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    Return to In-Person Updates
    Posted on 04/15/2021

    Return to In-Person Updates

    We also have many resources and answers on our website, including health and safety protocols, our Top Ten Things 6-12 Grade Families Should Know infographic, and our health screening video.

    If you have a question not addressed here, we are here to help.

    Update for Families of Students Returning to In-person Learning

    On Monday, April 19, school resumes for all students after spring break.

    Below are tips to help students who have selected in-person learning model return to buildings.

    Daily Health Screening

    If your child will be attending in-person school, please make sure to complete the daily health screening prior to 7 a.m. for the morning session or 10 a.m. for the afternoon. The health screening will be delivered by email, but then you can opt to receive the daily short survey by text. The daily health screening will be sent by 5 a.m. every school day. 6th - 12th grade students can fill out the health screening themselves once a parent or guardian gives permission.

    If the daily health screening isn't complete before your student arrives at school, it can be done on site.

    Watch a video about the daily health screening.

    Keeping School Communities Healthy

    Please help us keep SPS school communities healthy and safe. If your child is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea do not send them to school.

    Contact the school's attendance office to communicate your student's absence.

    If you have traveled during spring break, we recommend you follow public health guidance and quarantine.


    Students are encouraged to bring their own mask to school. The mask should fit above the nose, chin, and snugly against the face. Your student can watch a short video about how to wear a mask.

    Student Devices

    Students in grades 6-12 returning to buildings should bring their SPS-issued laptops or a personal device with them for their in-person learning session. Instructions for helping students connect with their personal devices in the classroom have been provided to educators. Elementary students may be asked to bring their devices into their classrooms to support learning. Students should bring devices fully charged and in a backpack or other protected cover or case.


    District meal distribution site hours have changed to support in-person learning. Our 40 meal sites will now be open from 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Bus routes will deliver meals on Wednesdays only. All students can access hot, prepared meals at meal sites. Grab and go breakfast and lunch will also be available for students learning in-person at each school site.

    Learn more about school meals.

    Public Transportation: 6th - 12th grade students

    If your student plans to use public transportation, make sure they locate their Orca card. If your student doesn't have an Orca card, it can be requested at school when they arrive on their first day.

    Students can use the Metro Trip Planner or contact Metro customer service for help at 206-553-3000. All students should allow extra time to reach school and when leaving school.

    More tips and links for students and families are on the Metro Matters Blog.