Mukilteo Schools Closed through June 19
April 6, 2020 Message about Closure:
Dear Mukilteo School District families and staff,
This afternoon Gov. Inslee and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced in a press conference that in-person K-12 schools will remain closed through the end of the school year in June. We have been preparing for this possibility and it solidifies our plans to provide distance learning for students. The majority of middle and high school students now have devices and elementary school students will receive them this week and into early next week. Teachers are gearing up for distance learning and some have already begun to connect with families using online platforms like Google Classroom.
For high school seniors, they will still graduate this year. Many of them will be able to continue and complete the needed requirements through distance learning. The state is also poised to waive some of those credits if there is a good faith effort to complete them. While many special events for seniors like prom and graduation ceremonies are up in the air, staff continue to explore ways to provide alternative events in light of this week’s announcement that schools will be closed through June.
For staff, teachers are adapting instruction for distance learning and connecting with families to ensure they have what they need to learn at home. Many classified staff have been working throughout the closure by preparing, delivering and serving meals, distributing laptops, and providing support for essential operational tasks. If you’ve not already seen some of the faces doing this work, I’ve included a brief video thanking them for their work in those precarious first few weeks. We are still working on how to best use talents of classified staff such as paraeducators while still honoring social distance and stay at home orders. You’ll hear more from us about that in the coming weeks.
While the finish line may have moved, we are learning the course. Thank you for your flexibility and grace as we navigate this unique event together.
Dr. Alison Brynelson