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    July 22 Coronavirus Update
    Posted on 07/22/2020
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    July 22 Letter to Families

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    July 22 Letter to Families

    Dear Families:

    At Seattle Public Schools, science and data continue to ground our response to COVID-19. We have been monitoring reports of increased COVID-19 cases in our community and are in close communication with Public Health Seattle & King County, OSPI, the Governor's office, and neighboring school districts. We can't imagine a way to open schools without the risk of significant transmission of COVID-19 based on the current trajectory of infections in King County. Superintendent Juneau is recommending to the school board that Seattle Public Schools start the 2020-21 school year remotely.

    We will follow the remote instruction model until the risk of significant transmission of COVID-19 has decreased enough to resume in-person instruction. The School Board will vote on the Superintendent's recommendation and an associated plan for Fall 2020 on August 12.

    Please watch this video message from Superintendent Juneau:


    More information, including specifics around school schedules, will be shared as soon as possible. As the environment and information around COVID-19 continues to shift and change, we will adapt and respond as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please check our website for the most up-to-date information, including an FAQ that will be published this Friday, July 24 on our Fall Planning Announcement.

    We thank you for your patience during this challenging time. Please take care of one another by following the guidance of Public Health, social distancing, and wearing masks while in public. The sooner we can decrease community spread of COVID-19, the sooner we can get back into the classroom.

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