Reopening Washington Schools

On June 11th Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced that Washington schools would be reopening in the Fall. To prepare for that and keep our community up-to-date on what next year will look like, we've created this page. We will be updating it as new information comes to us. Please check back here regularly for updates.

June 23, 2020

Dear Sprague and Lamont Families:

RE: REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS

Now that we have come the end of the 2019-2020 school year, on behalf of the Sprague and Lamont School Staff, we would like to thank each of you for your dedication and hard work in keeping your children engaged in the learning process! We know it has been a long road but each and every one of you contributed in helping your children succeed. We are now looking forward to the reopening of our schools for our students this fall!

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released a guideline for us to follow in which we can use to develop Sprague and Lamont’s plans for reopening our schools this fall. This OSPI guideline is still evolving; however we are already in a phase of information gathering and fact-seeking in order to develop the very best reopening plan possible to maximize safety of students, staff and community and to maximize learning in a COVID environment. We want each of you to be aware that this work will be done with input and communication from our school district staffs as well as from you as parents and families of Sprague and Lamont School students.

Because of the unique nature of both Sprague and Lamont School Districts, our reopening plans may have slight differences due to different age groups being served. However, we want to assure you that our primary objective will be the safety of students, staff and all visitors that come into our schools. We are planning on being able to deliver a face-to-face, in-school teaching/learning model for our students. With this reopening plan, there will need to be safeguards in place of which we are preparing for. Some of these safeguards include but will not be limited to: The wearing of cloth masks by everyone entering our buildings, students being seated six feet apart, lunchtime changes to minimize student exposure to others, routine hand washing and cleansing, and body temperature and periodic physical symptom checks throughout the day. In addition, we will be updating our distance (continuous) learning plan in the event of a scenario where there is a COVID outbreak and we are unable to have students present in our schools and need to again teach remotely.

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Please also continue to visit spraguelamont.org or visit our Facebook page for updated information.

Sincerely,

Bill Ressel and Todd Spear

Superintendents of Sprague and Lamont School Districts