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School Update 9/17/2020

9/17/20

Dear Parents and Families,

We are continuing to monitor the air quality in our community each day. Current air conditions remain in the low end of the “very unhealthy” range.

Remote learning will continue as scheduled, but due to ongoing air quality issues school facilities will be closed on Friday, September 18. We anticipate air quality conditions will improve over the weekend and are planning on a return to normal operations on Monday, September 21.

The district’s meal service will continue to provide grab and go meals for any child age birth to 18 every weekday. For more information about meals visit longviewschools.com.

If you have questions please call your school.

Respectfully,
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-09-17T15:07:30-07:00September 17th, 2020|

School Update – 9/16/2020

9/16/20

Dear Parents and Families,

We are continuing to monitor the air quality in our community each day. The air quality is improved and is no longer in the “hazardous” range per the Washington State Department of Ecology Air Monitoring network.  However, we continue to be in the low end of the “very unhealthy” range.

Remote learning will continue as scheduled, but school facilities will be closed on Thursday, September 17 due to ongoing air quality issues.

The district’s meal service will continue to provide grab and go meals for any child age birth to 18. Free meals are served at six schools and four community locations. Kids do not need to be present to pick up meals. For more information about meals visit longviewschools.com.

We will continue to monitor local air conditions and will send additional updates as needed. We appreciate your support of our schools. If you have questions please call your school.

Respectfully,
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-09-16T15:17:39-07:00September 16th, 2020|

School Update – 9/15/2020

9/15/20
Dear Parents and Families,

The air quality in our community continues to be at hazardous levels. Remote learning will continue as scheduled, but school facilities will be closed on Wednesday, September 16 due to ongoing air quality issues.

The district’s meal service will continue to provide grab and go meals for any child age birth to 18. No qualifications are necessary to receive meals. The meals are free and kids do not need to be present to pick up meals.

We will continue to monitor local air conditions and will send additional updates as needed. We appreciate your hard work and support of remote learning.  If you have questions please call your school.

 

Respectfully,
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-09-15T15:14:34-07:00September 15th, 2020|

School Update – 9/14/2020

Dear Parents and Families,

We are continuing to monitor the air quality in our community. Remote learning will continue this week as scheduled, but school facilities will be closed and we will not be serving students in-person on Tuesday, September 15 due to poor air quality.

The district’s meal service will continue to provide grab and go meals for those who need them. The meals are free and kids do not need to present to pick up meals.

If air quality continues to be hazardous, we will send additional updates, so please check your email or visit the district web page at longviewschools.com. If you have questions please call your school.

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-09-14T15:30:17-07:00September 14th, 2020|

School Update – 9/11/2020

September 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

The first week of remote learning has been a success but has held a few challenges.  The feedback we have received has been positive and helpful – thank you.  A successful remote learning experience would not be possible without the cooperation and hard work of our families.

While district employees are working hard to provide a great remote learning experience for students, we are also preparing for the time when we are able to bring students back for in person learning. We are watching the Covid-19 infection rates closely after the Labor Day weekend and hope our community stays on a healthy path.  If the infection rates remain at safe levels, we will soon be considering bringing our youngest learners back to school in a hybrid format, which combines in-person and remote learning.  The earliest that this could begin would be the week of September 28.

The district is prepared and ready to have students back in class for in person learning when it is safe to do so. Our schools are clean and high frequency cleaning plans are in place. Air filters at every school in the district are being replaced with new, upgraded filters to support clean air. Safety signage is posted around all schools and every school has personal protective equipment for employees and students who need it. For high traffic areas like the main office and cafeteria, Plexiglas barriers are in place to protect students and staff members. After extensive work with the county health department, emergency plans are in place in case a student or employee is diagnosed with Covid-19.

We are excited and ready to get back to what we do best – teaching our kids in person.  In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of our remote learning efforts.  We will continue working hard to meet the needs of our students.  Please keep checking your email, or the district website, for updates.

Thank you for supporting our schools.

 

Respectfully,
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-09-11T15:59:23-07:00September 11th, 2020|

School Update 9/4/2020

September 4, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,

It has been a busy week in our schools with families getting ready for school, picking up Chromebooks and meeting staff members. We appreciate the chance to serve you.

Teachers and staff members were busy reaching out to families and students this week while continuing their preparation for the start of school on Tuesday. Our goal with our family outreach is to help your child get the most benefit possible out of remote learning. If you have not been able to speak with your child’s teacher please call your school office and they will be able to get you in touch with the appropriate staff member.

We continue to monitor community health conditions closely. The rate of infection in Cowlitz County continues to be low. After the Fourth of July holiday, new Covid-19 infections increased and we are hoping this does not happen after Labor Day. We want to get our kids back in school as soon as safely possible, so please practice good safety measures while enjoying the long weekend.

On Monday, August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the summer meal program. This means school districts can continue to provide meals to any child, from birth to age 18, with no qualifying requirements. The Department of Agriculture also implemented a positive change to support our families; children no longer need to be present for families to receive meals. This will allow kids to stay engaged in remote learning while a guardian or caregiver picks up meals. The summer meal program restarts on Tuesday, September 8, for more information please visit longviewschools.com.

Please keep checking your email, or the district website, for ongoing updates.

Thank you for supporting our schools.  We are ready for the start of school on Tuesday and look forward to getting back to serving our kids!

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-09-04T16:23:33-07:00September 4th, 2020|

Special Services Update

September 3, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

 

The new school year starts on Tuesday, September 8 and we are looking forward to serving you.

The special education team continues working hard reaching out to families to discuss remote learning. If you have not talked with your teacher, please call your school principal. It is important for each family to communicate with teachers to ensure we are meeting your child’s educational needs. While remote learning has its challenges, we are committed to providing your student with an outstanding education.

The district continues to monitor community health conditions closely. The infection rate in Cowlitz County continues to be low, which is great news. We hope the infection rate remains low so we can start serving students in person soon. Please keep checking your email, or the district website, for ongoing updates.

Thank you for having patience during this busy time.

 

Respectfully,

Dr. Elizabeth West, Executive Director of Special Education

Longview Public Schools

 

2020-09-18T11:51:04-07:00September 4th, 2020|

District to Continue Feeding Those in Need

September 3, 2020

District to Continue Feeding those in Need

On Monday, August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the free summer meal program to December 31, 2020. What this means is Longview Schools will continue providing free meals to those who need them at selected schools and the four mobile pick up locations.

Starting Tuesday, September 8, meals will be distributed at the locations and times below. Both a breakfast and lunch will be distributed each day and the meals are free to any child age 0 to 18. The 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 to pick up meals. Parents, families member and guardians can pick up meals for students who are home attending to schoolwork.

The normal school meal program will go into effect in January of 2021. We encourage families to plan and prepare for when the summer meal program extension ends by downloading a “free and reduced” meal form at longviewschools.com and turn in the signed application to your school.

Please remember, any child from birth to age 18 is eligible for free meals and the kids do not need to present to receive food. Please wear a face covering and practice physical distancing when picking up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the meal program extension, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

2020-09-02T16:09:08-07:00September 2nd, 2020|

Meet the Teacher Conferences

Greeting CVG Families,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we approach another school year. As you know we are starting in a full remote learning platform. We are extremely excited to see you and your children as we approach our “Meet the Teacher” conferences on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  I hope by now, you have communicated with your child’s teacher and have set up a meeting time. If a conference time has not been established, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time to connect. During this pandemic it is necessary for us to create a plan to help ensure the safety of students, parents and staff.  Please follow the guidelines listed below when you arrive for your conference.

  • Arrive to your conference appointment 5 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting time.
  • Please remain in your car until your child(s) teacher calls and is ready to meet.
  • K-4 parents, proceed to the main entrance. There you will be greeted by CVG staff and they will be applying wellness screenings and temperature checks.
  • 5th grade families will enter facilities at the gate leading to our portable classrooms. There you will be greeted by CVG staff and they will be applying wellness screenings and temperature checks.
  • During your meeting time, staff will be sharing schedules, expectations, and learning routines. In addition, staff will engage you in a conversation regarding your plan when we transition to a hybrid model.  (Remain full remote or partial in-person learning)
  • Need a Chromebook?  At the conclusion of the conference, you will be directed to our gymnasium to check out a Chromebook for your student’s learning needs.
  • When entering CVG facilities all persons are required to wear a mask. If the wearing of a mask creates a challenge,  please contact your child’s teacher to establish an alternative way to meet.

School begins on Tuesday, September 8th.  We are looking forward to reconnecting with you.  Have a fantastic three day weekend.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at (360)575-7502.

 

Sincerely,

Aaron Whitright
CVG, Principal
360-575-7502

2020-08-31T14:01:20-07:00August 31st, 2020|
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