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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare for health service workers and first responders, who completed our Family Needs Survey, started on Monday, March 23. If you are a health service worker or first responder and need childcare services please let us know by calling 465-6014.
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.
On Monday, April 13, per OSPI guidance, the Mead School District will move from providing optional enrichment activities to new active learning for students.
For K-3 students this will include 2.5 hours per week of learning time and for 4-5 grades the time increases to 3 hours per week. For K-5 students 30 minutes of the learning time will be on a digital platform that provides face-to-face interaction between students and the teacher. At the secondary level (6-12 grades) there will be 2.5 hours per week per subject of learning time, 30 minutes of which will be on a digital platform that provides face-to-face interaction between students and the teacher.
Beginning Monday, April 13, teachers will communicate learning activities for the week, assignment due dates, etc. to each of their students/parents via email. This weekly communication will continue each Monday throughout the emergency closure. Additionally, our 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.
Additional information, including how special education, Title, LAP, Highly Capable, and elementary specialists (library, music & PE) will be a part of student learning, will be communicated by building principals.
For families wishing to further supplement learning during the Emergency School Closure our Learning Services Department has put together additional learning resources. These resources are recommended but not required.
To date we have sponsored three Chromebook distribution events where 2,000+ devices have been checked out. If your family still needs a Chromebook (limit two devices per family) please complete this survey, by midnight Saturday, April 4, to register for one of several upcoming deployment opportunities. To ensure appropriate social distancing, and protect the well-being of families and staff, those picking up devices must remain in their cars . . . no walk-ups. If transportation is a problem please email your building principal.
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.