After consistent consultation with Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) since the start of our phased-in learning approach, they continue to support this cautious phasing method. Dr. Lutz is closely monitoring the characteristics of cases amongst our youngest learners and they continually remain low.
With their support, we are excited to announce that our first graders in all of our elementary schools, who have chosen Option 1 or 4, will return to in-person learning on Wednesday October 21st.
We will begin with a phased A/B approach with half of our first graders on Wednesday and the other half on Thursday as we ease into all first graders attending in person on Friday October 23rd. Please look for details from your specific school on what the A/B schedule will look like for you.
Transportation will be provided; however, we are encouraging parents to transport their child to school if possible, as our buses will run at 50% capacity for social distancing.
As we transition to in-person learning, our schools are ready to seamlessly switch between virtual and in-person learning and back as needed, by utilizing our virtual learning management system and curriculum as a platform for both learning models. We also ask for parent collaboration to help make in-person learning a success with our common expectations.
We will continue to meet our families at your readiness level for in-person learning. If you had selected an option to return to in-person, but have concerns about returning; please contact your school principal about alternative plans. We look forward to seeing our students again in person—at a distance.
We will hold a parent question and answer webinar to assist with answering your questions on Monday, October 19th at 6:30pm. Here is the Q&A webinar link with passcode CVSD1.