June 19, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,
With the school year now over, I want to thank you for all the support and hard work during the school closure. Together, we made the best of a difficult situation.
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 few months. State officials recently sent school re-opening guidelines to districts. The safety guidelines are significant and we are working hard to figure out how to open school next year under these new rules.
If you checked out a Chromebook from school, please use it this summer to continue learning. The free learning resources on the district web site will continue to be accessible to you. We would like students to keep learning during the summer because it will support academic achievement next year. Please plan to return the Chromebook when school starts next fall. If you are moving out of the district, please call your school and schedule a time to return the Chromebook. I also encourage you to help make your child’s summer full of reading and exploration.
Please check your email periodically during the summer, as we will be emailing detailed information about school reopening plans in early August. If you have thoughts or questions about next year that you want to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you with young children who are ready for school, Kindergarten registration is open on the district web site. In addition, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program next week. If you have questions about the summer meal program call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.
Thank you again for supporting the school district during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools