More In-Person Services for Specialty Classes Began this Week
On October 19, Snoqualmie Valley staff were excited to welcome a few more students back to school for in-person services. Our district’s Transition Learning Center, which serves students ages 18-21 receiving special education instruction, had started outdoor classes mid-September and moved indoors this week, with small class sizes on a hybrid schedule.
Additionally, some students in elementary specialty classes and middle school life skills classes\ returned for in-person services, with staff taking special care to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines from public health. While some families chose to continue remote only, the majority of students in the specialty program opted to return in person.
As announced last week, our phased-in hybrid plan for restarting other grade levels in person is currently on hold, due to regional COVID rates and staffing considerations. While we continue to support student learning remotely, we are also continuing to monitor conditions and assess how we can work through these challenges.
In the meantime, however, we were very excited to move forward with this support for select students for whom in-person services have been prioritized due to their unique learning needs. A special shout-out to Special Education staff who were ready to go this week, and eager to welcome their students back.