information and updates

School will be back in session this fall, but it will look different than it did before the pandemic to ensure the health, safety, and education of all students. https://bit.ly/reopeningWAschools #reopeningWAschools #waedu

Message from Jason Thompson, Superintendent, July 7, 2020
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Family Survey, July 7 - 17, 2020 (Survey is now closed)
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As we plan for the reopening of schools, we want to hear from you! Your feedback is critical in our decision-making process. Please provide your honest thoughts by participating in the survey linked below. Your feedback will help us better understand your family’s needs and preferences as we approach the upcoming school year so we can best support you and your child. Please complete the survey as soon as possible and no later than Friday, July 17. Please know that we are working diligently to get our specific plan in place. We will continue to bring you updates as we have them.
Letter to Families and Staff from Jason Thompson, Superintendent,
July 27, 2020   English  Spanish
Snohomish Health District News Release, July 29, 2020
Reopening Schools 2020: Update from Jason Thompson, Superintendent,
July 30, 2020  English  Spanish



We have created two workgroups that meet regularly; a core planning team and a larger community committee to give input to the core planning team. We are working hard together to finalize a full plan for fall in addition to various contingencies should changes happen in the future. The core team will take the plan to the Board of Directors who will consider the plan and ultimately make the final decision at their regular session meeting on August 3, 2020.

  • Core Team Charge - Inform recommendations and guidance for Marysville School District as we plan for the reopening of schools in fall 2020.
  • Community Reopening Committee Charge - To represent the entire community on what should be the criteria by which we design and ultimately select a proposal to go to the school board. In other words, to establish a set of values or guiding principles, we must meet as we develop a plan.

primary considerations for reopening schools

Developed by the Reopening Schools 2020 Community Workgroup

  • Safety
    Physical and social-emotional safety for all students, staff and families.
  • Highest Possible Quality of Educational Experience
    Evidence-based, engaging, and structures for quality assessment.
  • Equity
    Recognize the differing needs of all students
  • Sustainability
    Achievable within the current human and fiscal resources of the District
  • Community
    Communicated clearly, thoughtfully, and in multiple ways to all community members.

planning timeline and purpose

June 16, 2020CoreWASA Reopening School Webinar and Research
June 23, 2020CoreOSPI Reopening Guidelines Review
June 26, 2020CoreReview Best Practices for Reopening Schools
June 29, 2020CommunityWorking Norms and OSPI Reopening Guidelines Review
June 30, 2020CoreResearch and Discuss Hybrid Models and Surveys
July 2, 2020CoreGroup Analysis of Hybrid Models
July 8 & 9, 2020Core & CommunityConsensus on Hybrid Model, Aspirations
July 15 & 16Core & Community
Presentation Planning for Community, Aspirations
July 21 & 23, 2020Core & CommunityPresentation and Feedback, Polling
July 30, 2020Core & Community