In today’s Weekly Reopening Update, I am providing details on the upcoming Northshore Virtual Program information sessions, a reminder about the District-issued device exchange, and an opportunity to review the Student Academic Well-being and Recovery Plan.
As we plan for full-time in-person learning in September 2021, we recognize that there are students who do not yet feel comfortable returning to in-person learning due to COVID-19 and the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. To support these students, the District will offer the Northshore Virtual Program for the 2021-22 school year. The District will host family information sessions about this program on Wednesday, June 9 via Zoom. There will be three sessions in three languages available for our Northshore families:
- 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. English Language Session
- 6 p.m. - 7p.m English Language Session (with Hindi, Telugu and Tamil language supports during our question and answer section)
- 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Spanish Language Session
All sessions will be recorded and posted on our webpage. The Northshore Virtual Program will support student learning in a 100% online format for any interested student in grades K-12. If you are interested in enrolling your student in the virtual program, please submit your Intent to Enroll form as soon as possible. You can also learn more about the Northshore Virtual Program and access the links to the Family Information Session by visiting this link.
I want to remind you about the District Summer Computing Device Exchange. This summer, we are making computing devices available to every student so the learning can continue. Students are expected to return their District-issued computing device so our Technology Department can update them for the fall. At the same time, they present their current device, they can pick up their updated summer learning device. Simply complete and submit this request form as soon as possible so the device will be ready when the school schedules the exchange. If your student did not need a device this school year, but will need one for summer enrichment and learning, they should complete the form. It is also important to note that as students return or exchange their device for another, we are not charging fines. Should you have a concern about a device fine, please contact your principal. Thanks to your support of our 2018 Technology Levy, Northshore is equipped to support year-round learning both in the classroom and at home.
Also, I want to remind you that Northshore staff have developed and submitted our Student Academic and Well-Being Recovery Plan to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). In this plan, you will note our commitment to support continued learning during the summer. This will include curated online content that supports core curriculum across all grades and will help address student confidence and readiness for the next grade.
I hope you take time to enjoy your weekend.
Michelle Reid, Ed.D.