Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,
Today, at 1:35 p.m. Governor Inslee issued an executive order closing all schools until at least April 24. All Methow Valley School District schools will close effective Tuesday, March 17. Monday, March 16 is the last day of school, including athletics, activities and clubs. School offices will remain open to the public through Friday, March 20 so families can pick up their student’s belongings.
Recognizing our schools serve as a centerpiece in support of our youth, families and community, we understand that extended school closure will create significant hardship. Children and families count on the reliable and predictable rhythms of the school day, along with the knowledge that their children are surrounded by caring, compassionate, competent professionals who love and care for each student. Contemplating weeks without that structure and care may seem overwhelming. With this in mind, please know that we are in the process of refining a comprehensive contingency plan intended to provide support during this unprecedented period of time.
Our first priority is to ensure regular meals for our students. Meal services (breakfast and lunch) will be made available Monday through Friday at a variety of “drop zones” strategically located throughout the valley. Youth ages 0-18, regardless of whether they attend our schools or not will be able to access breakfast and lunch in the form of “grab-and-go” meals at these locations. In addition, we will continue to partner with the Cove to distribute Friday Food Bags at drop zones. Details about specific locations and pick up times will be forthcoming…
Looking forward, the Methow Valley School District will be sending updates with further information as we roll out other related services (childcare, homeless youth services, academic enrichment, etc…) via the district’s website, FB pages, Skyward Messenger, School Messenger and local media sources.
We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we work together through this difficult situation. Please contact your child’s school or the Methow Valley School District office if you have any additional questions.
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District