Family Meeting

Family Meeting
Posted on 06/19/2020
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Our initial review of requirements released for opening schools for 2020-21 will allow some form of on-campus face-to-face instruction, likely a blended learning model which combines in person instruction with distance learning, as long as all students and staff wear masks and practice good hygiene and social distancing. With this guidance, Port Townsend is working to refine our programs to try to meet this need, as well as improve our distance earning options for families who prefer to continue distance learning. We are awaiting more guidance from OSPI about what type of distance learning we will be able to provide for families who prefer that option to blended in-person learning.

Parents will be surveyed electronically next week on their preference. Once this information is known, it will be used to determine initial capacity and schedules for both blended in-person learning and if allowable, distance programs. School schedules will be shared with parents after final approval by our Board of Directors this summer. While we will share our plans and schedules with families when they are approved, the progress of the virus and health department directives will determine how we implement plans. For elementary families we will ask about childcare needs. Family responses will allow us to do our best to find solutions at school or in the community for families that need to work and have care for young children. We know that many families were economically impacted by the lack of childcare during the school closure.

The following link is to the OSPI guidance for schools. Please note that additional information and clarification will continue to be issued through the summer.

On June 25 at 5:30pm we will offer a virtual family meeting to present the possible models for next school year and answer questions from families. You may join the session live as a webinar, watch it live streaming on YouTube, or watch anytime after on Youtube. If you join the webinar you can ask questions.

Live Stream on Youtube, available to watch on demand after the meeting

Link to join Webinar, where you can ask questions in a Q and A.

ASL interpretation will be available on both the Webinar and Youtube Stream. Spanish Interpretation will be available only on the Webinar.

Or via Telephone:
+1 253 215 8782 or
+1 346 248 7799 or
+1 669 900 9128 or

Webinar ID: 947 2182 7490

Best regards,

Sandy Gessner-Crabtree
Incoming Superintendent for the 2020-21 School Year

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