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    Family Questionnaire to Help Plan for Reopening

    Update: July 24, 2020

    Results of the Intent to Enroll questionnaire: In response to the questionnaire, 75% preferred some in-person instruction, 9% 100% remote, 13% not sure, and 3% will not be returning to SPS. While most families and many staff preferred in-person instruction the COVID-19 transmission rates are too high for an in-person return.

    On July 22, Superintendent Juneau announced that she is recommending to the School Board that Seattle Public Schools start the 2020-21 school year remotely. The School Board will vote on Superintendent Juneau's recommendation and an associated plan for Fall 2020 on August 12.


    Posted: June 25, 2020

    As we plan for the re-opening of school in the fall, we will be asking for family participation.

    On June 25, families will be asked to complete an Intent to Enroll questionnaire to hold a place in their program selection. This information will be critical in helping us finalize plans for next year. We will send a link to an online survey for families we have an updated email address. For those who do not have an email address on record, we will send a phone survey. Please watch the video below for more information about returning to school this fall.

    We will be providing a choice between a model with some in-person learning and some remote/online learning or a 100% online option for families who aren't ready to send their student back to a school building.

    Our goal is to provide the maximum amount of in-person instruction, while continuing to follow public health agency requirements for social distancing. We have a goal of K-5th grade students learning a minimum of two days in-person and middle and high school students learning in-person a minimum of one day a week. Students receiving Special Education services, students experiencing homelessness, English learners, students furthest away from educational justice, K-3 students, will be prioritized for additional in-person instruction or supports.

    SPS will fulfill all public health guidelines for safety while students are together in school. This continues to be an evolving situation, and we will work closely with public health agencies to adhere to the latest updates as the school year begins.

    Students who participate in the 100% remote option will retain their seat at the school they are enrolled in.

    Families will be asked to share their intent to enroll in the 100% remote option or the in-person option so staff can build schedules around how many students will be in school buildings in the fall. We will be staffing one teacher per 12 - 15 students in school buildings, depending on the square footage available to meet social distancing requirements.