The COVID-19 pandemic loomed large at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.
Spokane Public Schools is moving through a long checklist of issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including remote learning, graduation and ways the community can help their schools.
A caravan of roughly 30 vehicles slowly made its way through Hayden and north Coeur d’Alene neighborhoods on Wednesday, each trailing the flashing red and blue lights of a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office escort.
The annual Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust planned for April 26 has been canceled because of the state ban on group gatherings during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The essay and art contests are still underway and results will be published in the Voice sections in April.
Because of COVID-19, the learning curve just got a lot steeper for children who have the farthest to climb.
Spokane Public Schools is ramping up its learning-at-home program, with teachers available via phone, email and other platforms, the district has announced. The aim is to connect with students and parents, answer questions, share materials, clarify directions and assist with access to digital resources
Spokane Public Schools is widening access to food but limiting playground opportunities in the face of the COVID-19 threat. In a letter sent to families Friday night, the district announced that meals will be served beginning Monday at 24 sites, an increase of three from last week. The new sites are Audubon, Bemiss and Cooper elementary schools.
The Central Valley School District is moving ahead with plans for child care and academic support, Superintendent Ben Small told families in
Beginning Monday, the Mead School District will begin a system of weekly communication with parents and students during the current closure, the district announced Thursday.
In Washington, the plan is to reopen on April 27. But what if the coronavirus crisis isn’t under control by then?
In response to the crisis and the closure of all its buildings, Spokane Public Schools began food distribution efforts Thursday morning by preparing 2,100 breakfast and lunch bags at 21 sites throughout the city. That wasn’t enough.
Only a week ago, more than 90,000 children in Spokane County were getting their education at public and private schools. Now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re home for at least six weeks. Teachers have sent them off with good wishes and backpacks filled with books, lesson plans and links to educational websites.
Spokane Public Schools will roll out its grab-and-go food program on Thursday at 21 sites throughout the district.
Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger is no longer in the running for the top position at the school district in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sixth-graders Emily Lentz and Lucina Peterson of Pride Prep Middle School have collected and donated 51 new hats and stuffed animals to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest. The students also met with Jake Osborn, Volunteer Services Manager for RMHC, to tour the facility. Sixth-grade students were partnered up and asked to choose a world issue for an assignment in their individuals and societies class earlier this school year. Emily and Lucina, already close friends, decided to take on the challenge of child cancer to the next level and start a collection drive.
Post Falls schools will be open Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon to allow students to collect personal belongings before buildings close down until at least April 6. Meanwhile, the
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools announced that all schools will close Monday through April 6 following the announcement of Spokane County’s first novel coronavirus cases.
Educators in Eastern Washington face a steep learning curve as they prepare to implement Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to shut down every school in the state for at least six weeks in the face of the coronavirus threat.
In messages to students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh said spring semester courses are now scheduled to resume on March 23.
Midway Elementary in the Mead School District has a Shark Council that was recently recognized at a school board meeting for their positive impact on the culture at the school. The student leadership council is composed entirely of fifth-graders.
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