September 4, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,
It has been a busy week in our schools with families getting ready for school, picking up Chromebooks and meeting staff members. We appreciate the chance to serve you.
Teachers and staff members were busy reaching out to families and students this week while continuing their preparation for the start of school on Tuesday. Our goal with our family outreach is to help your child get the most benefit possible out of remote learning. If you have not been able to speak with your child’s teacher please call your school office and they will be able to get you in touch with the appropriate staff member.
We continue to monitor community health conditions closely. The rate of infection in Cowlitz County continues to be low. After the Fourth of July holiday, new Covid-19 infections increased and we are hoping this does not happen after Labor Day. We want to get our kids back in school as soon as safely possible, so please practice good safety measures while enjoying the long weekend.
On Monday, August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the summer meal program. This means school districts can continue to provide meals to any child, from birth to age 18, with no qualifying requirements. The Department of Agriculture also implemented a positive change to support our families; children no longer need to be present for families to receive meals. This will allow kids to stay engaged in remote learning while a guardian or caregiver picks up meals. The summer meal program restarts on Tuesday, September 8, for more information please visit longviewschools.com.
Please keep checking your email, or the district website, for ongoing updates.
Thank you for supporting our schools. We are ready for the start of school on Tuesday and look forward to getting back to serving our kids!
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools