2020-21 School Year

Updated Aug. 25, 2020

Our planning efforts for 2020-21 school year are focused on relationships, and the many steps needed to re-enter and rebuild. We are committed to do all we can to support our students in learning during this pandemic and to keep students and staff safe. Those steps include options for families, new procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and a careful consideration of equity for our students and staff.

Because conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change, our back-to-school plans are also fluid. We will continue to evaluate and update our plans to reflect local, state, and federal guidelines. We will send out updates to our families and staff, as well as update information here.

Three Learning Models

We rely on our public health experts to guide our safety precautions. Those precautions include a requirement to limit person-to-person contact with six-feet of social distancing. However, this limits how many students we can welcome to schools at any one time.

In response to these requirements, and to provide families with options, we will offer three learning models:

Reopening Decisions

Based on guidance from our local public health officials, we will begin the 2020-21 school year in a fully remote learning model for at least the first nine weeks. As we've shared before, our goal is to welcome as many students as possible back into our buildings this fall. We continue to work with public health officials and will reference the state Department of Health “decision tree” to help guide our reopening decisions. 

Safety Processes

Protecting the health and safety of our staff and students is our most important goal as we plan to reopen. We are working closely with state education and health officials. The OSPI District Planning Guide provides specific strategies to help us achieve this goal with restrictions:

  • Practice physical distancing (six feet) within each group of students as much as possible, including spacing of desks.
  • Require cloth face coverings for staff and students.
  • Check for signs of illness for all staff and students at entry each day. 
  • No field trips, assemblies, or other large gatherings.
  • Cancel or modify classes where students are likely to be in very close contact.
  • Limit nonessential visitors, including volunteers and mentors.
  • Limit cross-school transfer for special programs.

After reviewing our programs, to implement these strategies, we will suspend the following actions under the current pandemic:

  • After school activities
  • After school clubs
  • Indoor facility rentals
  • Outside groups
  • Pool use
  • School-wide parent meetings
  • Special performances
  • Tiny Trojans

More Information

Please visit the following pages to learn more: