SCHOOL CLOSURE: March 16 - April 24
UPDATED 4.1.20 5:20pm:
We hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. During the statewide school closure, we have really missed our regular school day and working directly with students. We still don’t know if we are returning to school in late April or if the Governor will extend the closure further.
This week our district launched the Continuation of Learning Plan required of all districts in the state. We issued more than 2700 Chromebooks to students, and schools have been in contact with students through conferencing and follow up calls. In many cases, teachers have posted lessons and activities for students. If you haven’t been in contact with your school, please do so as soon as possible.
The YCS Continuous Learning 2020 Plan is the new definition of school while we are closed. We are focused on the following priorities:
- ensure every student feels safe and valued,
- maintain relationships and connections,
- build on each student’s learning, and
- use a variety of strategies to monitor, assess, and provide feedback to students about their learning.
Families can anticipate teachers will share a weekly learning plan. It is critical that all our students develop the practice of connecting with their teachers daily and engaging in the lessons. We ask that parents assist students in accessing materials and reviewing teacher feedback.
The success of our Continuation of Learning Plan depends on students connecting with their teacher(s) everyday. If you have questions, it is important to immediately contact the teacher for support. This includes technical issues, questions about school work or for additional support.
As a reminder, we will be on Spring Break from April 6-10. Teachers will not be posting lessons during the break. Continuation of Learning will resume April 13. The health and safety of our families is critically important to us. We ask that you continue to stay home and stay healthy by following social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
Thank you for partnering with us to move learning forward.
During the closure, all of our buildings will be closed to the public. If you need assistance, please contact the school or department directly using contact information on our website.
If you have other COVID-19 questions, please contact the Washington State Department of Health website.