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COVID-19 UPDATES & FAQs

Our commitment is to provide Mead School District families with the most up-to-date information, including answers to an expanding list of questions, as quickly as possible. If you have a question that we have not answered please let us know by emailing jolene.andres@mead354.org

Will the Mead School District provide childcare during the closure?
Childcare for health service workers and first responders, who completed our Family Needs Survey, started on Monday, March 23. Assigned childcare locations for first responders and health service workers were emailed on Friday, March 20. If you are a health service worker or first responder in need of childcare, and did not complete the survey, please let us know by calling 465-6014.

Will there be meals available to students during the closure?
Meals (breakfast & lunch) are available daily (M-F) and are FREE for all students (18 and younger). Click here for additional information and distribution locations. 

Will students be learning from home during the closure?
We have been advised by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction not to provide online mandatory learning for our students unless we can provide these services in an equitable manner. We cannot do that at this time, however, we are providing optional learning materials. These resources are recommended but not required. It is our hope that our students and families will take advantage of these resources.

Beginning Monday, March 23, K-12 resource room teachers and classroom teachers will communicate to each of their students/parents via email. This weekly communication will continue each Monday throughout the emergency closure established by Governor Inslee (March 17 - April 24) with the exception of the district's regularly scheduled Spring Break (April 6-10). This email will include enrichment activities estimated to be approximately three hours of learning time in length. Additionally, resource room and classroom teachers will be available for daily (M-F) email communication with students and parents. In most instances response time will be no greater than 24 hours. 

Attached are copies of the English Language Arts & Math resources, prepared by our Learning Services Department, that were provided to K-5 students who attended school on March 16. 

Click here for useful information from our librarians that includes links to websites that grant free access to online learning resources. 

What about technology resources? 
On Tuesday, March 24, Round #1 distribution of Chromebooks took place for families who requested a device via our Family Needs Survey. Distribution times/locations were emailed directly to those individuals. 

A second round of Chromebook distributions took place on Wednesday, March 25. Distribution time/location was emailed directly to those individuals. 
 
Our next round of Chromebook distributions will take place on Wednesday, April 1, from 1-3 pm at Mead High School (302 W. Hastings Rd.). Simply show up on April 1 . . . no need to register for a device in advance. 
 
Don't have Internet access and wonder how you can connect during the COVID-19 emergency school closure? Click here for a list of alternative connectivity options. 

Will students have to make up these days?
Currently our last day of school is June 12. The most recent information from OSPI suggests that all school districts in our state will receive an Emergency Waiver to end the school year on Friday, June 19, at the latest. 

What about high school credits and graduation?
We are awaiting additional guidance/clarification from OSPI and the Washington State Board of Education regarding credits and Graduation Pathways. 

Take care . . . We will miss seeing you at school.