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WSD REOPENING INFORMATION - Please scroll through the page for updates


Warden School District is moving to Level Two (Hybrid Learning) for Elementary students on October 26th and for Secondary students on November 9th. 

What does Level Two, Hybrid Leaning look like?  As per our Reopening Plan (located on the Warden School District website), students will participate part-time onsite with in-person instruction and part-time at home remote learning. Students will stay in their A or B cohorts.  Instead of Direct Teacher Instruction online with their teacher they will come to school for face-to-face instruction on their cohort day. 

How do I know when my students come to school?  Check the Cohort calendar.  Students in the A Cohort will come to campus on Monday and Thursday.  Students in the B Cohort will come to campus on Tuesday and Friday.  The days that your student was DTI (Direct Teacher Instruction) and using Zoom or Teams, will now be face-to-face with their teacher in their classroom.  They will follow all procedures for social distancing and health that are outlined on the website and in the packet that Elementary students received.  A packet will be going out from the Secondary next week with complete procedures.

Will my student still have AIS (Academic Instructional Support)-virtual learning days?  Yes, the teacher will be posting assignments on the Learning Management Systems (Seesaw and Canvas) just like they have been so far or providing other work for students to do (paper-pencil).  The only difference will be with DTI (Direct Teacher Instruction) days, which will be on-site.

Will students still be receiving meals?  Yes, students will be receiving breakfast and lunch meals.  More information concerning this process will be sent out soon.  


El Distrito Escolar Warden se moverá al Nivel Dos (Aprendizaje Híbrido) para estudiantes de Primaria el 26 de octubre y para estudiantes de Secundaria el 9 de noviembre.

¿Cómo se ve el nivel dos, inclinación híbrida? Según nuestro plan de reapertura (ubicado en el sitio web del distrito escolar de Warden), los estudiantes participarán a tiempo parcial en el sitio con instrucción en persona y aprendizaje remoto a tiempo parcial en el hogar. Los estudiantes permanecerán en sus cohortes A o B. En lugar de la instrucción directa del maestro en línea con su maestro, ellos vendrán a la escuela para recibir instrucción cara a cara en su día de cohorte.

¿Cómo se cuando mis estudiantes vienen a la escuela? Consulta el calendario de cohortes. Los estudiantes de la cohorte A vendrán al campus los lunes y jueves. Los estudiantes de la Cohorte B vendrán al campus los martes y viernes. Los días en que su estudiante estuvo DTI (Instrucción directa del maestro) y usando Zoom o Teams, ahora serán cara a cara con su maestro en su salón de clases. Seguirán todos los procedimientos de distanciamiento social y salud que se describen en el sitio web y en el paquete que recibieron los estudiantes de primaria. Un paquete saldrá de la secundaria la próxima semana con los procedimientos completos.

¿Mi estudiante todavía tendrá días de aprendizaje virtual AIS (Apoyo académico para la instrucción)? Sí, el maestro publicará las tareas en los sistemas de gestión del aprendizaje (balancín y lienzo) tal como lo han hecho hasta ahora o proporcionará otro trabajo para que los estudiantes lo hagan (papel y lápiz). La única diferencia será con los días de DTI (instrucción directa del maestro), que serán en el sitio.

¿Seguirán recibiendo los estudiantes comidas? Sí, los estudiantes recibirán desayunos y almuerzos. Pronto se enviará más información sobre este proceso.







A letter from the Warden Elementary School Principal to Warden Families | Una carta del director de la escuela primaria Warden a las familias Warden


 




WSD School Board Approves new Memorandum of Understanding


10/15/2020 - Great news, Warden! At the special session WSD Board meeting on 10/15/2020, at 8pm, a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Warden School District and the Washington Education Association was approved. We are thankful for the collaborative work between WSD, the WEA, and the support of our community in this effort.  Warden students begin returning to campus for Level 2, hybrid instruction as outlined in the WSD Re-opening plan starting with Pre-K through 5th grade on October 26th then grades 6th-12th on November 9th. More information to come soon.



Grant County Health District Plan Approval


9/30/2020 - Parents, Students and Community,

The Grant County Health District has approved the Warden School District's petition to bring high need students to campus for instruction, individually or in small groups. Please click here for a copy of the approved plan



Online Registration and School Materials Pickup Information

by Jeff Kottong

8/19/2020 - Parents and students of the Warden School District,

Last night we called all parents to inform them of two things. The first was that "online registration" would be available for access the morning of 8/19 and that second they would be receiving a letter in the mail from the district with information on their family cohort group assignment and details on technology, textbook and materials pickup starting on August 25th. Please check your mail for the letter.

We are doing online registration for all students returning to the Warden School District in grades First through 12th. We are doing it online for those grades this year to help reduce the amount of face to face interaction of parents, students and staff at the district. Registration for new students will be by appointment. Please contact Lily Gomez at 349-2311 x1582 to find out what is needed and to pick up and return the new student registration information packets.

We are asking parents of returning students to complete the registration process before being able to pick up their student's technology and materials. If a family does not have online access, the district will have computers and staff to help parents complete the process during the pickup times, starting August 25. These dates and times are listed in the mailed letter. The drive-up pick up process will start at the new concession stand and loop past the high school and follow the elementary drop off loop. Please stay in your cars and when if you need to get out please maintain social distancing. We would appreciate everyone wearing a face mask while on campus. Having your student's library ID number or student ID number would be helpful during the pickup process to be able to check out materials and devices to the students.

Online registration has approximately 10 steps for completion. They include verifying your student's Information in Skyward, such as student, family, emergency contact and medical information. We also need to collect or verify students ethnicity/race information, McKinney-Vento homeless status and military family status. Families are able to submit a Food Service Application and secondary students can complete the sports information packet and forms. Parents of 6th and 9th grade students will be asked to review and approve the Network User Contract for technology use and all parents will be asked to read and sign off on a Technology Acknowledgement form concerning the use of technology in a 1 to 1 program. There are also links to information such as the approved school calendar. 

The registration process is available through Skyward Family Access, a portal to our student information system. The website for Skyward can be accessed by click here. To access Skyward, parents or guardians must have a username and password. Each parent or guardian is issued their own personal username. If you do not know your username, please call the school building secretary of one of your students to receive your username and a temporary password for access. If you do not have a personal email address on file with the district, you will be asked to provide one to help with communication with the district. Thank you.


Brief Start of School Information

by Warden Staff

8/11/2020 - Parents of Warden School District Students,

We wanted to share some information with you regarding our back to school reopening plan. The teachers and district have been meeting since June to plan many different scenarios for our return. However, as some of you may know, COVID infection rates have been increasing to a very high rate in Grant County. We are following the guidance of the Washington State Department of Health and Grant County Health District to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We will adhere to the benchmarks established for a safe return. At this time, we are unable to return to a regular face to face instructional model. For the first four weeks of school, beginning September 2nd, instruction will need to take place remotely. During that time, we will be reviewing the current health situation to determine whether or not a return to a face to face school model is possible at the end of the four weeks.

The expectation is that students attend class online daily and follow the established hybrid bell schedule. More information will be coming to parents regarding specifics of how this will look and to parents of secondary students regarding a change in the current quarter system.

The current calendar will remain the same. Our hope is that COVID infection rates and cases will decrease enough that we can safely return to school soon.


WSD Another Start of Survey Results

by Jeff Kottong

7/27/2020 - Please download this link to view the results of the latest survey of our parents and community concerning questions about the start of school. Parent and students answered all the questions and the staff and community answered only the last question #7. Thank you for all the responded. We appreciate your input as we continue planning for the fall. 


Community COVID-19 Information

by Kimberly Hansen, District Nurse 

7/24/2020 - Greetings Warden Community,

The Warden School District is working closely with the Grant County Health Department in our planning of the 2020-21 school year. The COVID-19 infection rate in our county and the City of Warden has increased dramatically in the last 2 weeks. Everyone wants to see our students and staff back in school buildings this fall, at least in some capacity.  In order to achieve this the health department has asked our community to work together and individually do our part to help decrease the spread.

Please continue to:

  • Wear a face covering and social distance while out of the house
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Limit your contact with people outside of your household (avoid parties, BBQ’s etc.)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms contact your doctor, to possibly get tested
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
We have 3 weeks to all do our part to influence the rate of infection so we can have a better chance of having any on campus instruction. We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us.  We miss our students!


Additional survey questions for parents, students and community


7/17/2020 - The Warden School District has an additional short survey, targeted for parents and students, concerning some questions about the reopening of school. Please click here to access the survey. The survey will be open through July 22. 


Warden School District School Reopening Update


7/17/2020 - The Warden School District administrative team has been working for the past several weeks in preparing a state mandated school reopening plan for the district. Using input from our community survey, different stakeholder groups, guidance from the WA State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), WA State Department of Health (DOH), WA State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), our Educational Service District (NCESD) and the Grant County Health District (GCHD), staff have been discussing and planning for a scheduled September reopening of school.

The goal of the Warden School District and our understanding of the OSPI guidance is that the most equitable opportunity in education success relies upon the comprehensive supports that our staff supplies to students in a face-to-face learning environment.  This being stated, the health, safety and wellness of our students, staff and community are of utmost importance. We are working to develop plans that allow for as much face to face contact with students within the guidance and requirements of our governing bodies and resources available to us. We will follow all Department of Health guidelines for physical health, planning for having systems in place to support relationships and emotional well being of students. We are embracing a one-to-one instructional model to have a computer for each student to enhance their instructional opportunities.

The district has been discussing school day planning; safety and health protocols; full-day, hybrid and virtual schedules; educational requirements and offerings; professional development and training; and meal and transportation needs as per OSPI and Health department guidelines.

Our focus for planning is summarized in the following four areas:

  • SAFETY AND HEALTH
  • INSTRUCTION
  • TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING
We will be adding and updating to each of these areas as planning is completed, as we seek additional input and when guidance changes.

We are providing this webpage block to regularly update plans, questions, information and guidance as we move closer to the scheduled start of school on September 2nd. We plan for having weekly updates, please check back regularly.




SAFETY AND HEALTH


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INSTRUCTION


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TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION - 

updated 7/27/2020
TECHNOLOGY - The Warden School District is planning a 1:1 computer device rollout for all students this fall at the start of school. We will be making available Apple iPads for all Kindergarten students, a Windows touch laptop for all First-grade students and a Windows laptop for all students in grades 2 – 12. We will make these devices available to take home for use with virtual learning or for use in the classroom as needed. 

COMMUNICATION – The district has purchased a multi-platform communication tool for parents and students. The product is called ParentSquare and has the ability to provide phone calls, email, text messages or app notifications between the district and families. Users can select one main communication method, but receive any or all of them also. We will be setting up ParentSquare in August. Here is a link to their website.

One of the main features of the software is the ability to translate communications between parties into a language of the user’s choice. For instance, a teacher can send a message to a parent in English, but the parent can choose to receive the message in Spanish. If the parent chooses, they can reply in Spanish and the teacher will receive the message in English. We really hope this will help communication struggles this spring between all parties.

The platform has some additional feature sets which we will evaluate and make available as needed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING


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