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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

2020-05-22T22:40:39+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

Celebrating our 2019-20 Retirees

Below is a list of our fantastic retirees! Please take a moment to honor their valuable years of service.

Kathy Bailey, 7th Grade Math Teacher
Kathy Bailey, 7th Grade Math Teacher Mt. Solo – 38 years of service
Kathy Bailey began her Longview School District teaching career in 1973. She has taught in multiple elementary schools including Robert Gray, Columbia Heights, Kessler, and Northlake. Kathy has taught all ages and grades including multi-age classrooms over her career. Her instructional skills did not go unnoticed and she spent some time as a math specialist supporting math instruction and learning in elementary. In 2015, Kathy decided to return to teaching after a very brief retirement and was hired at Mt. Solo. During her time at Mt. Solo she has done a tremendous job. During the transition of math instructional materials, Kathy’s skills, knowledge and expertise played a vital role in the decision making and implementation of the new materials. What has always impressed me is her love for her students and her ongoing commitment to learning and improving her teaching skills year after year. She is a joy to have on staff and to this day her insights and opinions help me to better shape my leadership skills as I strive to lead and support the goals of improvement, teaching, and learning at Mt. Solo. Our school is a better place because of her and what she brings to us each and every day. We will all miss her at Mt. Solo and we wish her our best as she begins this new phase of her life. Thank you Kathy for all your service to countless numbers of students, families, colleagues and friends.

–Mt. Solo Middle School Principal Jay Opgrande

Vickie Giles, Trainer/Dispatcher
Vickie Giles, Trainer/Dispatcher MOTF - 39 years of service
Vickie Giles retired after 39 years of dedicated service. She has had many roles within the transportation department including bus driver, driver trainer, dispatcher, and even manager of the department for a short time prior to her retirement. Evidence of her commitment to the district showed when she stepped up to help manage the department after long time Transportation Manager Rick Lecker retired, leaving a vacancy in that position. Vickie contemplated retiring at the same time, but stuck with the district until a suitable replacement could be found. Vickie is known for her work ethic, knowledge, energy, laughter, and commitment to the district. She will continue on as a sub bus driver and will be available for consult when needed. Thank you for your many years of service Vickie – you will be missed!

– Transportation Manager Mike Higgins

Cliff Jennings, Paraeducator
Cliff Jennings, Paraeducator Cascade Middle School – 12 years of service
Cliff Jennings was first hired by the Longview School District in 2008, where he began his career as a paraeducator at Columbia Heights Elementary School. He was rehired in 2013, and continued to work at Columbia Heights. In 2016, Cliff had the opportunity to continue his journey to Cascade Middle School to support a student as a one-on-one paraeducator. He ended his career in 2020, after serving the same student and supporting staff. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Cliff. He was always willing to lend a hand wherever he was needed. He will missed by students and staff at Cascade.

– Cascade Middle School Principal Chris Rugg

Linda Miles, 1st Grade Teacher
Linda Miles, 1st Grade TeacherKessler Elementary School – 16 years of service
Linda Miles joined the Longview School District in 2004. After two years working as a paraeducator at St. Helens, she began her teaching career as a reading specialist there. She then taught 1st grade and kindergarten at CVG, before choosing to move to Kessler three years ago to teach 1st grade. Linda is a building leader and well-respected by her peers. Although teaching was a second career for Linda, she certainly found her calling, and our students are the better for it. I am so fortunate to have worked with her for eight years in two different buildings. We wish her well!

– Kessler Elementary Principal Noma Hudson

Lynn Nelson, Science Teacher
Lynn Nelson, Science TeacherCascade Middle School – 17 years of service
Our friend, Lynn Nelson, began her career at Cascade Middle School as a Math and Science teacher. Since that time, she has worked at Mt Solo Middle School returning to Cascade in 2014. Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching is contagious. As a PLC leader, she lead her science team in making gains in state testing. Lynn has been a leader in the implementation of the new district Amplify Science Curriculum. Serving as a building representative, She has been very active in LEA. In an effort to support STEM education, Lynn became very involved in nPower-girls and later nPower-teachers. She served as a Washington State Science Fellow and was committed to communicating science initiatives. One of Lynn’s passions was promoting career and college awareness. For a number of years, Lynn was in charge of the College Bound Program at Cascade and usually had 100 percent participation. Lynn has made a great impact on the students and staff that she has worked with. Her dedication to education and love of kids will be missed.

– Cascade Middle School Principal Chris Rugg

Hanh Nyguyen, Paraeducator
Hanh Nyguyen, ParaeducatorR.A. Long High School – 39 years of service
Hanh Nyguyen, or Ms. Kim as she is referred to quite often at RA Long High School, has been serving students in the Longview School District for over 39 years. Ms. Kim started her career with the Longview School District back in 1980 as a bi lingual aid at Monticello and RA Long. In 1984, she transitioned to the Print Center working on interpretations for students and spent the next 27 years in that position supporting ELL students across the District. In 2011, another transition. Ms. Kim joined the RA Long staff fulltime as a para educator.
Her dedication and loyalty is unprecedented and she is one that can be counted on day in and day out to consistently serve students. One teacher writes, “Kim Nguyen is an extremely conscientious, hardworking and kind individual that makes it her mission to see that students are successful. She has taken time to learn the art curriculum so that she is able to support students learning and practicing of techniques, use of art materials and class procedures and expectations. Kim often does the art assignment/project lessons at home just so she can have a personal perspective on what the students encounter. Her sweet kind disposition is greatly felt in the classroom and throughout the school. She is a pure treasure!”
For decades, Miss Kim has taken great care of the students and staff of RA Long High School. Working in multiple capacities over the past several decades, Miss Kim has positively impacted thousands.

– R.A. Long High School Principal Rich Reeves

Marjorie Castle, Science & Technology Teacher
Marjorie Castle, Science & Technology Teacher Monticello – 35 years
Marjie Castle is an exceptional teacher. She has worked in education for over 40 years, including the last 35 years in the Longview School District. Her versatility can be measured by the various classes that she has taught over the course of her career ranging from 1st to 8th grade. She spent 10 years as a media specialist before joining the Monticello staff in 2010 to be the science and STEM teacher. Marjie’s commitment to education and to her students is unwavering. During the summer months, she works on her professional development. She spends a large portion of her free time earning additional certifications to provide the best possible STEM programs for our students. In the classroom, her love of science is infectious. Students enjoy being in her class because she provides real world applications that engage them and challenge their thinking. On top of being an outstanding teacher, Marjie is also an exceptional leader. She has taken on several leadership roles in our building and is currently the head of our science department. It will be impossible to replace Marjie. She has given so much to Monticello. We wish her a long, healthy, and happy retirement.

–Monticello Middle School Principal Scott Merzoian

Jane Gutridge, Lead Secretary
Jane Gutridge, Lead Secretary Broadway Learning Center – 7 years of service
Jane Gutridge started as an employee in the Longview School District on September 4th, 2013 at Mark Morris High School as a para-educator in the Nurse’s office before she came over to Broadway Early Learning Center in December of 2014 as the sole secretary. Jane is a pillar of Broadway’s staff and school climate/culture. As the person who typically greets our families on the phone or in person as the first point of contact with the Longview School District, she truly is the face of Broadway. She lets these families know they are welcomed and an important part of our school family. She is patient, caring, supportive, helpful, organized, and we will truly miss her every day at Broadway. We wish her well on her next chapter!

– Broadway Learning Center Principal Megan Shea

Marita Loch, 3rd Grade Teacher
Marita Loch, 3rd Grade Teacher Columbia Valley Gardens – 15 years of service
Marita Loch joined the Longview School District in August of 2007. Since that time she has been an active member of the CVG staff. Throughout the years, Marita has been an outstanding educator and leader amongst her peers. Marita has a true passion for teaching our young minds and her perseverance and dedication to her students is second to none. We will sorely miss Marita at CVG, and want to express a special thank you for all your wisdom and kindness over all these years. Take care, we wish you well.

– CVG Elementary Principal, Aaron Whitright

Sharon Moore, Special Education Teacher
Sharon Moore, Special Education Teacher Mt. Solo – 22 years of service
Sharon Moore began her teaching career in Texas teaching elementary music. Luckily for us she and her family relocated to Longview where she completed a few long-term substitute positions. Sharon loved teaching special education and middle school students so much that she went back to school to earn her endorsement. Then principal of Mt. Solo, Lori Cournyer, was so impressed with her work that she was hired as a special education teacher. She has been working at Mt. Solo for the last ten years serving life skills and resource room students. Throughout Sharon’s career she has worked with some pretty challenging situations but not a day ever went by that I did not hear her laughing and see her smiling every moment she could. Her commitment to Mt. Solo and our students is appreciated. Her work ethic is second to none and we will all miss her smile and laughter. We wish her all the best and thank Sharon for her service to countless numbers of students, families, colleagues and friends.

– Mt. Solo Middle School Principal Jay Opgrande

Mary Sundberg, 4th Grade Teacher
Mary Sundberg, 4th Grade TeacherRobert Gray Elementary – 26.5 years of service
In 1993, Mary Sundberg was hired to teach kindergarten at Carrols Elementary in Kelso. She then moved to Mint Valley, where she taught 1st and 2nd grades. Since 1996, Robert Gray Elementary has been the home for Mary, as she taught first, third and fourth grades. Most recently Mary has specialized in teaching all fourth graders math. The lightbulb turning on, is Mary’s favorite time in teaching. This is the time Mary can look at a student and know that the student knows, “I’ve got it”. Over the years, Mary has moved many students to “getting it” and we are so very glad she has. We wish Mary well, as she moves into her retirement.

– Robert Gray Elementary Principal Lori Larson

Francine Swett, Bus Driver
Francine Swett, Bus DriverMOTF – 22 years of service
This is a bus driver you would never forget. Her clothing and make up were sparkling and very bright which reflected her attitude. She would love to make people laugh and would participate in every dress up day. She is also a very qualified cake decorator and quilter on the side. Francine Swett has served as a bus driver from 12/1997 and retired on 12/2019 for a total of 22 years of service. She will continue as a sub bus driver only because she loves driving bus and being involved with the people in the transportation department.

– Transportation Manager Mike Higgins

Michael Jones, Custodial BMP
Michael Jones, Custodial BMPDistrict - 30 years of service
Michael Jones spent over 30 years being committed to the school district, mostly as a custodian and BMP. In his last few years he served as the custodial coordinator and then completed various projects around MOTF until his retirement. You can thank Mike for the plastic classroom number signs that are now in each of the school buildings. Mike had a wealth of knowledge and could easily answer questions about the buildings at most of the school campuses. He was known for maintaining a positive attitude and seemed to do well at motivating others towards success. It wasn’t uncommon to find Mike busy coaching substitutes and younger custodians to help teach them the tricks of the trade. His presence continues to be missed.
Lori Clark, PE/Swim Instructor
Lori Clark, PE/Swim Instructor Mark Morris High School – 14 years of service
Lori Clark has taught PE classes, primarily aquatics with the Longview School District for fourteen years. Before coming to Mark Morris, Lori was an accomplished swimmer and coach at the collegiate and club level. She is in the Bemindji State University (MN) Athletic Hall of Fame as an athlete. For six years she was the head swim coach at Central Washington University. Lori is an experienced educator and her strong organizational abilities helped Dick Mealy Memorial Pool run smoothly for students and other district patrons. Lori will be missed and we wish her well.

– Mark Morris Athletic Director Robert Blackman

Sharon Jacobs, Computer Applications Teacher
Sharon Jacobs, Computer Applications Teacher R.A. Long High School – 29 years of service
Sharon Jacobs has been working in the Longview School District since 1993. She started her career at Mark Morris High School, then transferred her work in 2001 as a Careers teacher at Monticello Middle School. In 2005, she again moved, to RA Long High School where she served as a Career Specialist and was in charge of all Advisory Activities and developed the Student Led Conference initiative. In 2010, Sharon transitioned in to the Career Tech world at RA Long as a computer applications teacher. Sharon would continue to be a pioneer at RA Long. She implemented the Microsoft IT program, taught Business Law, started Longview’s first AP Computer Science class, and most recently implemented Intro to Computer Sciences Discoveries. Ms. Jacobs has never shied away for change and innovation.
Sharon has been serving students for 33 years. Twenty-nine of those with the Longview School District. Her passion for students, her willingness to create opportunities for her students, and her relentless, tireless work of helping students of all ethnic groups find their voices, speaks volumes to the impact she has had in Longview Public Schools. She has given her students, through her classes, clubs, and community opportunities to have their voices heard and their gifts shared with the Longview community. She has helped put R.A. Long High School and her multi-cultural club on the map and the first ever Ukulele Club in the R.A. Long community.
Sharon’s booming voice, unique laugh, and her compassionate heart will be greatly missed at R.A. Long. She has left her mark in the Longview School District and now will attempt to leave her mark in the Master Gardner’s world.
Thank you Sharon for all you have given to the students of the Longview School District. But most importantly, thank you for what you have given to the students of R.A. Long High School.

– R.A. Long High School Principal Rich Reeves

Gregory McCormick, Business and Marketing Teacher
Gregory McCormick, Business and Marketing TeacherMark Morris High School – 35 years of service
Greg McCormick has been a fixture at Mark Morris for the past 35 years, his entire teaching career. Greg came to teaching from the private sector accounting world. Throughout the years, Greg has worked to develop young men and women that we can take pride in sending out into the world. The marketing classes he taught were filled with what we refer to as “soft skills” that are not only important in the career world but in life. He has a true gift for developing lasting relationships with his students and supports their efforts long after they leave the halls of Mark Morris. For 35 years, Greg has supported students in the classroom as a teacher, in the athletic arena as a coach, and in school activities as senior class advisor. He has shown students how important they are to him by attending their musical concerts, games, talent shows and a host of other activities on his own time. Greg is always reflective in his practice, and is very well respected by his peers. Greg’s talents in teaching marketing, and advising DECA, have been recognized throughout the state. He has served as a board member of the State DECA organization and was selected as State DECA Advisor of the year. Greg has also been a wonderful ambassador to our community through the years working closely with Longview’s business community. We are thankful for his 35 years of service to our students and wish Greg the very best in the next leg of his journey.

– Mark Morris High School Principal Brooks Cooper

Karen Powell, English Language Learner Paraeducator
Karen Powell, English Language Learner Paraeducator St. Helens – 9 years of service
Karen Powell has served as an ELL para at St. Helens. Karen is a great team player with the school’s literacy facilitator and other ELL para. Karen has formed great relationships with the students she works with and is always ready to celebrate with them on their successes. Karen is genuinely one of the kindest people I have ever met. Congratulations Karen! You will be missed!

– St. Helens Elementary Principal Stephanie Teel

Tina Hegstad - Paraeducator
Tina Hegstad - ParaeducatorDistrict - 30 years of service
Tina Hegstad began her career in the district at Broadway in 1990. In 1992 she moved to Mint Valley “following” some of the students from Broadway. Little did she know that she would spend the next 28 years at one school! She has faithfully supported students in special education, regular ed and LAP. She has monitored recess, come rain or shine, been a crossing guard and supported students in both reading and math through the years. In recent years, she gave the kinders a safe place in the morning before school in the gym, almost single handedly leading them in games and songs. She has embraced 95% reading intervention and most recently launched into Zoom sessions providing reading intervention to students this spring. She truly loves the children she works with and has a passion for helping them learn. Tina is always aware that she is giving kids tools that they will be able to use in life. The staff and students have been so fortunate to have Tina here at Mint Valley for nearly three decades. She is a leader and exemplary staff member who has certainly earned the opportunity to relax and enjoy retirement. We wish you the very best Tina! Thank you!

– Mint Valley Elementary Principal, Jean Merritt

2020-05-22T23:49:28+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 5/16/2020

May 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for supporting the district’s remote learning efforts. We are hearing great reports about students staying involved in learning.

As remote learning continues, hopefully the process is getting easier for you to manage. We appreciate your patience as we continue to refine our system.

You may be wondering about what school will look like next year.  We are closely monitoring guidance from the governor’s office and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  As we wait for this guidance, we have begun preparing for multiple scenarios.  Whatever direction is taken, we will be prepared to provide the best education we possibly can within the parameters provided by the state.  We will keep you informed as we learn more.  Your patience continues to be greatly appreciated.

Some of you have gotten connected with our expanded meal distribution service. We are providing a breakfast and lunch to hundreds of kids each day. If you have a question, or need to get connected to receive meals, please email infoteam@longviewschools.org.

Our high school senior celebrations continue on social media and the district web site. If you visit the district Facebook page, you will see senior spotlight videos and photos of many graduates. The Class of 2020 is an amazing group of young adults.

Kindergarten registration is open online at longviewschools.com. Our student enrollment web page includes a how to video to help you get your child registered. Now is the time to get your 5 year old signed up and ready to go for the upcoming school year.

If you need help or support, please contact your teacher or school principal. We are here for you and want to help.

Thanks again for supporting our schools.

Take care, have a great weekend and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

 

2020-05-16T18:29:39+00:00May 2nd, 2020|

New Meal Distribution Routes

Meal Service Locations

The school district meal service program is helping serve kids in need during this challenging time. Please see some recent changes to the meal program below.

*During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Longview Public Schools will continue providing meal service for anyone under 18 years old* Meal service will continue during spring break, as well.

Please note, as of Friday, March 20, a new meal distribution location has been added in the parking lot behind Community House on Broadway. Also, starting Monday, March 23, meals will no longer be served at Roy Morse park due to low turnout. Those receiving meals at Roy Morse park have been redirected to other convenient locations.

Longview Public School Meal Service Locations and Times:
Meal Offering: Grab n’ Go breakfast and lunch served on weekdays to any person 0 to 18 years of age.

Static Sites
Meal Service 12:00pm -12:30pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Helens Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  2. Kessler Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  3. Monticello Middle School – Main Office Entrance
  4. Northlake Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  5. Columbia Heights Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  6. Mint Valley Elementary – Main Office Entrance

Mobile Delivery Sites
Meal Service 11:45am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Baker’s Corner Store parking lot – 5601 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview
  2. Archie Anderson Park – 22nd Ave & Alabama St, Longview

Meal Service 12:15pm to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Youth and Family Link parking lot – 907 Douglas St, Longview
  2. Community House on Broadway = 1335 11th Avenue, Longview (in parking lot behind building by Evangel Christian Fellowship)

Children must be present to receive meals.

Meal Service Updated Bus Routes

Dear Parents and Families,

Over the last several weeks we have seen an increase in the demand for meals at our distribution sites. To better serve those in need, Longview Public Schools will be expanding the grab and go meal delivery service starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the bus routes listed below.

If you need breakfast and lunch for your child, and would like to be added to one of the routes below, please contact the transportation department at 360-575-7866 or email infoteam@longviewschools.org  Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

As always, be ready at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time.  Students must be visible at the bus stops to receive meals and please remember to practice social distancing. Bus delivery meal service will continue through June 19, 2020.

Thank you.

Route 1 Van 96
11:15 AM – Eufaula Hgts RD
11:17 AM – Eufraula Hgts RD & Brock CK
11:20 AM – Whol &  Stella RD
11:25 AM – Stella RD
11:27 AM – Stella RD
11:30 AM – Stella RD & Redbud RD
11:30 AM – Stella RD & Cliffside DR
11.35 AM – Newt Estates
11:40 AM – Germany Creek RD
11:42 AM – Germany Creek RD
11:55 AM – Abernathy
12:05 PM – E McAdams RD

Route 4 Van 33
11:40 AM – John Nulls Park
11:44 AM – 3050 Pennsylvania
11:45 AM – 32ND & Pine
11:45 AM – 34TH & Ocean Beach HWY
11:50 AM – 36th & Nebraska ST
11:52 AM – Mint PL
11:57 AM – 40TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:00 PM – 46TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:00 PM – 48TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:06 PM – 50TH & Aspen
12:09 PM – Oriole & Wren
12:12 PM – Finch
12:20 PM – N 50TH
12:22 PM – N 50TH
12:27 PM – Clark Creek

Route 2 Van 38
11:10 AM – Mt. Solo & Solo View DR
11:15 AM – Schneiter & Island DR
11:20 AM – 5558 Willow Grove (Trailer PK)
11:21 AM – Willow Grove RD
11:25 AM – Willow Grove
11:30 AM – Carlson DR
11:35 AM – Willow Grove

Route 5 Van 93
11:45 AM – Hillcrest Store
11:47 AM – Valley Christian Church
11:49 AM – Nevada PL (2 Stops)
11:50 AM – Jenny LN
11:52 AM – Lindsey
11:55 AM – Pacific PL
11:57 AM – Pacific Way
11:58 AM – Pacific Way
12:01 AM – Lone Oak
12:03 PM – Monticello & Sylvan
12:08 PM – Sunset View Lane
12:13 PM – Curtis DR
12:16 PM – Fairway
12:19 PM – Sunset Way
12:20 PM – Sunset Way
12:21 PM – Sunset Way

Route 3 Van 35
11:25 AM – Olympic Elementary
11:32 AM – Memorial PK & Shelley PL
11:40 AM – Heron Pointe (Bus Stop)
11:45-12:00 – Bakers Corner
12:05 PM – Charles & Ann
12:10 PM – 46TH & Julie PL
12:15 PM – 40TH & Alter
12:18 PM – 3954 Estate DR
12:20 PM – 40TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:22 PM – 36TH & Ocean Beach HWY

Route 6 Van 36
12:10 PM – 18TH & Baltimore
12:01 PM – 15TH & Baltimore
12:03 PM – 1345 Baltimore (Cottages)
12:05 PM – 636 California Way
12:10 PM – 970 9TH AVE
12:12 PM – Hudson ST
12:14 PM – 1135 9TH AVE
12:15-12:30 PM – Community House (Behind)
12:32 PM – 9TH AVE & New York
12:38 PM – E Lynnwood DR

Route 7 Van 34
11:40 AM – 32ND AVE
11:42 AM – Douglas
11:43 AM – Colorado
11:45-12:00 – Archie Anderson Park
12:05 PM – Alley 17TH & 18TH (Alabama)
12:09 PM – Oregon WY & Alabama ST
12:15-12:30 PM – Youth & Family Link

Other Resources for Families 

Food Resource Calendar
Community Resources

2020-05-04T19:16:11+00:00April 28th, 2020|

Meal Service Letter

April 27, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

Over the last several weeks we have seen an increase in the demand for meals at our distribution sites. To better serve those in need, Longview Public Schools will be expanding the grab and go meal delivery service starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Last week, we sent a meal survey to families of students who take the bus to school. From the survey, we created seven bus routes that will be stopping at existing bus stops, to serve a grab and go breakfast and lunch. Families that requested meal service will be contacted by the transportation department with pick up times and locations.

Interested in meals, but didn’t respond to the survey?   Please contact the transportation department at 360-575-7866 or email infoteam@longviewschools.org.  Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

As always, be ready at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time.  Students must be visible at the bus stops to receive meals and please remember to practice social distancing. Routes will be posted to the school district website with the times and locations. Be sure to check the longviewschools.com web site for updates as the needs may increase. Bus delivery meal service will continue through June 19, 2020.

Thank you.

2020-04-27T22:16:19+00:00April 27th, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 4/24/2020

April 24, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

 

I want to start off by thanking all of you for getting your kids engaged in the remote learning process. In the first two weeks of remote learning, students attended video-conference lessons, completed assignments in on-line and print formats, and interacted with teachers and classmates.  Overall, it is going pretty well.

Looking ahead, we hope students get into a regular routine that will allow them to have an effective remote learning experience. If you need help with this, reach out to your teacher or principal.  We want to be sure we are doing all we can to meet your needs during this difficult time.  We know you are doing the best you can under this unique circumstance and appreciate your continued support of the learning we are providing during the closure of our schools.

For those of you with students taking high school classes, who are wondering about grades and graduation, we posted grading and graduation guidelines on the district web site.  These guidelines are consistent with the direction provided by Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and are being shared by your school principal.  As I’ve said in the past, any high school senior who was on track to graduate before the school closure – will graduate this year.

The district is experiencing increased demand for meals. The number of kids showing up at our meal distribution sites keeps growing. To meet the demand, additional meal distribution options are under consideration. Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

Thank you for supporting our schools, take care and stay safe.  Please let your school principal or me know if you need any assistance.  We will do our best to get you the support you need.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-05-01T21:32:36+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Wednesday Porch Concerts

Longview Public School students are incredibly talented in many ways. To celebrate music and choir students, we are starting a “Porch Concert” series. Every Wednesday, at 3pm, we will feature one student singing or playing music. Please join us, Wednesday, April 22, at 3pm, for a Facebook LIVE performance. Let’s celebrate our students together! #musicconnectsus

2020-04-21T21:21:13+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Remote Learning Begins April 13th

April 10, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

While school facilities are closed for the remainder of the school year, we are excited to get teacher driven remote learning started. Our focus is to work closely with you to help students learn and grow.

On Monday and Tuesday, April 13-14, teachers will be finalizing plans for providing remote learning for our students. Throughout the week, teachers will be contacting parents and families to discuss learning plans and needs. Please look for phone calls, and/or emails.

We expect all students to be engaged in learning approximately 11-13 hours per week. We understand this may be difficult for some, as each family has different challenges. In partnership with your child’s teacher/s, please do your best to set a learning schedule for your child.  Your help in assuring that your child is engaged in their learning for the remainder of the school year is needed and appreciated.

Teachers will be providing regular feedback to students to support learning.  At the high school level, grades will be assigned in a relatively traditional manner while at the middle and elementary level it may look a bit different.  For those of you with high school seniors, if your senior was on track to graduate before the school closure – they will graduate.  As we get deeper into our remote learning delivery, you are likely to see some adjustments in our grading practices so that we meet the needs of our students during this unique circumstance.  The goal is to help your child learn and grow.

Understandably, you will have questions. Please reach out to your teacher, principal or me with any questions, we are here to help and support you.

While we would rather see you in school, we are excited to get remote learning started. Our teachers and support staff are fantastic and will find the best ways to help students learn.  It will take some time for us to establish the best ways to deliver instruction remotely but know that we will make it a successful learning experience for your child.

I hope you are enjoying time with your family, reading with your kids and staying healthy.

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-04-10T22:12:55+00:00April 10th, 2020|