Updates on our Legislative, Policy and Committee work
Looking for something positive to share with your families?
The NY Time gathered a list of great podcast episodes to interest and occupy kids ages 2 – 6, and their caretakers!
WA state officials are asking schools to develop weekly plans for students, including those with disabilities, and to contact families on a regular basis. Teachers are expected to monitor students’ progress, help them set goals and offer online or paper-based instruction depending on students’ preferences. They provided educators with a long list of free virtual tools for teachers, students and parents and offered a sample “plan” for how districts could roll out distance learning.
Patrick Russell is the Middle & High School Principal at Mount Vernon Christian School. He shared his Day 2 Principal-ing Video with the WFIS Board today. It conveys Pat’s sweet and clever nature that makes him the beloved school leaders his community adores!
Students impacted by school closures due to COVID-19 can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request, the Department will grant a waiver to any state unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year.
Gov. Inslee has banned gatherings & events of more than 250 amid coronavirus outbreak, while calling upon schools to remain as community support for student social services and prepare for possible closure in coming days.
While China appears on the verge of stopping its outbreak — it reported only 24 cases on Tuesday — outbreaks are occurring and growing in a number of locations around the world including Italy, Iran and the United States.
People ‘shed’ high levels of coronavirus, study finds, but most likely not infectious after recovery begins
the data in the paper confirm what the spread of the disease has been signaling — “early and potentially highly efficient transmission of the virus occurs before clinical symptoms or in conjunction with the very first mild symptoms.”