Wolf Pack Scholars and Families,
I hope everyone has had an opportunity enjoy the warmth of the first few sunny days that our Pacific Northwest summer has offered us! We ALL put in a tremendous amount of effort and energy into learning through our remote learning platform so everyone deserves ample time for rest and relaxation! Thank you again for partnering with us on the remote learning journey! I was excited and very pleased with what we were able to accomplish together! As we move into July, there are three things that I want to share with you so that we can continue our on-going communication through the summer. Below you will find a list of summer “NEED TO KNOWs” regarding Summer Meals, Summer Learning, Fall Re-Opening, and Health/Safety and Re-Opening.
Family Need To Knows for Summer
a. Summer Meals: Please click the link to get information regarding accessing our summer meals program. Scholar access to meals throughout the summer is of utmost importance! https://www.fwps.org/summermeals
b. Summer Learning: This year, FWPS is providing essential summer learning for all scholars. Engaging in learning throughout the summer months will support your scholar in being prepared for when we 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 athttps://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 really excited to share a new experience geared toward our youngest of learners. Tune into FW Channel 21 Monday-Friday from July 6-August 7 each day between 9-5 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.
c. Fall Re-Opening: Using guidance from the State and the DOH, we are planning for a safe return that prioritizes learning. What we know is that we will begin the year with a hybrid model (some face to face instruction and some remote instruction). At this time, FWPS is exploring several hybrid models that provides a combination of face to face instruction and remote learning. We have received input from parents and guardians, scholar and staff. The early results reveal the Pre-K-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.
d. Health and Safety and Re-Opening: Health and safety are a 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 the time this summer to both reinforce and practice the wearing of face masks. We will continue to place health and safety as a priority as we look toward the Fall.
Know that your TAF@SGH team is here to support you through the summer! Please reach out via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns. It’s important to remember that…the strength of the wolf…comes from the pack! Your pack his here for you!