August 10, 2020 | Community Update

Dear Riverview Community: The Riverview School District has updates on three areas of focus for Reopening Plans for the 2020-2021 school year.


Kindergarten


The kindergarten school year will now begin remotely, rather than in-person. This decision was made after meeting with regional superintendents and receiving guidance and recommendations from Public Health - Seattle & King County and the Governor’s Office.

Public Health officials stated that due to the increase of COVID-19 spread in King County, they could not imagine a way to have on-campus learning in the fall, without the risk of significant transmission of the virus to students, educators, staff, and the general public.

To read Public Health - Seattle & King County’s recent statement, please click below:


https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/07/22/public-health-supports-decisions-by-schools-to-begin-school-year-with-online-learning/.


Childcare


The Riverview School District is finalizing plans for a childcare option during the 2020-2021 school year. Please click the survey link below to provide us with feedback for our planning.

We understand the importance of children having access to Riverview's Remote Learning program. Our childcare staff is planning on setting aside the time, as needed, to facilitate student engagement in Remote Learning. Students must bring their devices in order to participate.

Note:

1) Childcare is available to students enrolled in grades K-5.

2) Students must be enrolled in the Riverview School District to participate.

3) Completing this survey does not sign you up or commit you to any participation in childcare through Riverview School District.


This survey closes on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 11:59 P.M.


Childcare Survey


Teaching and Learning


Our Teaching and Learning team will be providing more details soon, including sample schedules for elementary and secondary students through our district’s Engage website, under the “Re-Opening” section. Families can expect Remote Learning in the fall to be more structured and robust than what they experienced last spring. Students will be engaged throughout the school day in a variety of structured synchronous (in-person) and asynchronous (independent) learning activities.

The Riverview School District continues to work on plans for Remote Learning and Reopening for schools for the Fall of 2020. This update on Kindergarten, Childcare, and Teaching and Learning is part of a series of ongoing updates planned in the coming days and weeks, prior to the start of school on September 1, 2020.

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