Planning for 2020-21 Return to School
Education leaders at the state and local levels have been grappling with what school will look like this fall. To help us prepare, OSPI has assembled a "Reopening Washington Schools Workgroup." This group provided direction on potential models and recommendations for reopening schools next year. The initial guidance from the group was released on June 11 "Fall Reopening Guidance." In this document, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal made it clear that he expected schools will open this fall for in-person instruction. However, Department of Health (DOH) requirements must be met in order to do so.
In response to that guidance, four district workgroups were formed to prepare for this work. Please see below for more information about each group.
The work groups are still developing plans for a more robust distance learning model and planning for when it is safer to return to in-person instruction. The re-opening plans required by OSPI were submitted Aug. 19. A formatted pdf version of that plan is available for staff and families. Translations will be posted as soon as they are complete.
In a family message on Oct. 9, Superintendent Brynelson shared that due to rising COVID cases in our county and secifically within district boundaries, tentative plans to bring back some students starting Oct. 26 would be postponed. However, the planning for when some students are able to return to in-person learning continues. Please see below the family webinars held Oct. 13 and 14 which outline many of the plans for in-person learning when it is a safer option.
The Mukilteo School District is committed to providing quality educational services to all students and their families, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, language, abilities, socioeconomic status, country of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. We are committed to promoting a vision for public education that advances inclusiveness, equity, and racial and social justice in our schools and society.
We value the following as we plan for the fall:
- Physically and emotionally safe environments for our staff and students
- Decisions made in the best interests of students and families
- Equitable supports for students
- Support for students that are furthest from educational justice
- Consistent and meaningful connections with each student
- High quality instruction for in person and remote learning
- Strong family-school partnerships in support of student learning