Dear Sacajawea Families,
I just completed my 20th year in education and I can honestly say that I’ve never experienced a school year like this! While our school year was less than ideal, all of us at Sacajawea thank you for your continued patience and support as we transitioned to remote learning. We hope that your summer is restful and that you are safe and well.
There are a lot of questions about summer opportunities as well as questions about what school will look like in the Fall. Please continue below for our most up-to-date information:
This year, FWPS is providing essential summer learning for all scholars. Engaging in learning throughout the summer months will support your scholar and prepare for their return to school. We ask that you set aside 90 minutes a day if your child is in grade K-5 and 110 minutes a day for grade 6-12. A daily schedule and free online resources have been posted to the FWPS website at https://www.fwps.org/summerlearning. We will also be mailing home learning packets to all scholars who were in K-11th grade last year. Packets should be arriving in your mailbox the week of July 6. We are also very excited to share a new experience geared toward our youngest learners. Tune into FW Channel 21 Monday-Friday from July 6-August 7 each day, 9 AM - 5 PM, to see amazing 20-minute reading and math lessons. There will even be math lessons taught in Spanish each hour. These lessons will give the opportunity for your child to learn and grow throughout the month and will be posted to our FWPS youtube channel as well.
Using guidance from the State and the Department of Health, we are planning for a safe return that prioritizes learning. We know that we will begin the year with a hybrid model. FWPS is exploring several hybrid models that provide a combination of face-to-face instruction and remote learning. We have received input from parents and guardians, scholars and staff. The early results reveal the PreK-12 two-day face-to-face and 3-day remote model is the most desired option. Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks.
Health and safety is our priority. As we prepare for our Fall Re-opening, we are using the guidance from the Department of Health and OSPI. Our district is hard at work developing health and safety protocols with social distancing guidelines, arranging schedules that minimize contact, considering bus transportation and engaging in deep cleaning protocols to minimize the spread of germs. As part of ensuring a safe learning environment, students will be required to wear face masks. Please take time this summer to both reinforce and practice wearing face masks. We will continue to place health and safety as a priority as we look toward the Fall.
I will update you with information as I receive it. Until then, enjoy long summer days with your family.