Weekly Reopening Update: May 7, 2021

As we plan for full time in-person learning to resume in September 2021, we recognize that there are students who thrived while learning online or who do not yet feel comfortable coming back to in-person learning due to COVID-19 and the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. Therefore, the District is planning to offer the Northshore Virtual Program for the 2021-2022 school year. The Program will support student learning in a 100% online format for any interested student in grades K-12. You can learn more by visiting www.nsd.org/nvp. In order to support our planning efforts, you are encouraged to submit your Intent to Enroll form for this program as soon as possible.

School districts across Washington state are being asked to develop Student Academic and Well-Being Recovery plans to address academic recovery and acceleration as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Districts are required to seek community input as part of their plan development. The Northshore School District has developed a brief survey for students and parents/guardians as one method of gathering input for our Student Academic and Well-Being Recovery Plan. Survey responses will help us make decisions about the types of academic and well-being supports we should include in our plan. The Plan is intended to identify the supports that will be provided for any student who may need it. Parents of students who are served with a 504 or IEP will also be contacted by their student’s teacher of Special Education regarding Special Education Recovery Services. Click here to provide your input. Students will receive a link to the survey in their student email inbox too.

Also in our planning, I am pleased to share that we have partnered with Safeway/Albertsons/Haggens to hold a student and family vaccine clinic at Bothell High School on Saturday, May 22. Any Northshore student and their family members who are 16 years and older can sign up for the Pfizer vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, along with the second-dose of Moderna will be available for Northshore students and their family members who are 18 years and older. The team will be back at Bothell High School on Saturday, June 12 to administer the second-dose of the Pfizer vaccine for those who receive their first dose on May 22, and will also be offering the Johnson & Johnson and second dose of the Moderna vaccines. I am so grateful for the many staff who are working on the logistics and supporting this effort. Visit our district webpage to learn more and register for an appointment. Please note that the second dose of the Moderna vaccine will be available for walk-ins, no registration is required. We are grateful to be a part of such a thoughtful and collaborative community; together all things are possible. 

Thank you for continuing to do your part in keeping our community safe.

Michelle Reid, Ed.D.



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