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Gov. Jay Inslee announced mandatory six-week closures for K-12 public and private schools across all 43 School Districts in Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties. At this time, schools in those three counties will remain closed through Friday, April 24, 2020.
Because the COVID-19 virus situation is fast-changing, please watch for school district messages and refer to your school district website, or private school website, for the latest information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if my child needs access to free meals?
Every family that needs nutrition will be able to get free meals from their school, Gov. Inslee said, even if they did not qualify before. Districts are exploring the best ways to provide for student nutrition during the closure. Please refer to your school district website for details.
Will classes be held online?
Districts are working hard to provide educational resources while classrooms are closed. In some cases, that will include online learning. Please refer to your school district website for the latest information.
Will sporting events and other extracurricular activities be held? What about state sports tournaments?
Probably not, because gatherings of 250+ people are temporarily prohibited, by order of the health officer. But check with your student’s coach or school district website for the latest information.
How will this effect high school seniors and the credits they are earning toward college? Are proctored college entrance exams still happening?
Answers to these questions will have to be worked out in coming weeks. Watch for messaging from your school district. Gov. Inslee is encouraging colleges to be flexible regarding admission requirements this year.
Will school buildings be off limits?
Not necessarily, but please refer to your school district website for guidance.
Are there any special provisions being made for students experiencing homelessness?
Districts are exploring the best ways to provide for these students. Please refer to your school district website for details.
May I home-school my child?
Please check with your school district regarding its home-school policies and support, and see the state’s home-based Instruction rules.
Will YMCAs and Boys & Girls Clubs remain open? What about community centers?
Facilities are open at this time, but you should check for updates with the YMCA of Snohomish County or your local Boys & Girls Club.
Will these closures mean my student will have to make up the lost days this summer?
That is likely. Watch for direction from your school or school district.
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