March 20th Community Update

Dear Riverview Community,


We are happy to continue to provide additional updates regarding the work happening across our district with the COVID-19 outbreak and response for our students, staff, and families.


Teaching and Learning


The Riverview School District launched its "Engage" website (engage.rsd407.org) on Sunday, March 15, 2020, which includes a list of resources that students and families can access under the "Student Engagement" section. While these activities are presented in a daily format, we know that it may take longer to complete these activities.


Each family and situation is different, and families may consider doing activities for 2-3 hours a day. For the Elementary sections, you may also move up or down a grade level in content areas, if it seems more appropriate for your child to do so. The documents are currently being translated into Spanish and we hope to have them up on the site by next week.


During a conference call with the Superintendent of Public Instruction yesterday, we learned that state officials are working on what this school closure will mean for graduating seniors.


An OSPI work group plans to have guidance for school districts during the week of March 23. Our Teaching and Learning Department will review the guidance once it is released and determine next steps in supporting our students.


Food Service - "Grab and Go" Program


More than 1,400 meals have been distributed in the first week of our new "Grab and Go" lunch program! After launching on Monday, March 16, Riverview added two new pick-up location sites to the program, serving families at Stillwater Elementary and, in partnership with our Transportation Department, the Duvall Highlands community. "Grab and Go" meals are also available daily at Carnation Elementary and Cherry Valley Elementary.


A daily lunch menu is available on our new "Engage" website (engage.rsd407.org/foodservice) and Pre-Orders can be made throughout the weekend for meals to be distributed during the upcoming week.


Meals are available from 11:00 a.m. - Noon at each pick-up location.


Today, the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network provided more than 150 Weekend Power Packs to families in need at all "Grab and Go" locations.


Childcare Services


We recognize an urgent need in our community for childcare availability.


In order to provide free childcare for frontline healthcare workers and first responders in our community, Riverview School District is happy to provide a resource through the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County.


Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, families who qualify for this free service may register at the Monroe location:


Boys & Girls Club - Monroe

261 Sky River Parkway

Monroe, WA 98272.


Registration applications, provided by Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County, are now available on the "Engage" website (engage.rsd407.org/childcare).


Riverview School District also recognizes that there are additional families needing these services. Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County is offering discounted childcare to all families.


Effective April 1, 2020, Boys & Girls Club (Monroe) will offer discounted daily and weekly rates ($25/day, $125/week) for any families in need of childcare.


We will continue to explore options for childcare in our community. One great tool in finding additional resources is with Child Care Aware of Washington.


Child Care Aware of Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Washington has access to high-quality childcare and early learning programs.


Created by state statute in 1986 and incorporated in 1989, it is the only statewide childcare resource and referral program in Washington.


You can visit their website through a link on our "Engage" website, or by visiting https://childcareawarewa.org/.


Information Technology


Please be sure to visit the "IT Support" section of our "Engage" website (https://www.engage.rsd407.org/it) for support services and additional information from Riverview's IT Support Department.


Stay Engaged


Please continue to contact Riverview through our new hotline, (425) 844-4544, or send us any e-mail questions to stayengaged@rsd407.org.