Reopening Schools 2020-21
Governor Brown made a December 23 announcement regarding a change to return-to-school health metrics and what it means for school districts. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is continuing with planning in light of this announcement and will provide more information to families in the coming days.
We look forward to seeing students back in class in Comprehensive Distance Learning on January 5.
Please check often for updates. We will be posting on this section of our website as new developments arise.
FRAMEWORK FOR REOPENING IN 2020-21 | 6/29/20
We have had teams of administrators, nurses, teachers, and staff working diligently to unpack the many components of the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance from Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Their work will contribute to our district’s Operational Blueprint that addresses: how to protect students and staff from the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing while at school and on the bus, and how to ensure rigorous learning environments for students.
The plan for delivering instruction hasn’t been fully finalized, but an overall framework has been determined and we would like to share that with you today. Your family will have a choice to make in the coming month, and we want to provide you with the general outline for our reopening plans now so that you can make an informed decision.
As we approach the next school year, your students will have two learning options within the West Linn-Wilsonville School District for the 2020-21 school year.
REOPENING SCHOOLS IN 2020-21 | 6/10/20
Earlier today, the Oregon Department of Education released its initial guidance for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year. The district will incorporate that guidance into our own plans as we work toward reopening schools in the fall. Once plans are developed, the district will submit an Operational Blueprint for Reentry to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for approval. We will continue to provide updates to our families as plans are created along the way, including the opportunity for parent input.
Several key elements will guide district planning for reopening, including:
- Public Health Protocols
- Facilities and School Operations
- Response to Outbreak
- Family and Community Engagement
- Mental, Social, and Emotional Health
- Staffing and Personnel
We appreciate our community’s patience and understanding as we create a plan that is safe for all students, staff, and families that also ensures the best possible learning environment for all students.
We would also like to remind families at this early stage that the district plans to offer a comprehensive optional K12 Online Program for students and families who prefer to learn from home next school year.