Chromebook – Each child attending a Longview school needs a Chromebook. Families needing a Chromebook should call their school. Your school will check out a Chromebook free of charge. You will need to return the Chromebook when school switches to in-person learning.
An Internet Connection – There are two options: Free Comcast internet or a cellular hotspot. You can request a cellular hotspot by calling your school or apply directly to Comcast (you can do this on your mobile phone) to see if you qualify for FREE internet service at https://apply.internetessentials.com/
Technology Help – For help with technology access, please contact your school.
Virtual Classroom – Teachers and students will interact through virtual classrooms. Teachers will post assignments, materials, videos, grade student work, etc. in the classroom. Students will turn in assignments, ask questions, and respond to teacher feedback. In Google, documents are saved in Google Drive. To access Google Drive, click on the black/white waffle icon on the upper right-hand corner of a new web browser window.
Each student’s login information will be sent in a separate mailing. It is the same as last year for those who remember it.
a. Seesaw – Grades PreK-3 will use Seesaw for the virtual classroom. Access it by:
b. Google Classroom – Grades 4-12 will use Google Classroom for the virtual classroom. Access it by: – Grades 4-8: Sign in to the student’s Chromebook and click on the Google Classroom link. If accessing from another device, sign in to the student’s Clever account. (https://clever.com/in/longviewschools) – Grades 9-12: Log in to the student’s Chromebook, which takes them to their desktop. From there they can access all
Class sessions will be held using videoconferencing, where teachers and students interact in real time. These video conferences are expected daily. Videoconferencing will happen using:
a. Zoom – Most classes will use Zoom for videoconferencing. Teachers will provide a link and password in Seesaw or Google Classroom
fo r the Zoom sessions. b. Google Meet – teachers in grades 6-12 may choose to use Google Meet for scheduled videoconferencing.
1. Weekly Assignments – Teachers will post their lesson plans outlining work expectations weekly on Seesaw or Google Classroom or via email. 2. Weekly Schedule – Your school will provide a weekly class schedule prior to the start of school.
At the August 10th board meeting, the Longview School Board voted to start the school year in full remote (online) learning. This letter is to provide you with some specifics related to special education supports and services for the upcoming school year.
The District Special Education Department has spent the summer working closely with state and local officials creating specific procedures for special education students during remote learning. Some important information for you to know:
When the district is in full remote status students with disabilities will be as well. However, staff may bring in students for assessments, evaluations or services on a case-by-case basis. The district will follow the Department of Health’s health and safety requirements, to the extent possible, to reduce the risk for staff and students.
We will prioritize full implementation of IEPs in the fall. Specifically, you will hear from your child’s case manager no later than September 4 to discuss the schedule and implementation of your child’s IEP. Each student will have a master schedule built that details when their IEP goal(s) and specially designed instruction will be provided. We have spent the summer improving the remote learning model which will assist with implementation efforts
Any delayed Evaluations, Re-Evaluations and annual IEPs will be completed within 30 days of the first day of school
We realize you may have questions and concerns. Your first point of contact will be your child’s case-manager. We asked case-managers to arrange a check in with parents at least every other week to gather input to guide remote learning efforts.
To assist with communication please ensure that the district has your current e-mail on file by sending your name and your student’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org. The District Special Education Department will be providing ongoing updates. I appreciate your patience and support.
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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the free summer meal program for the rest of the year. What this means is Longview Schools will continue providing free meals to those who need them at selected schools and the four mobile pick up locations.
Meals will be distributed at the locations and times below. Both a breakfast and lunch will be distributed each day and the meals are free to any child age 0 to 18. The meals will be served Monday through Friday: