8/24/20

Dear Olympic Families,

Our teachers, support staff and I have been busy planning for the upcoming school year, dedicated to making it successful for all. Although it will look different from past years, we plan to hold a Meet the Teacher event again before the first day of school. We will take the steps necessary for keeping students, parents and staff safe while meeting in person. In addition, we have a plan that allows students and their parent(s) to spend some time with their teacher, pick up a Chromebook, and sign up for a Wi-fi hotspot to prepare for remote learning 2.0.

Each student will have a half-an-our time slot to meet and become familiar their teacher, receive a Remote Learning Resource packet and some assistance for how to use the Chromebook to find and turn in assignments as well as accessing learning programs. We have set up a schedule for families with more than one student at Olympic to come and attend all their children’s sessions back-to-back on the same day for their convenience.   Your teacher will contact you soon to schedule a time.

Date and time: Meet the Teacher – September 2nd, 3rd or 4th  

             Half-hour time slots from 8:30 – 4:00 (special evening sessions are available upon request)

 Where: Report to the location on campus where students are dismissed after school (see details below).

 How: Social distancing guidelines will be posted and monitored for everyone’s safety (face coverings, social distancing of six feet, washing hands often). An attestation form will need to completed for everyone planning to enter a classroom. This is an agreement that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms nor have you been in contact with someone with or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Distances of six feet will be marked with X’s on sidewalks at all pick-up locations.  All staff will wear face coverings.  We require students and family members do the same.

 Station location:

  • Kindergarten – On the porch near the parking lot
  • 1st Grade – At the fence opening next to the large gate and crosswalk
  • 2nd Grade – At the fence opening next to the porch
  • 3rd Grade – The front doors of the main building (near the flagpole)
  • 4th Grade – The south end of campus, the gate 4th/5th grades exit for dismissal
  • 5th Grade – The south end of campus, the gate near the gravel parking lot

Sincerely,

Mike Mendenhall / Principal

mmendenhall@longview.k12.wa.us