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This web page is meant to help you stay informed about current school reopening plans and community health conditions. If you have questions about school reopening plans please call the district office at 360-575-7000 or email infoteam@longviewschools.org. The links to the Cowlitz County COVID case reports provide you up to date information on the community health status.

Cowlitz County COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the previous 14 Days

 New cases based upon the Day Reported to the County

Data based upon statistics provided by the Cowlitz County Health Department

Goal = <75 sustained over time (@3 weeks)

November 30, 2020

COVID Data Summary - Day Reported to the County 11.23.2020

Source: Cowlitz County Department of Health

Cowlitz County COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 population

New cases based upon Date Specimen Collected

August 4 -November 24

Based upon statistics provided by the Cowlitz County Health Department

 Goal = <75 sustained over time (@3 weeks)

COVID Data Summary - Date Specimen Collected 11.23.2020

Source: Cowlitz County Department of Health

Cowlitz County COVID-19 Positive Test Rate as a Percentage
September 1 -November 10
Source: Cowlitz County Health Department
Goal = <5%

COVID Data Summary-COVID-19 Positive Test Rate 11.23.20220

Source: Cowlitz County Department of Health

Cowlitz County COVID-19 Health Report

Daily Data history: http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/2757/COVID-19-Daily-Data-History

Data Reports & Presentations: https://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/2750/COVID-19-Data-Reports-and-Presentations

Positive COVID-19 Cases

Longview Public Schools (2020-2021)

 Date   Location   Student/Staff   # of People   Exposed at School 
10/6 Mint Valley Staff 1 No
11/9 St. Helens Student 2 No
11/9 St. Helens Student 1 No
11/12 Mark Morris Student 2 No
11/12 St. Helens Student 1 Yes
11/13 Kessler Staff 1 No
11/13 Robert Gray Student 1 No
11/16 R.A. Long Student 1 No
11/16 R.A. Long Staff 1 No
11/16 Kessler Student 1 No
11/17 Transportation Staff 1 No
11/18 Northlake Staff 1 No
11/18  Kessler Student 1 No
11/19  Col Heights  Staff  1 No
11/19 Mt. Solo Staff 1 No
11/20 Robert Gray Staff 2 No
11/20 Robert Gray Staff 1 Yes
11/20 Transportation Staff 1 No
11/20 Robert Gray Student 1 No
11/21 Robert Gray Student 1 Yes
11/22 Northlake Student 1 No
11/24 Robert Gray Staff 1 Yes
11/24 District Office Staff 1 No
11/25 Cascade Staff 1 No

 

School Reopening Decision Tree

Decision Tree Graphic - English
Decision Tree Graphic - Spanish

School Reopening Stages

Overview

The COVID-19 Pandemic required the district to rethink and develop a reopening plan that can flexibly meet the health needs of our community. Recently, the Department of Health released guidelines to school reopening.  These guidelines link our return to school to the number of new positive COVID cases per 100,000 people living in Cowlitz County, over a 14 day period. These guidelines, consultation with health officials, and other community health considerations will drive the staged reopening plan that Longview Public Schools will implement which is outlined in the diagram below.

The plan allows for a staged approach that transitions from remote learning in Stage 1, to full in-person instruction in Stage 7. All of the stages incorporate the health and safety guidelines issued by the CDC and DOH.  The stages prioritize providing in-person instruction to our youngest and most at-risk students because they are most likely to receive the least benefit from remote learning.  These groups are also the easiest to keep in consistent cohorts (groups of students who remain together throughout the day).

The diagram identifies how instruction would be provided in each of the stages. It is further broken down by age group and at-risk populations. There are three models of instructional delivery included in the stages: 1) remote learning, 2) a hybrid of remote learning and in-person learning, and 3) in-person learning.  The proposed reopening stages are detailed below.

Longview Public Schools Stages of School Reopening

Grade Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7
PreK-2 Remote Learning Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid In-Person In-Person
3-5 Remote Learning Remote Learning Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid In-Person In-Person
6-8 Remote Learning Remote Learning Remote Learning Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid In-Person
9-12 Remote Learning Remote Learning Remote Learning Remote Learning Hybrid Hybrid In-Person
At Risk Remote Learning Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid In-Person In-Person

 

  • At risk = students in need of intensive academic intervention, intensive supports to achieve on-time graduation, extensive social/emotional supports, Special Education programs.
  • Safety precautions, as recommended by federal, state and local health officials will be in place throughout all school reopening stages. Precautions include mandatory face cloth coverings, social distancing, health screenings, regular cleaning and disinfecting, regular hand washing, appropriate clean air movement and filtration and cohorting (keeping groups of students together).
  • Remote learning = students learning remotely through live video instruction, recorded video instruction, regular grading practices and a regular school schedule.
  • Hybrid = students attend school in-person 2 days a week*, and 3 days a week remote learning. Schedules for at-risk student services will be determined individually.
  • In person = all students attend school in-person, 5 days per week.*

*Students who prefer to receive remote learning instead of any form of in-person learning outlined in this plan may continue with a fully remote learning option provided by the district.

Movement from stage to stage is based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Cowlitz County, consultation with health officials, and other community health considerations. The Washington State Department of Health School Reopening Decision Tree explains how the district will consider this data when determining the stages of fully reopening our schools.