R.A. Long High School Weekly Update

Getting Ready for School

Hi All,

School is just around the corner and we are getting prepared to start you off on the track in our Remote Learning model. Teachers are feverishly planning lessons, setting up your Google Classrooms and preparing video lessons that can assist you as well.

Things YOU should be doing in preparation for the start of school:

  • Make sure your Chromebook is in good working shape. Email Ms. Kruse, our librarian at jkruse@longview.k12.wa.us for assistance if needed.
  • Check you Gmail daily for updates and information from teachers or emails from Mr. Reeves.
  • Start preparing you workspace at home if you can. Set it up as if you were in your school desk.
  • Have appropriate supplies. Pencils, pens, a couple spiral notebooks for your Interactive notebooks for certain classes.
  • If you need some supplies, contact our main office at 360-575-7228

In this year’s Remote Learning, expectations for your involvement is going to increase dramatically from last Spring. You will be expected to:

  • Log in daily and complete necessary coursework.
  • Attendance WILL be taken daily.
  • If you are absent from a class, your parents still have to call in to excuse you.
  • Log in and actively participate in LIVE remote classes.
  • Grading of coursework and assessments will be just like you were sitting in the classroom every day.
  • Work must be completed to the best of your ability in order to be graded by the teacher.

Your will be hearing more about classroom goals and expectations in the coming days from your teachers.

This IS going to be fantastic year! We look forward to getting to the place when we can begin bringing you back into the building to be with your teachers and your friends.

In the meantime, stay connected, stay RALONG Strong and get the job done necessary to earn your high school credits.

Mr. Reeves, Principal

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Daily Schedules for REMOTE LEARNING: M/T, TH/F and WEDNESDAY

R.A. Long HS Remote Learning Schedule – M, T, Th, F

MondayTuesdayThursdayFridayIn OutClass Length 
1st4th1st4th7:55 am8:60 am0:55:00"Live" Remote instruction on Zoom or google Meets. Attendance Taken, Log In and an ACTIVE Participant in the Class
2nd5th2nd5th9:00 am9:55 am0:55:00
3rd6th3rd6th10:05 am11:00 am0:55:00
Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
1st4th1st4th12:35 pm1:05 pm0:30:00"On Demand Time" - Zoom/Google Meets will be OPEN for extended instruction. Work on assigned work from the morning. Contact teacher for assistance as you need it. Just log back in, email or phone call.
2nd5th2nd5th1:15 pm1:45 pm0:30:00
3rd6th3rd6th1:55 pm2:25 pm0:30:00

R.A. Long HS Remote Learning Schedule – Wednesday

PeriodIn Out Student Plan
1st7:55 am8:31 amConnect with your teachers for intervention and individualized instruction to clean up your "point(s) of confusion". Complete necessary work.
2nd8:36 am9:13 amConnect with your teachers for intervention and individualized instruction to clean up your "point(s) of confusion". Complete necessary work.
3rd9:18 am9:55 amConnect with your teachers for intervention and individualized instruction to clean up your "point(s) of confusion". Complete necessary work.
Advisory10:00 am10:45 amLog into Advisory (AXE-ess)
4th10:50 am11:26 amConnect with your teachers for intervention and individualized instruction to clean up your "point(s) of confusion". Complete necessary work.
Lunch11:31 am12:01 pmLunch
5th12:06 pm12:43 pmConnect with your teachers for intervention and individualized instruction to clean up your "point(s) of confusion". Complete necessary work.
6th12:48 pm1:25 pmConnect with your teachers for intervention and individualized instruction to clean up your "point(s) of confusion". Complete necessary work.
PLC1:30 pm2:25 pmPLC
Student clubs & activities 2:30 pm3:30 pmStudent clubs and activities if you are signed up for one or more.

Schedule for Freshman and New Student ID Pictures and Supply Pick Up Tuesday September 1st from 9am-12pm

Please stop by during your LAST NAME time slot if you can.

9-10am A-G

10-11am H-P

11-12pm Q-Z

RA LONG 10TH-12TH GRADE SUPPLY PICK AND VIDEO LINK for Sept 1st, 12:00pm-2:30pm

Look for emails from your teachers to determine what supplies you may or may not need to pickup. (textbooks, art supplies, Interactive Notebooks, etc).

JackCamp for Incoming Freshman and New Students to RA Long High School September 4th from 10am-12pm

This will occur via ZOOM. Be checking your Gmail for a this Zoom code to enter.

Can’t wait to see you all!!

Getting “pumped” for school! 

Home of the Lumberjacks and Lumberjills.

The Goal

2020-08-25T10:07:54-07:00August 25th, 2020|

Longview Schools Virtual Music Program

We have a video of Longview School’s virtual music program. Please enjoy!

2020-10-26T11:52:24-07:00October 26th, 2020|

School Update 10/23/2020

October 23, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,

 

The first week of transitioning to hybrid in-person learning has been fantastic – thank you. Our pre-Kindergarten through second grade students started this week and are doing well.

Next week, third through fifth grade students will start hybrid in-person learning across the district. If your student attends middle or high school, hybrid in-person learning is scheduled to start on November 9.  These dates are subject to change based upon community health conditions.

In our hybrid model students will be split into two groups.  Group A will receive in-person instruction on Monday and Thursday and Group B will receive in-person instruction on Tuesday and Friday.

Third through fifth grade students will use the same safety protocols employed for the pre-Kindergarten through second grade kids. The younger students are doing a great job wearing face coverings and following safety protocols. We anticipate the third through fifth grade students will do a great job as well.  On the days that students are not receiving in-person learning they will be provided independent learning opportunities to be completed each week.

For middle and high school students class schedules will follow traditional routines with safety protocols and added safeguards against the spread of COVID-19. This means class will start and end at the same time as in the past and students will rotate from classroom to classroom, attending each scheduled class period each day they are in-person.  On the days in which students are not in-person, they will receive instruction via Zoom on the same schedule as their in-person days.  Wednesdays are set aside for teachers to touch base with students who chose the full remote option and to provide support to students who are in need.  Teachers will also be engaged in planning lessons and collaborating with their teaching partners each Wednesday.

Student and employee safety is our top priority and the district has taken substantial safety precautions.

Safety signage about wearing face coverings, washing hands and social distancing is posted throughout schools to help remind students about safety expectations. We are confident that our students will do a great job following safety protocols. If your child comes to school without a face covering, your school will provide one.  Detailed guidelines for appropriate face coverings and other safety protocols can be found on the district website.  Your help reinforcing and supporting these expectations with your children will be of great value to the success of our transition back to in-person learning.

Another change involves our bus pickup times. In an effort to minimize the amount of time students arrive before school, these times have changed. To view new bus pickup times click here , then click the green “bus routes” button. If you are dropping your student off at school, please do so about 10 minutes prior to class starting.  It is important that students do not gather in common areas before school starts.

To help your student have a great day at school please make sure to complete the daily wellness check. Doing so will allow your child to arrive at school and proceed quickly to their classroom. For detailed directions on completing the daily wellness check click here.

As a reminder, the Federal Government extended the free meals program for all children from birth to age 18 through the entire school year. Any student can choose to eat breakfast and lunch for free, no qualification is necessary. The meal pickup locations will continue serve meals Monday through Friday.

We are limiting visitors to school as much as possible, but know there will be times you need to see us in person. You are welcome to visit school, but we would appreciate it if just one parent came into school at a time. Please wear a face covering and practice safety protocols when visiting school.

All district employees are working hard to make our return to school a great experience and we appreciate your support. If you have questions, please reach out to your school or email infoteam@longviewschools.org.

 

Respectfully,
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

 

2020-10-23T14:22:50-07:00October 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19 Student Symptom Flow Chart

Not sure when to leave your student at home if they are feeling unwell? Then download and read the COVID-19 Student Symptom Flow Chart below.

COVID-19 Student Symptom Flow Chart – Download 

2020-10-23T14:14:42-07:00October 23rd, 2020|

Hand Washing Instructional Video

One of our fantastic students created an instructional video on how to wash your hands. Please see the video below to learn more!

2020-10-21T11:52:51-07:00October 21st, 2020|

Face Covering Guide

After reviewing the cloth face covering guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the school district developed the following face covering standards:

Cloth Face Covering:

  • Definition: A cloth face covering is fabric that fully covers your nose and mouth.
  • Wear face coverings with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wear the face covering over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Face coverings should be worn by people two years and older.
  • Face coverings should not be worn by children younger than two, people who have a documented medical condition preventing them from wearing a face covering or by people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
  • Both factory made and homemade are acceptable.
  • Face coverings can be made from a variety of materials like cotton, fleece or linen.
  • Neck gaiters are acceptable if the material consists of two or more layers.
  • Bandanas and face shields are not acceptable.

Employees do not need to wear a face covering when working in a room alone.

2020-10-23T07:59:18-07:00October 16th, 2020|

Daily Wellness Check

Per Covid-19 guidelines, all students and staff are required to complete a daily Wellness Screening prior to entering any Longview Public Schools building. This can be done through Skyward Family Access or using the Skyward App. There is also a paper copy of the Wellness Screening if you are unable to do it through Skyward. Your student will need to provide documentation that the Wellness Screening was completed before they will be permitted to enter the building. You may show the green check screen when entering the building with a phone screen shot or the paper copy. This needs to be completed daily for every student entering any school building.

Below are instructions on how to do the daily Wellness Screening.

From Skyward Family Access: 

The Wellness Screening is located on the Home page. Answer both questions and then select Save.

Immediately after clicking Save, a response will display. If you responded No to both questions, you will receive a message confirming your student’s entry to the school building.

Below is an example of a Yes response to one or both questions. If you answer Yes to either question, your student should stay home. Please call the school to discuss the illness.

From the Mobile Application:

A widget for the Wellness Screening displays on the mobile home page and it may also be accessed via the menu outlined in red in the picture on the right. Select the Today’s Screening option.

Answer the two questions and select Submit. In this example, No was selected for both questions.

Immediately after clicking Submit, a response will display. If you responded No to both questions, you will receive a message confirming your student’s entry to the school building.

Below is an example of a Yes response to one or both questions.

2020-10-14T14:27:47-07:00October 14th, 2020|

Distance Learning Day Camp

Parks and Recreation is offering a Distance Learning Day camp for students who need help during remote learning.

This day camp is from Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm.

Participants receive:

  • Assistance with logging in and participation in online learning
  • Before and After school activities to keep children active, outdoors, and engaged
  • Supervised breakfast & lunch, with meals provided by Longview School District Nutrition Services

This camp is now only $65 for families during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additional scholarships, through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Foundation are available as well for individuals who need aid in paying for the day camp. For more information, please contact 360-442-5400

Click the link below to register for October:
https://register.communitypass.net/reg/cat_program_list.cfm?s=&t=&season_id=24146&program_group_id=5405

2020-10-12T16:10:47-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Reopening Decision Tree

Below is the Washington State Department of Health School Reopening Decision Tree for public and private schools. Movement from stage to stage in the school re-opening plan is based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Cowlitz County, consultation with health officials, and other community health considerations. The Washington State Department of Health School Reopening Decision Tree explains how the district will consider this data when determining the stages of fully reopening our schools.

 

2020-10-14T11:11:22-07:00October 12th, 2020|

School Bus Pick Up Times Changed

Dear Parents and Families,

In person hybrid learning is scheduled to start on Monday, October 19 for pre-kindergarten through second grade students. Third through fifth grade students are scheduled to start hybrid school on Monday, October 26. Middle and high school students are set to begin hybrid in-person learning on Monday, November 9. These dates are subject to change based on the community infection rate.

Schools that provide transportation due to the distance from home to school will continue to do so, but morning school bus pick up times have changed.  Please ask your child to use safe protocols when waiting at the bus stop. This means maintaining 6 feet of distance from other students and wearing a face covering. Students need to follow the bus drivers directions at all times and maintain safety practices while riding the bus. For students who do not ride the bus, please arrive about ten minutes before school is scheduled to start.

Please click on this link  https://longviewschools.com/boundaries-and-busing/ to visit the school transportation page. Once you are at the school transportation page, click on the green button titled, “bus routes”. This takes you to a page to enter your child’s grade and home address. Next, click on the “Find school/transportation info” button and bus pick and drop off times and locations will be shown.

If your child rides a SPED bus the district transportation department will call you to confirm bus pickup times.

If you have questions please email infoteam@longviewschools.org.

Thank you,

Longview Public Schools

2020-10-14T13:28:35-07:00October 12th, 2020|

WIAA Modified Sports Season Calendar is Available

The 2020-2021 WIAA Modified Sports Season Calendar is out. Click the link below to read it.

2020-2021 WIAA Modified Sports Season Calendar

2020-10-12T11:34:52-07:00October 12th, 2020|
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