District Communication

March 27th 2020

Sequim School District Families,

The first full week of remote learning is complete. I hope you and your family were able to find some joy during this very uncertain and rapidly changing time. Like all other school districts in Washington, we are working hard to encourage families to engage in home learning as much as you can, while recognizing each family is in their own unique situation regarding work, health and child care. It is likely that our instructional learning plans will continue to adapt and change in the weeks to come, and we thank students and families in advance for your patience as we adjust our systems. Our main priority is always the safety and well-being of the students and community we serve. 

Spring Break is still Spring Break
Teachers will not be assigning homework during this time. Let’s hope the weather cooperates and you and your students can enjoy the beautiful place we live.

 FREE Internet Access Available
Nikola Broadband has set up a WiFi access point in the JC Penny parking lot with the help of KSQM and Clallam PUD.  This access point is to aid community access and children's learning during this unprecedented time.  This access point is FREE to use during the hours of 6 AM to 10 PM.  This access point will not operate outside of these hours.  There is a lot of room in this parking lot, so please practice social distancing and stay in your vehicles to keep your family and community safe.  We ask that you leave the rows of parking open near the businesses that are still operating.

The name of the network is: Kids_learning_Community_Access. There is no password to connect. Connections are limited to 5Mbps / 5Mbps per connected device.

Paving Fir Street 
Asphalt paving for West Fir Street work will take place Tuesday March 31st, 2020 through Thursday April 2nd, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is weather dependent. At times, a detour route will be in place directing traffic around the Sequim Avenue and 5th Avenue intersections with Fir Street while crews complete intersection paving. These intersections will not be closed at the same time. All construction activity will meet the social distancing and appropriate health and worker protection measures required by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

 *The work will be performed by Interwest Construction and Lakeside Industries.

For more information, please contact Sequim’s Department of Public Works at (360) 683-4908.

 Meal Delivery

FREE Grab and Go Breakfasts/Lunches will continue during the Week of Spring Break (Monday, March 30th-Friday, April 3rd) at both the Drop-in locations and the Bus Routes that started this week. Please view the attachment for delivery locations and drop in locations are listed below.

 Meals are available at the following locations:

•Greywolf front entrance 11:30-12:30pm

• Sequim Middle School side entrance of the cafeteria 11:30-12:30pm

 

The Boys and Girls Club will be delivering meals to the following locations:

• Mountain View Court Apartments 12-1pm

• Elk Creek Apartments 12-1pm

• Seabreeze Apartments 12-1pm

• Boys and Girls Club 12-1pm

 Bus Routes and Times

SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE @ 9:10                                                   
CASINO PARKING LOT @ 9:15
ROBIN HILL PARK @ 9:15
N. BARR SOCCER FIELD @ 9:20
W. NELSON RD & OLYMPIC @ 9:25
SHERBURNE & ATTERBERRY @ 9:30
AGNEW GROCERY @ 9:35
CRITTER COUNTRY @ 9:40
HOGBACK & CAYS GRAVEL AREA @ 9:40
R CORNER GROCERY STORE @ 9:50
GRAVEL AREA AT FISH HATCHERY RD @ 9:50
VOICE OF AMERICA ENTRANCE @ 9:55
CONESTOGA RV TRANSIT STOP @ 10:00
FUEL STATION AT BOTTOM OF TAYLOR CUT OFF @ 10:05
EAST END OF JOHN WAYNE PARKING LOT @ 10:10
RIDGEVIEW DRIVE & RIDGE PL @ 10:10
O’BRIEN RD TRANSIT STOP @ 10:15
INDEPENDENCE DR @ 10:25
MARTHA LANE GRAVEL AREA @ 10:25
SEQUIM LITTLE LEAGUE FIELDS @ 10:25
BLUE MTN TRANSFER STATION @ 10:33
DUNGENESS MEADOWS @ 10:40
HOUSE RD & COTTONWOOD LN @ 10:45
MANY FEATHERS & WOODCOCK @ 10:50
DUNGENESS SCHOOL HOUSE @ 11:05

 Please continue to take care of yourself, your family, and loved ones. Sequim School District is committed to keeping you informed and sharing information as it becomes available.

Enjoy Spring Break

 Dr. Clark
Superintendent

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March 25th 2020

Sequim School District Families 
We hope you and your family are Staying Home and Staying Healthy. Please know that we miss our students and are looking forward to their return. We believe it is important for our teachers to continue to reach out to their students. Please look for communication from them, in various ways, at least two times a week. Our teachers continue to work diligently to provide resources and instruction during this remote learning transition. Thank you for your continued patience while we navigate new opportunities for learning. Currently, we are still waiting for guidance from OSPI regarding grades. Until then, the Skyward grade portal will not be available.

School Playgrounds 
To help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Sequim School District has closed the following playgrounds to the public to enforce Governor Jay Inslee’s order banning all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes, effective immediately:

• Greywolf Playground closed 24/7
• Helen Haller Playground Open 8:00-4:00 for use by Boys/Girls Club only
• Old Community School Playground closed 24/7

It is important that we follow the guidelines of what has been asked of us as Washingtonians. We need to keep practicing Social Distancing as we “stay at home and stay healthy”. We cannot do that if we are packed in at a playground. Thank you for your understanding as we race to flatten the curve.

Communication
Unable to access Skyward? Not receiving text alerts? Please reply to your skyward email and include your student name to get access and set up with text alerts.

CEE Survey
If you haven’t had an opportunity, please take a moment to complete the important survey you received in your Skyward email. If you did not receive the link, please email tnorman@sequimschools.org. Your feedback is crucial for us to know what you consider our strengths and our opportunities for growth.

Dr. Rob Clark
SSD Superintendent

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March 23, 2020
Sequim School District Families,
We are excited to share that starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020, our transportation staff will begin our meal delivery service to our students utilizing our school busses!

If you can access one of the drop off locations below, please practice the following:
1.) Arrive early. Each bus will be at the location for 10 minutes only.
2.) Continue to practice Social Distancing while waiting for the bus and meals to be distributed by staff.
3.)Please check your Skyward email for further details.

STOP LOCATION 
SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE @ 9:10
CASINO PARKING LOT @ 9:15
ROBIN HILL PARK @ 9:15
N. BARR SOCCER FIELD @ 9:20
W. NELSON RD & OLYMPIC @ 9:25
SHERBURNE & ATTERBERRY @ 9:30
AGNEW GROCERY @ 9:35
CRITTER COUNTRY @ 9:40
HOGBACK & CAYS GRAVEL AREA @ 9:40
R CORNER GROCERY STORE @ 9:50
GRAVEL AREA AT FISH HATCHERY RD @ 9:50
VOICE OF AMERICA ENTRANCE @ 9:55
CONESTOGA RV TRANSIT STOP @ 10:00
FUEL STATION AT BOTTOM OF TAYLOR CUT OFF @ 10:05
EAST END OF JOHN WAYNE PARKING LOT @ 10:10
RIDGEVIEW DRIVE & RIDGE PL @ 10:10
O’BRIEN RD TRANSIT STOP @ 10:15
INDEPENDENCE DR @ 10:25
MARTHA LANE GRAVEL AREA @ 10:25
SEQUIM LITTLE LEAGUE FIELDS @ 10:25
BLUE MTN TRANSFER STATION @ 10:33
DUNGENESS MEADOWS @ 10:40
HOUSE RD & COTTONWOOD LN @ 10:45
MANY FEATHERS & WOODCOCK @ 10:50
DUNGENESS SCHOOL HOUSE @ 11:05

Meal pick up will continue March 23-March 27. Please note the new changes to the FREE Breakfast and Lunch pick up locations. The Boys and Girls Club have added the Mountain View Court Apartments as a new location and have cancelled the Carrie Blake Park location.

Meals are available at the following locations:
 Greywolf front entrance 11:30-12:30pm
 Sequim Middle School side entrance of the cafeteria 11:30-12:30pm

The Boys and Girls Club will be delivering meals to the following locations:
     Mountain View Court Apartments 12-1pm
 Elk Creek Apartments 12-1pm
 Seabreeze Apartments 12-1pm
 Boys and Girls Club 12-1pm

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