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Preschool through second-grade students could be back in classrooms by Oct. 26

Mukilteo School District making plans to resume in-person instruction


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 4:59pm

The Mukilteo School District is making plans to resume in-person instruction for children in preschool through second grade starting on Oct. 26.

In an email to parents on Thursday, Sept, 24, Mukilteo Superintendent Alison Brynelson wrote that since the Snohomish Health District’s recommendation that schools begin planning for in-person learning, the district has been exploring and plannig for some students to return to in-person learning, beginning with those in preschool through second grade and students, who have special needs or other needs that make distance learning challenging.

Brynelson wrote:

“We hope to start in-person learning for interested families with children in preschool through second grade on Oct. 26. We plan to wait at least three weeks before bringing back students in grades three through five. We will likely bring middle school students back in December or early January in a hybrid model with high school students to follow at the start of second semester in late January, also in a hybrid model.

“I want to emphasize this is our early thinking and it may change depending on how many families want their children to return to in-person instruction, and the status of the COVID-19 cases in our county.

“As promised, families may choose to remain in distance learning.”

The district has created a video to help families get a better idea of what school will be like for those returning to in-person learning:

To plan further, the district is encouraging elementary students families to complete a questionnaire by Oct. 2:


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