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Longview, WA, USA

Superintendent Update - 1/14/2022

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Dear Parents and Families,

We have been back in school for about two weeks and with the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country and in our community, I wanted to provide you a school update.

Positive COVID-19 cases are increasing throughout our nation and we are also seeing the effects in our local schools. Absenteeism for students and staff members is higher than usual, but through the hard work of our staff and our families in following the necessary safety protocols, we continue to keep our schools open to serve our kids with in-person learning.

Over the past two years we have learned that keeping kids in school not only supports learning and academic achievement, but is better for their general well-being. School employees are working very hard every day to provide each child with the best education possible and we will continue to do all we can to keep our kids in school.

Just as in the past, the district continues to work very closely with local health officials to make sure our schools provide a healthy environment for the students we serve. The positive COVID-19 cases we are seeing in schools continue to be primarily due to students or staff members being exposed outside of the school setting. We anticipate that the region’s recent surge in COVID cases will soon begin to moderate.  In the meantime, we are committed to keeping our schools open and ask for your continued support of and adherence to the safety protocols that have been implemented in our schools and community. 

As always, the safety and security of students and employees is a top priority for the school district. We appreciate and thank you for supporting our schools and the mission to keep our students and employees safe.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools