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Dear Federal Way Public Schools Parents and Guardians,
We’re committed to your child’s success this year. We know this year will be different than normal, but one thing remains the same: your child’s learning every day is our number one focus.
We know this is a challenging time. We are rising to the opportunity to teach your child in a more robust, consistent way this school year.
We’ve been working nonstop over the summer to plan for enhanced remote learning this fall. We’ve engaged in dozens of Zoom sessions with parents, scholars, and staff to learn what worked and what didn’t during our emergency remote learning that began last March at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we have spent these summer months reading and learning about best practices that support high quality online instruction.
Families shared they want more consistent practices across our schools, more student engagement during online instruction, and training on how to support their children in a remote environment. We’ve responded to this feedback by rolling out a family guide outlining our plans for the fall. This can be accessed at www.fwps.org/familyguide.
The safe reopening of schools is our ultimate goal. We are continually monitoring the regional infection rates to assess when we can transition to a hybrid model, a combination of remote and in-person instruction. We know that when regional infection rates are high, schools cannot open. So please do your part and wear a mask, so that we can safely open our schools.
Tough times don’t last forever. We will get through this! Please reach out to your school with any questions, concerns or supports for your child’s learning.
Let’s rise together to keep our scholars learning this school year.
Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent