Contemplating Next Steps for Woodland Public Schools

Last Updated: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Contemplating Next Steps for Woodland Public Schools

Woodland Public Schools are looking at a variety of scenarios as we think forward about returning to school this fall. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has convened a large committee (120 members representing a broad scope of stakeholder groups) that is looking at a continuum of reopening options and plans to provide additional guidance in the coming days and weeks.

While reflecting on current guidance, we also listen to our students, families and staff and community partners. We continue to receive feedback on what is working (best practices) and opportunities for changes. In addition, the district's leadership team reviews research and articles from across the country that will also inform our plan forward.

On this page you will find information that the team is reading and reviewing as we contemplate our next safe, healthy, and best possible educational steps for each student, staff and family member. As we come across more articles we find compelling, we will share them as well.

Please feel free to send me any articles or ideas you might have as the more information we can review and reflect on. Together, all things are possible.

Michael Z. Green

State/Federal Guidelines and Other Resources

Reopening Washington Schools 2020
OSPI's planning guide
Phased Reopening of K-12 Schools
Governor Inslee's proclamation
Safe Start Washington
Governor Inslee's phased Reopening Plan
COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
Considerations for Schools
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
eSchool+ Initiative: Tools and Resources for K-12 Schools
Johns Hopkins University

Reading List

What Back to School Might Look Like in the Age of Covid-19
New York Times - Published July 29, 2020
'I don't want to go to school and get Covid': Some kids scared as adults debate the risks of reopening
CNN Health - July 28, 2020
If "Most Students Should Stay Home," What do I do with My Kids?
Medium - Published July 23, 2020
Reopening Schools is Way Harder than it Should be
New York Times - Published July 23, 2020
Where Some of the Country's Biggest School Districts Stand on Reopening Schools
CNN - Published July 20, 2020
3 Principles for Reopening Schools Safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Center for American Program - Published July 16, 2020
A Parent's Guide to Online School: 9 Questions to ask to vet your Back-to-School Choices
USA Today - Published July 16, 2020
Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support for In-Person School
NPR - Published July 10, 2020