Reopening

6-Step Reopening Plan

We are following a 6-step approach to reopening. Elementary students are currently in step 6; secondary students will remain in step 5 for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Step 1

All students and staff participate in distance learning. School buildings closed for access.

Step 2

Current Step

All students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering online instruction.

Step 3

Students in greatest need of additional support as identified through an agreed upon set of criteria participate onsite with limited in-person instruction/ All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

Step 4

All students from Stage 3, and students in grades Pre-K-5, additional students in need of support participate onsite with in-person instruction half-days, M,T, R, F for elementary. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

Step 5

All students participate onsite with in-person instruction half-days, M,T, R, F for elementary.

Secondary students attend in-person two days per week, by cohort. Wednesdays remain remote learning days.

Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

Step 6

All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction 4-5 days a week.

District Dashboard

The district will provide a bi-monthly update to the dashboard below.

The district follows strict contact tracing protocols in the event of a positive case amongst staff and/or students. Anyone considered a close contact will be contacted by either district or health officials. Buildings are notified only if the positive case was on site during their infectious period.

Skagit County Data: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirusGOVDATAdash.htm

Covid Dashboard

Washington LEA Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan

As required by the Legislature in House Bill 1368, each Washington public school district, state-tribal education compact school, and charter school must submit an academic and student well-being recovery plan to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) no later than June 1, 2021. A follow-up survey to determine LEA progress will be sent in Fall 2021. The recovery plan is intended to provide information on how LEAs plan to address student needs due to school closures and extended time in remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LEAs are required to receive school board approval of their updated plan.

Anacortes School District's plan was approved by the School Board on May 20, 2021.


Notes:

  • All decisions are reviewed by Skagit County Health Department, and the district follows their recommendations.

  • In elementary schools, it is much easier to keep kids distanced from each other. We have designed the schedules so that groups of students don't interface with each other and we have eliminated meals so that students do not need to take off their masks. This is why the guidance allows for in-person learning for 350 and above.

  • For secondary students, designing these precautions are more difficult, which is why the guidance for bringing back 6-12 students is more restricted.

  • Multiple safety measures combined significantly reduces the risk of transmission. See the “swiss cheese” analogy: multiple protocols, layered on top of each other, helps create a more protective barrier.