Summer Meals Program Schedule

Dear Parents and Families,

 

During the school closure the district has been providing meals to those who needed them at selected schools and through bus route drop off locations.

Since Monday, June 21 we will have transitioned to our regular summer meal program. Both a breakfast and lunch will be distributed each day and the meals are free. This year meals will be served at the following times and locations Monday through Friday.

11:45am – 12:00pm: Archie Anderson Park

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Northlake Elementary, St Helens Elementary, Mint Valley Elementary, Monticello Middle School, Columbia Heights Elementary, Longview Teen Center.

12:15pm – 12:30pm: Community House on Broadway.

Please remember, any child from birth to age 18 is eligible and must be present to pick up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the summer meal program, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

We hope you have a great summer vacation.

 

Longview Public Schools

2020-06-24T10:12:45-07:00June 6th, 2020|

Cascade Snowflake Bazaar!

Come on by and visit our Snowflake Bazaar fundraiser Saturday November 16th from 9am – 3pm!

Music will be provided by students and there will be fantastic raffle items.

Proceeds from table rentals and raffle go to our Children’s Fund – a fund used by teachers to help students in need or to help pay for group activities.

 

If you are interested in renting a table please leave a message for Dena at 360-577-2701 or pickup a rental form in the front office.

Table cost ranges from $20 – $30 plus a donated item for our raffle.

Deadline to turn in table rental paperwork is November 13th.

2019-09-09T13:14:18-07:00September 9th, 2019|

School Update

June 26, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

As you can imagine, the reopening of schools this fall is dominating much of the work that will occur at the district this summer.  The state has announced schools will reopen using guidelines provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Labor & Industries.  The safety guidelines are significant and we are working hard to figure out how to open school next year under these new rules.

We are planning to start school with all our kids in class, but are preparing for different options should conditions and state guidance dictate the need for an alternative approach.  Present guidance from the state includes an assurance of social distancing and cloth face coverings for all staff and students (with a few exceptions).  Frequent hand washing, increased frequency of facility cleaning, and health screening of individuals who enter our facilities are also being included in our planning efforts. Adhering to the social distancing guidelines outlined by the state is proving to be very difficult, particularly for our middle and high school students.

The other options we are preparing for are a “hybrid option” in which students would be split into two groups.  Each group of students would receive a combination of in person instruction (likely two days a week) and remote instruction (likely three days a week).  This option may be necessary if we are unable to adhere to the state’s social distancing requirements.

We are also planning for a full Remote Learning option should the state close schools this fall.  In this option, we are determining ways to improve the delivery of the instruction, the quality of the assignments given, and the consistency of the expectations and format for remote learning.  We are also working on the creation of a remote learning option for families who are not comfortable with their children returning to face-to-face learning due to health concerns related to COVID 19.

We will do all we can to assure a return to school that is as “normal” as possible while instituting practices that assure the health and safety of our students and staff.    To help us with the planning, we have formed a steering committee and four sub-committees that include parents, teachers, nutrition workers, administrators and union representatives.

During this highly uncertain time, one thing is certain – the district will be prepared to start school in the fall with flexible plans that can be implemented quickly. We anticipate spending considerable effort communicating those plans to our families and the community in early August.

Thank you for supporting our schools.

Sincerely,

 

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

 

2020-06-26T12:46:49-07:00June 26th, 2020|

Longview Orchestra Virtual Performances

Don’t forget to watch these amazing performances by the Middle and High School Longview Orchestras!

2020-06-22T10:28:01-07:00June 22nd, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 6/19/2019

June 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

With the school year now over, I want to thank you for all the support and hard work during the school closure. Together, we made the best of a difficult situation.

Looking ahead to next year, we are planning to start school with all our kids in class. However, we will continue to plan and prepare for different options in case circumstances change over the next few months. State officials recently sent school re-opening guidelines to districts. The safety guidelines are significant and we are working hard to figure out how to open school next year under these new rules.

If you checked out a Chromebook from school, please use it this summer to continue learning. The free learning resources on the district web site will continue to be accessible to you. We would like students to keep learning during the summer because it will support academic achievement next year. Please plan to return the Chromebook when school starts next fall. If you are moving out of the district, please call your school and schedule a time to return the Chromebook.  I also encourage you to help make your child’s summer full of reading and exploration.

Please check your email periodically during the summer, as we will be emailing detailed information about school reopening plans in early August. If you have thoughts or questions about next year that you want to share, please email them to infoteam@longviewschools.org.

For those of you with young children who are ready for school, Kindergarten registration is open on the district web site. In addition, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program next week. If you have questions about the summer meal program call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

Thank you again for supporting the school district during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-06-23T13:02:57-07:00June 19th, 2020|

Last Day of School

Today marks the official last day of the 2019-2020 school year!
Have a fantastic summer vacation and hope to see you all again next year!

2020-06-19T14:41:40-07:00June 19th, 2020|

COVID – 19 Update 6/12/2020

June 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

 

The school year ends on June 19, which is coming quickly.  I am sure many of you have questions and we will do our best to get them answered for you.

The safety and security of our students and employees is always a top priority. Due to health concerns related to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to forego elementary summer school services this year. We appreciate your patience and understanding with this decision.  The funds that we had set aside for summer school will be used to provide after school services to students in need of academic support during the 2020-21 school year.

Looking ahead to next year, we are planning to start school with all our kids in class. However, we will continue to plan and prepare for different options in case circumstances change over the next 3 months. State officials provided school districts with guidance this week and we are using it in our planning and preparation. We are excited about getting our kids back in school in the fall and are committed to providing a safe environment.  We will continue to keep you abreast of the details as they emerge from our discussions and preparations.

If your family checked out a Chromebook, please have your students use it this summer to access free learning resources on the district web site. Please plan on returning Chromebooks to school next fall. Our goal is to keep students learning through the summer months in preparation for school next year. If you are moving out of town, or to a different school district, please reach out to your school and make arrangements to return the Chromebook.

Finally, a couple reminders, Starting Monday, June 22, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program. If you have questions about the summer meal program call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172. Kindergarten registration is open online on the district web site. If your child is 5 years old, it’s time to get enrolled in Kindergarten for next year.

If you have questions, or need support, please contact your teacher, school principal, or the district office. We are here to help and appreciate your support.

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-06-12T13:58:05-07:00June 12th, 2020|

Remote Learning Survey

This year we experienced remote learning for the first time. Longview Public Schools is interested in continually improving the education we provide to students. We would appreciate your feedback on your remote learning experience and suggestions for improvement should we have to engage in remote learning in the future.

Please click on the links to take the survey.

English:  https://forms.gle/mjhGcL5jPdyiLx4r6

Spanish: https://forms.gle/H8wa81Kwuy4Gyc769

2020-06-10T12:35:47-07:00June 10th, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 6/5/2020

June 5, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

The end of the school year is just two weeks away on June 19. We appreciate your support and help with remote learning.

Please join me in congratulating and wishing our graduating seniors well. Graduation ceremonies are this weekend at all our high schools. Both R.A. Long and Mark Morris are holding a diploma pickup event, so parents have a chance to safely celebrate their student in person and take photos. The virtual graduation ceremonies will air on KLTV, which is Comcast channel 11, or can be viewed on www.kltv.org. On Saturday, June 6, KLTV will broadcast the R.A. Long ceremony at 3pm, with Mark Morris following at 7pm. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

For those of you who checked out Chromebooks, please keep them during the summer. Our hope is that your student will use the Chromebook to continue learning or for credit retrieval this summer. We have free learning resources listed by grade level on the district web site at www.longviewschools.com. If you need support with credit retrieval opportunities, please contact your high school principal. When next year starts, the Chromebooks will be used for most grade levels, so please plan to bring them back to school in September.

Our district’s School Opening Steering Committee has begun working on possible scenarios for the start of next school year.  This committee is made up of parents, teachers, administrators and other staff members representative of our employee groups.  We continue to hope for a regular start to the 2020-21 school year but are preparing for other possibilities, dependent upon the direction we are given by the state.

Starting Monday, June 21, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program. Both a breakfast and lunch will be served each day and the meals are free. Please remember, any child from birth to age 18 is eligible and must be present to pick up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the summer meal program, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

If you have questions, or need support, please contact your teacher or school principal. We are here to help.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

 

2020-06-05T15:15:37-07:00June 5th, 2020|

Middle School Social Studies Materials Available for Preview

Middle School Social Studies Core Curriculum is available for the public to preview Monday through Friday, June 1-5.
If you would like to take a look at our curriculum please see the links below!

1) Grade 6: Pearson myWorld Interactive World History Early Ages
www.PearsonRealize.com
Click on ‘Login’ in the top right corner
Username: Longview_SSReview
Password: Welcome1

2) Grade 7: Gibbs Smith Washington Journey, 2nd Edition
https://digital.experiencestatehistory.com
Username:  wa7.review@gs.com
Password:  longview

3) Grade 8: TCI History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism
Go to www.teachtci.com
Select “Teacher Sign In”
Username: TCIPublic
Password: longview
Click “Teach Now”
To see the Student text click on “Text” on the purple bar on the left sidebar.
To see the Lesson Materials, click on the title of the Lesson, then the arrow at the bottom of the “Complete Lesson Guide”. Slide through the slide show.

2020-05-29T15:15:42-07:00May 29th, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 5/22/2020

May 22, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for supporting Longview Schools. Our teachers and staff members continue to work hard every day providing lessons and interacting with students and this wouldn’t be possible without your help.

In the midst of remote learning and celebrating our seniors, the district is planning for next year. The state may require us to start the year normally or in some combination of remote and in class learning. At this point, we do not have clear direction, but expect to have more information in mid-June. We are making plans to support whatever learning model the state orders. We know you will have questions about this and will get information out as soon as it becomes available.

If you haven’t checked out the district Facebook page or web site please do. Photos and videos from the cap and gown pick up celebrations for the class of 2020 are up and they are fantastic. The events were successful and reactions very positive. The Mark Morris Choir also put together two amazing videos that were aired on KGW channel 8 and are well worth watching and listening to.

If you need help with anything related to school, please contact your teacher or principal. We are here to help and support you through this challenging time.

Thanks again for supporting our schools.

Respectfully,

 

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-05-22T15:40:39-07:00May 22nd, 2020|