March 26th Community Update

Dear Riverview Community,

The purpose of this message is to provide updates to our Riverview Community, regarding ongoing work in the Riverview School District due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This communication provides updates from various Riverview departments, as indicated below.

Information Technology (IT)

Director: Christopher Collins

https://www.engage.rsd407.org/it

These past few weeks have been unlike anything we, in the IT Department, have seen in our normal daily work. I would like to recognize IT staff who have continued to work on-site during this difficult time, supporting students, families, and staff by:


  • Launching the https://engage.rsd407.org website.

  • Coordinating site content with other district departments.

  • Configuring and responding to calls on the district hotline.

  • Distributing laptops to students absent the week of closure.

  • Configuring mobile hotspots for students in need.

  • Coordinating online lunch orders, in conjunction with the Food Services Department.

  • Supporting staff technology needs and questions.


Additionally, our IT staff has sent:


  • Reminders about district software tools.

  • Social Media guidelines for staff.

  • Phishing and Malware awareness.


Please email stayengaged@rsd407.org or call the district hotline at (425) 844-4544, as we continue to work to resolve issues you may be experiencing during this closure.

Teaching and Learning

Director: Dr. Randy Stocker https://www.engage.rsd407.org/pk12

The Teaching and Learning Department would like to thank you for your support and feedback of our work on the "Engage" website. Recently, we were able to translate materials on the website into Spanish and launched the Spanish content last week. (Note: For those accessing the Spanish materials, some links hosted outside of our district may remain in English.)

Based on the feedback we have received on the Elementary resources, we are going to leave the current 10-day cycle up for at least one more week. We have been informed that there is much more on the site than families might be able to complete in two weeks. This would be a good time to do some of the activities you were not able to do, review some of the activities you enjoyed, or explore activities above or below a grade level. A decision on "Week Four" content will be made following this week.

The Secondary section will be updated with new learning activities compiled by our secondary teachers. While the site supports Secondary learning, your child's teacher will be a great resource at this time.

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released a new set of guidelines on Friday, March 20, and then updated them again on Monday, March 23. Included in these guidelines was some preliminary thinking regarding seniors and graduation. The State Board of Education were completing work on this topic by Friday, March 27. As there is still "much in the air" regarding this, we look forward to sharing our thinking and planning once the guidelines have been more clearly established.

Childcare Services | Business and Operations

Director: Meisha Robertson https://www.engage.rsd407.org/childcare

This week, Governor Jay Inslee and OSPI have expanded childcare services to include pharmacy and grocery store workers, identifying them as essential workers. Last week, we surveyed our community's essential workers to gauge the need for local childcare services. With the Governor's recent Proclamation, we want to make sure that all pharmacy and grocery store workers are aware of the resources available for childcare.

Please visit our "Engage" website, under the section "Child Care," (linked above) to view these resources. We also encourage you to contact us, as we are happy to help answer any questions and assist families in finding childcare options which may be available to them.

Counseling Resources | Student Services

Director: Molly Lutz https://www.engage.rsd407.org/studentservices

Riverview School District counselors have provided a list of counseling resources on Riverview's new "Engage" website. Click on the link above to access them.

You will find links for "Second Step," a program used in grades K-5, as well as K-5 program "Character Education", "Xello," designed for grades 7-12, and details on how high school students can make their own "Gratitude Journal."

Food Service - "Grab and Go" Program

Supervisor: Kaye Wetli https://www.engage.rsd407.org/foodservice

Below we have included a video showing highlights from our first week of Riverview's new "Grab and Go" lunch program. More than 1,400 meals were provided in the program's first week, and meals are available Monday - Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - Noon at Carnation Elementary, Cherry Valley Elementary, Stillwater Elementary, and, in partnership with our Transportation Team, the Duvall Highlands MHC.

To Pre-Order meals, which helps our Food Services team plan for need and demand, please visit the "Food Services" tab on the "Engage" website (linked above) and complete your order between 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. each day, for weekday pick-up.

On Fridays, the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network will also be providing Weekend Power Packs for students picking up meals on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - Noon.

The Weekend Power Packs program is a community-based program addressing food scarcity in our community, organized and managed by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.

Additional Information


  • On Monday, March 23, 2020, the Riverview School District closed all playgrounds located on school grounds until further notice.

  • The Riverview School District will honor "Spring Break" the week of April 13-17, 2020. We will continue to provide essential services during the break, including, but not limited to:

  • Provide meals to students and youth in our community through the "Grab and Go" lunch program.

  • Provide or facilitate childcare options for essential medical personnel, first responders, pharmacy workers, and grocery workers.

Stay Engaged

For questions on any information included above, or regarding any aspect of Riverview's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our "Engage" website (https://engage.rsd407.org), contact Riverview School District through our hotline, (425) 844-4544, or via e-mail at stayengaged@rsd407.org.

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