we will do our best to get them answered for you.

The safety and security of our students and employees is always a top priority. Due to health concerns related to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to forego elementary summer school services this year. We appreciate your patience and understanding with this decision.  The funds that we had set aside for summer school will be used to provide after school services to students in need of academic support during the 2020-21 school year.

Looking ahead to next year, we are planning to start school with all our kids in class. However, we will continue to plan and prepare for different options in case circumstances change over the next 3 months. State officials provided school districts with guidance this week and we are using it in our planning and preparation. We are excited about getting our kids back in school in the fall and are committed to providing a safe environment.  We will continue to keep you abreast of the details as they emerge from our discussions and preparations.

If your family checked out a Chromebook, please have your students use it this summer to access free learning resources on the district web site. Please plan on returning Chromebooks to school next fall. Our goal is to keep students learning through the summer months in preparation for school next year. If you are moving out of town, or to a different school district, please reach out to your school and make arrangements to return the Chromebook.

Finally, a couple reminders, Starting Monday, June 22, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program. If you have questions about the summer meal program call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172. Kindergarten registration is open online on the district web site. If your child is 5 years old, it’s time to get enrolled in Kindergarten for next year.

If you have questions, or need support, please contact your teacher, school principal, or the district office. We are here to help and appreciate your support.

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-06-12T13:58:05-07:00June 12th, 2020|

New Food Assistance Program: P-EBT

Dear Parents and Families,

Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting www.k12.wa.us/PEBT.

Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT funds. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds.

The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:

  • Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or
  • Call DSHS at 877-501-2233

We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.

Sincerely,

Longview Public Schools

2020-06-11T10:03:37-07:00June 11th, 2020|

Cascade Student Receives NJHS Award

We would like to congratulate Ella Aguirre for receiving the National Junior Honor Society’s Outstanding Student Achievement Award! Recipients of this award are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the five pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. To win this award, Ella wrote essays, participated in community service events, demonstrated leadership skills, maintained a high GPA all three years of middle school, and showed integrity in all aspects of her life.
 
Let’s give this amazing student a hand!
2020-06-10T15:16:35-07:00June 10th, 2020|

Remote Learning Survey

This year we experienced remote learning for the first time. Longview Public Schools is interested in continually improving the education we provide to students. We would appreciate your feedback on your remote learning experience and suggestions for improvement should we have to engage in remote learning in the future.

Please click on the links to take the survey.

English:  https://forms.gle/mjhGcL5jPdyiLx4r6

Spanish: https://forms.gle/H8wa81Kwuy4Gyc769

2020-06-10T12:35:47-07:00June 10th, 2020|

Mark Morris & R.A. Long Graduation Walk

Today Mark Morris and R.A. Long had their graduation walk! Graduating seniors got to pick up their diploma and take photos with their families while following social distancing practices.

Congratulations seniors!

2020-06-08T14:37:34-07:00June 8th, 2020|

Art Classes of 2019-2020

Take a look at these fantastic artists and their beautiful work from Mark Morris and R.A.Long.

2020-06-08T15:45:33-07:00June 8th, 2020|

Summer Meals Program Schedule

Dear Parents and Families,

 

During the school closure the district has been providing meals to those who needed them at selected schools and through bus route drop off locations.

Since Monday, June 21 we will have transitioned to our regular summer meal program. Both a breakfast and lunch will be distributed each day and the meals are free. This year meals will be served at the following times and locations Monday through Friday.

11:45am – 12:00pm: Archie Anderson Park

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Northlake Elementary, St Helens Elementary, Mint Valley Elementary, Monticello Middle School, Columbia Heights Elementary, Longview Teen Center.

12:15pm – 12:30pm: Community House on Broadway.

Please remember, any child from birth to age 18 is eligible and must be present to pick up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the summer meal program, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

We hope you have a great summer vacation.

 

Longview Public Schools

2020-06-24T10:12:45-07:00June 6th, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 6/5/2020

June 5, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

The end of the school year is just two weeks away on June 19. We appreciate your support and help with remote learning.

Please join me in congratulating and wishing our graduating seniors well. Graduation ceremonies are this weekend at all our high schools. Both R.A. Long and Mark Morris are holding a diploma pickup event, so parents have a chance to safely celebrate their student in person and take photos. The virtual graduation ceremonies will air on KLTV, which is Comcast channel 11, or can be viewed on www.kltv.org. On Saturday, June 6, KLTV will broadcast the R.A. Long ceremony at 3pm, with Mark Morris following at 7pm. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

For those of you who checked out Chromebooks, please keep them during the summer. Our hope is that your student will use the Chromebook to continue learning or for credit retrieval this summer. We have free learning resources listed by grade level on the district web site at www.longviewschools.com. If you need support with credit retrieval opportunities, please contact your high school principal. When next year starts, the Chromebooks will be used for most grade levels, so please plan to bring them back to school in September.

Our district’s School Opening Steering Committee has begun working on possible scenarios for the start of next school year.  This committee is made up of parents, teachers, administrators and other staff members representative of our employee groups.  We continue to hope for a regular start to the 2020-21 school year but are preparing for other possibilities, dependent upon the direction we are given by the state.

Starting Monday, June 21, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program. Both a breakfast and lunch will be served each day and the meals are free. Please remember, any child from birth to age 18 is eligible and must be present to pick up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the summer meal program, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

If you have questions, or need support, please contact your teacher or school principal. We are here to help.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

 

2020-06-05T15:15:37-07:00June 5th, 2020|