Update on K-2nd Grade returning to online learning November 9th:
As you know from previous communications, we have been closely monitoring Skagit County’s COVID-19 infection rates, which are tracked by the Skagit Health District. During the past 10 days, rates have sharply increased and the unofficial data shows that with yesterday’s 20 new cases, we have exceeded the moderate threshold of 75 new cases per 100,000 in Skagit County placing us in the high COVID-19 Activity Level.
As outlined in the OSPI decision tree, it is strongly recommended to transition to distance learning when cases exceed 75 per 100,000. Based on being in the high COVID-19 activity level, the Sedro-Woolley School District has made the decision to return K-2 back to a remote learning environment. We want to give our staff and families this official notification so they can start planning for the shift to remote learning as early as possible. The first day of remote learning will be Monday, November 9, and will not impact student conferences. Conferences will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for elementary schools, which will release at 12:30 p.m. On Thursday and Friday: State Street will release at 11 a.m.; Sedro-Woolley High School will release at 11:50 a.m.; Cascade Middle School will release at 12 p.m. There will be no school on Wednesday as we honor Veterans Day.
This transition does not impact students who are on campus outside of the K-2 hybrid model due to special needs or the third- to twelfth-grade remote instruction or those K-2 students who continued in the remote learning model.
We continue to follow sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, and regularly washing your hands.
The primary symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If you begin to experience symptoms, please consult a healthcare provider.
Phil Brockman, Superintendent
SWSD's Fall 2020 Reopening plan from their website: https://www.swsd.k12.wa.us/domain/858
Sedro-Woolley School District's Return To School Guide released 8/11/2020: https://bit.ly/3fVUs4y
From the Sedro-Woolley School District's Facebook Page 7/29/2020:
The district will be starting the 2020-2021 school year in a remote model of instruction.
Superintendent Brockman has provided letters to families in English, Spanish and Russian, please go to https://www.swsd.k12.wa.us/domain/858.
More information about the remote learning model will be released after the school board approves the full plan on August 10.
All information that is currently available regarding the Sedro-Woolley School District's plans for reopening prior to finalizing the plan on August 10th can be found here along with the results of the parent survey: https://bit.ly/3h2jKz8
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Governor Inslee has announced 4 weeks of statewide restrictions beginning 11:59pm Monday, November 16, 2020. You can read exactly what his new mandate entails here: https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-statewide-restrictions-for-four-weeks-c0b7da87d34e
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During this time we encourage everyone to be informed and do what they feel is best for their own family. Find more information regarding the Corona Virus in Skagit County here: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirus.htm
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