With mounting COVID numbers in Washington state, and specifically Clark County, Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino announced the district will remain in Remote Learning through the first school semester which ends January 28, 2021.
In making the announcement, Superintendent Merlino wanted to provide students and families with a concrete date to facilitate planning. “In difficult, fluid situations, it is helpful to provide as much certainty as possible around items we do have control over. In my view, given our current environment, it is not realistic to believe we will progress in the short term to allow a move to Hybrid Learning, where roughly half our students could attend in-person twice per week.”
The majority of the district’s nearly 24,000 students will remain in Remote Learning through January, while continuing to provide in-person small group learning for Kindergartners, as well as students with specialized needs and those students needing additional support services.
Evergreen Public Schools, the largest district in southwest Washington, will continue to follow Clark County Public Health and Washington state guidelines, as well as monitor the promising vaccine news, as it plans for options for second semester that begins February 1, 2021.
Here is a link to the entire letter sent to families: