July 1, 2020
Carbonado School District Update
We have been diligently collecting information and feedback in order to plan for school in the fall. In following the guidelines set forth from the governor’s office, OSPI, and the health department, our goal is to implement the best plan to meet students’ social and academic needs while keeping safety for students and staff a priority. It’s our intention that these plans will not have to change much if more guidance comes out as Covid-19 continues to drive decisions in our state. We want to share now so that our families have time to plan.
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Best Case Scenario:
Early Kindergarten: Students will be on campus two days a week with the teacher from 8:30-11:00. Families will receive individual phone calls from us as school gets closer.
Kindergarten-5th Grade: Students will be on campus 8:30-2:00, Tuesdays-Fridays.
Sixth Grade-8th Grade: Students will be on campus 8:30-12:30, Tuesdays-Fridays and flexibility to stay until 2:00.
We will use Mondays for any student who may need some more individual time to meet a need.
Students will be able to come on campus to start health screenings (temperature checks) beginning at 8:00. We are required to socially distance students in the classrooms and ensure they wear face coverings. We will provide breaks throughout the day, whether that be PE or recess with just their class. If they are outside, they are able to have their face coverings off while still social distancing.
For those who are not comfortable sending their children back to school, your options are:
Distance learning with us--students will be expected to connect online when teachers are live teaching in the classroom with students. There will be more work and scheduled classes than what was delivered this past campus closure.
Homeschool your child(ren) on your own accord by declaring an intent to homeschool through the district office.
We are also preparing to be able to smoothly transition to distance learning at any point in time during the school year. I know no one wants to hear that, but it is the reality we are all facing in this pandemic. It is our goal that we make distance learning even better than what everyone experienced this past school year. In the fall, we are HOPING that we are open immediately and plan to have parent teacher conferences within the second week of school instead of a typical open house. We want parents to feel connected to their new teacher, to see what the expectations will be, to ask questions and to ensure that we are ready to meet your children’s needs. We want everyone to feel comfortable that we are here to support your students.
Finally, I want to emphasize that we want every student back on our campus. We know the parameters in place are not ideal. However, we heard loud and clear that parents want their students with their teachers, and parents want their children with their friends. We believe our plan allows for that while following the guidelines that we are legally required to follow. We will always put your child(ren) first and make the best of the situation. We eagerly look forward to seeing your children with us on September 2, 2020!
As always, please feel free to call the school at 360-829-0121.
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Carbonado School Board
The Carbonado School Board meets the third Monday of every month, except for January and February. On these two months, the Board meets the third Tuesday due to holidays. All meetings start at 6:30pm.