Dear Parents and Families,
As the 2020-21 school year comes to an end I want to thank you for your support, flexibility and understanding this year. The past year put everyone through difficult circumstances that are thankfully behind us. I am incredibly proud of our students and our families for their perseverance and achievement in the midst of this challenging school year.
The plan for next year is to return to “normal.” Kids at all grade levels will be in school full-time, five days a week, and after school activities will resume normal seasons and schedules. We are expecting to receive health safety guidelines from the Department of Health in the coming weeks. Information will be shared with you as it is made available to the district and decisions are made. For your planning purposes, the start of school is on Tuesday, August 31 next year.
I am looking forward to continue improving the achievement levels of our students and building upon the increased learning levels we were experiencing throughout the district prior to the onset of the pandemic. We will also be paying particular attention to the social/emotional needs of our students as we continue our return to “normal.” Thank you for supporting our teachers and staff in their steadfast commitment to effectively serving our students.
If you, or someone you know, needs support with meals this summer the federal meal program has been extended. This means on June 21 the district will start serving free meals to children from birth to age 18 at several locations each week. For more information visit the district website at www.longviewschools.com.
Finally, kindergarten registration is now open for next year. If you have a child who will be five years old on or before August 31 you can register them for kindergarten. Instructions on how to register your child for school can be found on the district website homepage.
Thank you for supporting our schools and have a great summer.
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools