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Snohomish School District closes all schools March 13 - April 24 following Governor's proclamation

Series: Coronavirus | Story 5

Last updated 3/23/2020 at 4:02pm

All schools in the Snohomish School District will be closed Friday, March 13 through Friday, April 24 after Gov. Jay Inslee announced district-wide closures for all school districts in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties March 12.

Read Snohomish School District Superintendent Kent Kultgen's letter sent to families below.

"Hello Families,

"As you are likely aware, Governor Jay Inslee just ordered a proclamation closing all K-12 school districts (public and private) in Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties through Friday, April 24. If the closure order does not get extended, students would return to class on Monday, April 27. This announcement aligns with our district’s closure decision.

"In their address to the state this afternoon, Governor Inslee and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal noted districts will take the next week to develop plans for the coming 6 weeks. As a district, we are all working diligently to get our students, staff, their families and community further clarification and answers. Please note we will likely have answers to some of your questions and concerns next week. We will be in constant communication with our students, staff and families as we work together to navigate this uncharted territory.

"Governor Inslee and State Superintendent Reykdal also noted the following and said further guidance will be provided as it is available. Like you, we await further clarification on these matters, and once we know more, we will communicate with you:

"There is a focus on graduation for high school seniors.

State SBAC testing has been suspended for the school year.

The end of the school year could be extended through late June to make up for lost instructional time.

Districts are working on providing meal opportunities for students.

Districts are working on providing childcare options for students of first responders and essential health care workers.

As a district, I want you to know of local decisions we have made. These are effective tomorrow (March 13, 2020) through Sunday, March 22. Late next week, these decisions will be reevaluated with any new information we have and decisions will be made whether to change, extend or discontinue.

"All operations at the Snohomish Aquatic Center have been suspended.

All middle and high school athletic practices and competitions have been suspended.

All outside facility use (including outdoor fields) has been suspended.

I also want you to be aware our Kids’ Café mobile food service will be providing sack lunches for those who need them beginning tomorrow (March 13, 2020) at the following locations and times (Monday through Friday):

Boys & Girls Club - 10:30-10:55 a.m.

Snohomish Aquatic Center - 11-11:25 a.m.

Emerson Elementary - 11:30-11:55 a.m.

Snohomish High School – Noon-12:25 p.m. (truck will be at front entrance to school (south parking lot))

Circle H Mobile Home Park - 12:40-1 p.m.

3 Rivers Mobile Home Park - 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Valley View Middle School - Noon-12-30 p.m.

Throughout the 6-week closure, please make sure you are checking your email and phone messages regularly. We will share information through our normal communication channels - School Messenger automated message system (calls and emails), listserv communications, websites and social media. We have also set up a special email address ([email protected]) where you can send your COVID-19 questions and comments. Please continue to visit our district COVID-19 webpage at http://www.sno.wednet.edu/coronavirus for resources and new information.

"Thank you for your understanding and patience. These are unprecedented moments for Snohomish, as well as the rest of the world. Snohomish is an amazing, connected community, and we will rise though this crisis together.



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