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Final Teaching & Learning Update for the 2019-20 School Year

June 22, 2020

 

Hello Snoqualmie Valley families,

 

This is the last Continuous Learning Update for the 2019-20 school year.  While we did our very best to support students during this closure, we are extremely thankful for the incredible level of support students received at home to allow learning to continue. We know this was a challenging time for families, and we are grateful for everything you did.

 

We know you have many questions about what the 2020-21 school year will look like. We are in the process of meeting with a representative group of staff members and families to figure out how to educate students next year while being in compliance with new state requirements. While our desire is to begin school in the fall in-person, the current state requirements make this challenging. Some of these state requirements include:

  • Social distancing of 6 feet between students.
  • Students and staff wearing masks.
  • Health monitoring to ensure no one comes to school when sick.
  • Meeting all of the required student contact hours that are in place for a typical year.
  • Taking and requiring student attendance.

Our school board, superintendent and staff members are using survey data from the elementary and secondary staff, student and parent surveys regarding remote learning as well as feedback from the Thoughtexchange engagement on re-opening schools to inform decisions about next year. We will update you this summer as we work out the details about how to address this complex challenge.

 

Elementary Students

Elementary Student Personal Items/Medication Pickup

  • If you have not been able to pick up items, please contact your school.  

Elementary Report Cards

  • Student report cards are now available through Family Access. (For information on grading procedures, click here.)

Summer Engagement activities for K-5 students available on the district website. 

 

MSHS and Middle School Students

Important information regarding grades:

  • Final Semester 2 grades for the 2019-20 school year will be finalized and ready to view in Skyward on Friday, June 26 at 3 p.m.
  • If your middle school student receives an “incomplete” grade in a middle school, non credit-bearing class, no action is necessary. This information will be used by our teachers next year to identify students who may need additional support when we begin school in the fall.
  • If your high school student, or your middle school student in a high school credit-bearing course (Algebra, Geometry, Spanish) receives an “incomplete” grade, you will receive an email from MSHS outlining next steps. 

Middle school students have the option of leaving the grade on their middle school transcripts, earning no high school credit for the course, and taking no action. This will not impact the high school transcript as this grade will not be posted to the high school transcript. This will be the default action if we don’t hear from you. If your student wishes to resolve the “I” grade, please email your middle school principal and inform him/her of your student’s desire to earn a letter grade and replace the “I”.

 

High school students have a few different options for resolving “incomplete” grades. We will be in touch with you to explain these options and make recommendations based on your child’s personal circumstances. You are also welcome to reach out to the high school office if you have questions.

 

Please remember an “incomplete” grade is a temporary placeholder, and we are committed to working with your family to secure a permanent letter grade for your student’s transcript.

 

SVSD Summer School and Learning Opportunities

For extended learning during summer break, click here for resources and online courses offered through our school district.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership. Have a wonderful summer! 

 

The SVSD Teaching and Learning Team