On June 12, 2020, Superintendent Shawn Woodward shared a video message (linked below) with Mead families regarding the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year. In this message he references OSPI's Reopening Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide. We have also included a link (click here) to remarks made on the subject of reopening of schools at a news conference on June 11th by Chris Reykdal, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
District and school administrators have begun the process of addressing the many logistics (social distancing, etc.) associated with fully reopening for face-to-face instruction in the fall. Development of the district's Reopening Plan will take place over the summer.
Three separate committees (elementary, secondary & safety/operations) are focused on answering the following questions:
- What will the first six weeks of school look like, both academically and from a social emotional standpoint, considering students have been away from face-to-face instruction since mid-March?
- If the Department of Heath determines only 50% of students can initially come for face-to-face instruction, what will an alternative, or rotating, attendance/learning schedule look like?
- If the COVID-19 situation necessitates moving back to Phase I, and face-to-face instruction is not initially possible, what will enhanced, at-home Continuing Learning 2.0 look like?
The district's Reopening Plan will be shared with Mead families on or about August 7, 2020.