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What happens now at local schools?

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Series: Coronavirus | Story 24

Last updated 3/13/2020 at 10:42am

All schools in the Edmonds School District will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, through at least Friday, April 24. This extends the closure the district already put in place by at least two more weeks.

There is no school Friday, March 13, as it's a training day for staff.

Superintendent Kristine McDuffy, in a letter to parents and guardians, said the district will continue to focus on three priorities for the extended school closure: food services, child care and educational resources and support.

"These priorities align with the requests from the governor to first and foremost focus on plans for providing food and childcare for our families in need of these services," McDuffy said.

The Edmonds School District Food and Nutrition Department will be providing free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches for any child (birth to 18 years old). This weekday service will be available from 11 to 11:30 a.m. starting Monday, March 16, at the following locations:

– College Place Elementary

– Chase Lake Elementary

– Lynndale Elementary

– Cedar Valley Community School

– Mountlake Terrace Elementary

McDuffy said the district is working on the governor's request that all closed school districts prioritize child care for first responders and health workers.

"If you currently have your child enrolled in a before or after-school or childcare program, we encourage you to reach out to them directly for their plans to provide care for the next few weeks," McDuffy said.

For families not currently enrolled in a childcare program, but will need childcare during the extended school district closure, McDuffy said the district is working to try and provide support and services.

For the initial part of the long-term closure, teachers will provide educational resources to students and families so learning can continue. Teachers are spending Friday, March 13, planning and preparing materials.

Families can expect communication from their teachers in the coming days about how to access these educational resources.

New information released from OSPI

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) just released new information surrounding state testing. Please see their latest School Closures FAQ for more details. )https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/communications/SchoolClosuresQandA0312.pdf)

Family support available

We understand families continue to need support, especially during times of crisis. Please reach out with your specific needs in one of the following ways:

– Call: 425-431-1454

– Email: [email protected]

– Visit the Family Support webpage for more details and resources (https://bit.ly/2WamFOT)


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