After much debate, research, and planning, Selkirk School District will be reopening for in-person classes beginning August 31! Half of the students will attend on Monday/Tuesday and half on Wed/Thursday. There will be some at-home work time in this schedule, but this was the best option that allowed us to start safely and work through any issues that arise. The district developed a phased in approach which will be posted on our website on Friday with plans to move to full in-person when possible. Parents in grades 6-12 will be invited to small group meetings next week to get details and student schedules while teachers in grades K-5 will be contacting parents to explain information and share the schedule for your child. By Friday we hope to have a short video posted explaining important safety information regarding face-coverings, health screenings, and other issues. Looking forward to seeing our students after 5 1/2 months!!
Selkirk would like to share some resources that you may find helpful as we deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to take a moment and review this information and share it with your student or your family. https://www.selkirkschools.org/page/covid-resources
We know there are lots of back-to-school questions and we hope to have an announcement regarding Selkirk's Reopening Plan by next Tuesday (August 18). Please know that we are still planning for an in-person start. It may be only two days per week for the first couple of weeks and if we can go without an outbreak, we will gear up for the full 4-days per week. As much as we'd like to start full-time from the first day, it is not looking like we have much support from the health department. NETCHD is worried about their ability to assist schools if there is an outbreak considering the increase in cases in the three counties (PO, Stevens, Ferry). The best thing we can do as a community is to wear our masks and exercise social distance so we don't contribute to a community outbreak!
Check out Selkirk Re-Opening Update...Straight from the Source! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5lm2CQLvdM
Check out our new web page (www.selkirkschools.org)! While the site is still under construction, you can find updates regarding Selkirk's Reopening Plan for 2020 under the NEWS section! We'll be launching our own app soon, too!
The good news is that OSPI informed all school districts today to plan on in-person classes for next fall!! However, once again we ask for patience and grace in unpacking the recently released guidelines. While we know there will many regulations that can easily be accommodated (temperature checks, extra cleaning, etc.), there are some that will definitely be more difficult. For example, the guidelines released today indicate that all students (except those falling under certain health or disability categories) will be required to wear masks on buses and in schools. There are two points that we'd like to share with you today on this topic. The first is that as the summer progresses, that mandate may be modified especially in communities with no COVID-19 outbreaks. The second is that we desperately want to be back to in-person education so if the guidance does not change, know that Selkirk will work hard to make it workable for families so that we can have your students back in class with our teachers who miss them very much! Just remember the start of next school year is 2 1/2 months away....much can happen in that time.
Get help with groceries this summer! All students attending Selkirk Elementary (where meals are free to all kids) are eligible or if your child is in 6th-12th grade and your family qualifies for free and reduced meals, there is a new program this summer to help families buy groceries! Check out the details for the Pandemic EBT program can be found here: program https://medium.com/@waOSPI/what-is-pandemic-ebt-a7a086fcaf94
The high school graduation ceremony on June 13th will be live-streamed. Stay tuned for the YouTube link!
Remember to stop by and pick free meals today for children 0-18 years old! This week's learning packets for K-5 are available at meal sites!
Remember to use your "What's for Dinner" certificates! Local businesses benefit when you redeem them!
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank You for all you do!
Be sure to check out our new Android and iOS apps! (links on the bottom-right of the page)
Welcome to the new website!