Project Description

Meals:

When schools move from remote to hybrid in-person learning, the district will continue to feed any child age birth to 18. All meals are free through the end of December at school and pick up sites. The move to hybrid learning requires some changes to the meal plan which are presented below.

Yes, when school moves to hybrid in-person learning both breakfast and lunch will be served each weekday, with the exceptions of Wednesdays. Hot lunches will be served at lunchtime. Wednesdays students will need to pick up a grab and go lunch at the locations and times below.

Students in hybrid who are on remote learning days, or are in full remote learning, will have to pick up a grab and go meal at the designated pick up locations.

Yes, grab and go meals will be served Monday through Friday at the pick-up locations and times listed below.

Yes, both breakfast and lunch will be served at school and at pick-up locations.

Meals will be served Monday through Friday:

  • 11:45am – 12:00pm: Archie Anderson Park & Baker’s Corner Convenience Store
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Northlake Elementary, St Helens Elementary, Mint Valley Elementary, Monticello Middle School, Columbia Heights Elementary, Kessler Elementary.
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm: Community House on Broadway & Youth and Family Link.

To accommodate working families, students do not need to be present at pick-up locations to receive meals. Parents, families members and guardians can pick up meals for students who are home attending to schoolwork. We encourage families to download a “free and reduced” meal form at longviewschools.com and turn in the signed application to your school. Please wear a face covering and practice physical distancing when picking up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the meal program, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

Masks:

After reviewing the cloth face covering guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the school district developed the following face covering standards:

Cloth Face Covering:

  • Definition: A cloth face covering is fabric that fully covers your nose and mouth.
  • Wear face coverings with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wear the face covering over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Face coverings should be worn by people two years and older.
  • Face coverings should not be worn by children younger than two, people who have a documented medical condition preventing them from wearing a face covering or by people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
  • Both factory made and homemade are acceptable.
  • Face coverings can be made from a variety of materials like cotton, fleece or linen.
  • Neck gaiters are acceptable if the material consists of two or more layers.
  • Bandanas and face shields are not acceptable.

Employees do not need to wear a face covering when working in a room alone.

Transportation:

Please visit the web page listed below and click on the green button titled, “Bus Routes”. This will take you to the E-Link system, where you can type in your home address and find out your new bus pick up time. https://longviewschools.com/boundaries-and-busing/ Bus drop off times in the afternoon remain the same as last year.

Do not arrive early to the bus stop. Students should wear face coverings and physically distance from each other while waiting for the bus to arrive.

The safety precautions and rules for riding the bus include:

  • Face coverings are required.
  • Wait for the door to open before coming to bus.
  • Listen to the driver and follow safety protocols as directed.
  • Stay in your assigned seat for the whole ride – no moving.
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself.
  • Use quiet voices.
  • Use kind words on the bus. No Bullying.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.

In-between routes drivers will wipe down seats and handrails. When routes are completed for the day, drivers will disinfect the bus using a district provided cleaner.

BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE.

Daily Health Screening:

Per Covid-19 guidelines, all students and staff are required to complete a daily Wellness Screening prior to entering any Longview Public Schools building. This can be done through Skyward Family Access or using the Skyward App. There is also a paper copy of the Wellness Screening if you are unable to do it through Skyward. Your student will need to provide documentation that the Wellness Screening was completed before they will be permitted to enter the building. You may show the green check screen when entering the building with a phone screen shot or the paper copy. This needs to be completed daily for every student entering any school building.

Below are instructions on how to do the daily Wellness Screening.

From Skyward Family Access: 

The Wellness Screening is located on the Home page. Answer both questions and then select Save.

Immediately after clicking Save, a response will display. If you responded No to both questions, you will receive a message confirming your student’s entry to the school building.

Below is an example of a Yes response to one or both questions. If you answer Yes to either question, your student should stay home. Please call the school to discuss the illness.

From the Mobile Application:

A widget for the Wellness Screening displays on the mobile home page and it may also be accessed via the menu outlined in red in the picture on the right. Select the Today’s Screening option.

Answer the two questions and select Submit. In this example, No was selected for both questions.

Immediately after clicking Submit, a response will display. If you responded No to both questions, you will receive a message confirming your student’s entry to the school building.

Below is an example of a Yes response to one or both questions.