Dear Parents and Guardians,
Recently the district announced plans to bring all students back to school more days per week starting April 19. Since then, the COVID-19 infection rate has increased dramatically across Cowlitz County causing the district to postpone plans for middle and high school students.
The district continues following Department of Health guidelines and with the increase in the community infection rate our middle and high schools will continue in hybrid learning for the time being. We will be monitoring community infection rates and plan to bring middle and high school students back to school four days per week once guidelines can safely be met.
According to the Department of Health elementary schools are currently eligible to return to school five days per week. This means starting Monday, April 19 all elementary schools will welcome students back to school five days per week. Students can choose to remain in full-time remote learning for the remainder of the school year. To prepare for welcoming more elementary students to class Friday, April 16 will be used as a planning day with no in person class or Zoom lessons for elementary students. Middle and high school students will have classes on April 16.
The district continues to focus on providing a safe school environment for all students. Please help us with these efforts by taking precautions when out in public by wearing a face covering and staying physically distanced from others. As of April 15, anyone age 16 or older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, so please click here to find vaccination appointment information. Your efforts will help us make the most of the remainder of the school year.
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools