Finley Schools Returning to In-Person Learning on April 19th

Finley Schools Returning to In-Person Learning on April 19th
Posted on 04/02/2021

Finley School District is looking forward to welcoming back ALL students K-12 beginning Monday, April 19th. Finley students will begin in-person learning four days each week, with Wednesdays continuing to serve as asynchronous remote learning days. This decision comes following the March 25th order by Governor Inslee and the updated guidance announced by the Washington State Department of Health and the CDC. The new DOH guidelines reduce the physical distancing requirement for Washington students from six feet to three feet.

With the reduced physical distancing requirement, we have the space available to bring all students back into the classroom. It is important to note that all schools will continue to adhere to established health and safety protocols, including wearing face coverings, and screenings with temperature checks. Staff responsible for cleaning and sanitizing buildings and buses are preparing for the increased number of students.

What do Finley parents and students need to know?

  1. Beginning Monday, April 19th, K-12th grade students will begin attending school in-person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  2. Students will not attend school in-person on Wednesdays. These will be remote learning days and will continue to provide additional support and structure for struggling students. Wednesdays will continue as deep-cleaning days as well.
  3. Secondary students will attend all class periods during their in-person days.
  4. Any families of students who are not comfortable with the new three-foot physical distancing and are interested in switching to fully online learning should contact their child’s school; however, the student must be academically successful to be allowed to switch to online.
  5. Families who selected online learning initially but are interested in returning in-person should contact their student’s school.

As students return full-time, they will notice some modifications. These may include changes to the time and spacing of class transitions, classroom arrangements, recess, and meal times. Although the physical distancing requirement has been shortened from six feet to three, there are still instances when six feet of distance is required (such as in common areas). As our staff continue preparing for this transition, we thank you for your patience and flexibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s school office. More information will be communicated after spring break.