June 23 Reopening Update

June 23 Reopening Update
Posted on 06/23/2020
Over the weekend, Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), released a new video expanding upon and providing clarification to the 2020-2021 Reopening Guidance for Washington schools. We want to provide an update to our community on the progress and plans being made for Finley School District.

Like most districts across the state, our goal is to reopen schools this fall in-person. To do this, all schools will have to make some changes in order to follow the Department of Health’s guidelines, including requirements around physical distancing, face coverings, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Current guidance is explained in OSPI’s video.

Finley School District is working closely with area districts as we discuss plans and options for reopening. We’re also reviewing the feedback and survey responses from our community as we develop plans for what school will look like if local or state health requires us to switch to a remote learning model at some point.

All WA districts are required to adopt a reopening plan through a local school board resolution and file the plan with OSPI and the State Board of Education. We expect to present a preliminary reopening plan for initial discussion at our July 20th school board meeting. We will continue to communicate with our families and the community as we move toward finalizing that plan and preparing to welcome students back in the fall.