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New Meal Distribution Routes

Meal Service Locations

The school district meal service program is helping serve kids in need during this challenging time. Please see some recent changes to the meal program below.

*During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Longview Public Schools will continue providing meal service for anyone under 18 years old* Meal service will continue during spring break, as well.

Please note, as of Friday, March 20, a new meal distribution location has been added in the parking lot behind Community House on Broadway. Also, starting Monday, March 23, meals will no longer be served at Roy Morse park due to low turnout. Those receiving meals at Roy Morse park have been redirected to other convenient locations.

Longview Public School Meal Service Locations and Times:
Meal Offering: Grab n’ Go breakfast and lunch served on weekdays to any person 0 to 18 years of age.

Static Sites
Meal Service 12:00pm -12:30pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Helens Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  2. Kessler Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  3. Monticello Middle School – Main Office Entrance
  4. Northlake Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  5. Columbia Heights Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  6. Mint Valley Elementary – Main Office Entrance

Mobile Delivery Sites
Meal Service 11:45am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Baker’s Corner Store parking lot – 5601 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview
  2. Archie Anderson Park – 22nd Ave & Alabama St, Longview

Meal Service 12:15pm to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Youth and Family Link parking lot – 907 Douglas St, Longview
  2. Community House on Broadway = 1335 11th Avenue, Longview (in parking lot behind building by Evangel Christian Fellowship)

Children must be present to receive meals.

Meal Service Updated Bus Routes

Dear Parents and Families,

Over the last several weeks we have seen an increase in the demand for meals at our distribution sites. To better serve those in need, Longview Public Schools will be expanding the grab and go meal delivery service starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the bus routes listed below.

If you need breakfast and lunch for your child, and would like to be added to one of the routes below, please contact the transportation department at 360-575-7866 or email infoteam@longviewschools.org  Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

As always, be ready at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time.  Students must be visible at the bus stops to receive meals and please remember to practice social distancing. Bus delivery meal service will continue through June 19, 2020.

Thank you.

Route 1 Van 96
11:15 AM – Eufaula Hgts RD
11:17 AM – Eufraula Hgts RD & Brock CK
11:20 AM – Whol &  Stella RD
11:25 AM – Stella RD
11:27 AM – Stella RD
11:30 AM – Stella RD & Redbud RD
11:30 AM – Stella RD & Cliffside DR
11.35 AM – Newt Estates
11:40 AM – Germany Creek RD
11:42 AM – Germany Creek RD
11:55 AM – Abernathy
12:05 PM – E McAdams RD

Route 4 Van 33
11:40 AM – John Nulls Park
11:44 AM – 3050 Pennsylvania
11:45 AM – 32ND & Pine
11:45 AM – 34TH & Ocean Beach HWY
11:50 AM – 36th & Nebraska ST
11:52 AM – Mint PL
11:57 AM – 40TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:00 PM – 46TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:00 PM – 48TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:06 PM – 50TH & Aspen
12:09 PM – Oriole & Wren
12:12 PM – Finch
12:20 PM – N 50TH
12:22 PM – N 50TH
12:27 PM – Clark Creek

Route 2 Van 38
11:10 AM – Mt. Solo & Solo View DR
11:15 AM – Schneiter & Island DR
11:20 AM – 5558 Willow Grove (Trailer PK)
11:21 AM – Willow Grove RD
11:25 AM – Willow Grove
11:30 AM – Carlson DR
11:35 AM – Willow Grove

Route 5 Van 93
11:45 AM – Hillcrest Store
11:47 AM – Valley Christian Church
11:49 AM – Nevada PL (2 Stops)
11:50 AM – Jenny LN
11:52 AM – Lindsey
11:55 AM – Pacific PL
11:57 AM – Pacific Way
11:58 AM – Pacific Way
12:01 AM – Lone Oak
12:03 PM – Monticello & Sylvan
12:08 PM – Sunset View Lane
12:13 PM – Curtis DR
12:16 PM – Fairway
12:19 PM – Sunset Way
12:20 PM – Sunset Way
12:21 PM – Sunset Way

Route 3 Van 35
11:25 AM – Olympic Elementary
11:32 AM – Memorial PK & Shelley PL
11:40 AM – Heron Pointe (Bus Stop)
11:45-12:00 – Bakers Corner
12:05 PM – Charles & Ann
12:10 PM – 46TH & Julie PL
12:15 PM – 40TH & Alter
12:18 PM – 3954 Estate DR
12:20 PM – 40TH & Ocean Beach HWY
12:22 PM – 36TH & Ocean Beach HWY

Route 6 Van 36
12:10 PM – 18TH & Baltimore
12:01 PM – 15TH & Baltimore
12:03 PM – 1345 Baltimore (Cottages)
12:05 PM – 636 California Way
12:10 PM – 970 9TH AVE
12:12 PM – Hudson ST
12:14 PM – 1135 9TH AVE
12:15-12:30 PM – Community House (Behind)
12:32 PM – 9TH AVE & New York
12:38 PM – E Lynnwood DR

Route 7 Van 34
11:40 AM – 32ND AVE
11:42 AM – Douglas
11:43 AM – Colorado
11:45-12:00 – Archie Anderson Park
12:05 PM – Alley 17TH & 18TH (Alabama)
12:09 PM – Oregon WY & Alabama ST
12:15-12:30 PM – Youth & Family Link

Other Resources for Families 

Food Resource Calendar
Community Resources

2020-05-04T19:16:11+00:00April 28th, 2020|

Meal Service Letter

April 27, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

Over the last several weeks we have seen an increase in the demand for meals at our distribution sites. To better serve those in need, Longview Public Schools will be expanding the grab and go meal delivery service starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Last week, we sent a meal survey to families of students who take the bus to school. From the survey, we created seven bus routes that will be stopping at existing bus stops, to serve a grab and go breakfast and lunch. Families that requested meal service will be contacted by the transportation department with pick up times and locations.

Interested in meals, but didn’t respond to the survey?   Please contact the transportation department at 360-575-7866 or email infoteam@longviewschools.org.  Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

As always, be ready at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time.  Students must be visible at the bus stops to receive meals and please remember to practice social distancing. Routes will be posted to the school district website with the times and locations. Be sure to check the longviewschools.com web site for updates as the needs may increase. Bus delivery meal service will continue through June 19, 2020.

Thank you.

2020-04-27T22:16:19+00:00April 27th, 2020|

COVID-19 Update 4/24/2020

April 24, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

 

I want to start off by thanking all of you for getting your kids engaged in the remote learning process. In the first two weeks of remote learning, students attended video-conference lessons, completed assignments in on-line and print formats, and interacted with teachers and classmates.  Overall, it is going pretty well.

Looking ahead, we hope students get into a regular routine that will allow them to have an effective remote learning experience. If you need help with this, reach out to your teacher or principal.  We want to be sure we are doing all we can to meet your needs during this difficult time.  We know you are doing the best you can under this unique circumstance and appreciate your continued support of the learning we are providing during the closure of our schools.

For those of you with students taking high school classes, who are wondering about grades and graduation, we posted grading and graduation guidelines on the district web site.  These guidelines are consistent with the direction provided by Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and are being shared by your school principal.  As I’ve said in the past, any high school senior who was on track to graduate before the school closure – will graduate this year.

The district is experiencing increased demand for meals. The number of kids showing up at our meal distribution sites keeps growing. To meet the demand, additional meal distribution options are under consideration. Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

Thank you for supporting our schools, take care and stay safe.  Please let your school principal or me know if you need any assistance.  We will do our best to get you the support you need.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools

2020-05-01T21:32:36+00:00April 24th, 2020|

High School Grading & Graduation Guidelines

Grading

Due to the emergency school closure ordered by Governor Inslee, we have received many questions about how grading will be handled for high school students and middle school students earning high school credits on the official transcript for the 2019-2020 school year.  Below are guidelines intended to answer any questions you might have.  These guidelines are consistent with the recommendations made by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on April 22, 2020.

 

  • High school students and middle school students earning high school credits will receive a traditional letter grade on their high school transcript.  Grades assigned will be an A thru C- or Incomplete.
  • Letter grades will continue to impact cumulative grade point averages. (GPA’s)
  • Assignments given during remote learning will be graded in a similar fashion as during the regular school year and will effect a student’s final semester grade.  However, a student receiving a passing grade as of the end of the third quarter will receive no less than a passing grade at the end of the semester.
  • Students whose earned grade is an F at the end of the semester, will receive an Incomplete and not receive credit.  However, students will be allowed opportunities to improve that grade during the summer or the first semester of the next school year. Incomplete grades do not impact cumulative GPA’s positively or negatively.

 

Graduation Requirements

Questions have also been asked regarding our present seniors and how we are approaching graduation requirements during this time.

 

  • Any student in the Class of 2020 who was on-track to graduate at the time of the school closure, March 13, will graduate with the class of 2020.
  • Students who were not on track to graduate at the time of the school closure will have the opportunity to make up any missed work, and redo assignments to earn needed credit.
  • Students who were not on track to graduate at the time of the school closure will have the opportunity to enroll in credit retrieval to retrieve any unearned credits necessary for graduation.
  • Students will not have to complete remaining Service to School points.
  • Students will not have to complete remaining Community Service hours.
  • Students will not have to complete a Senior Oral Presentation, though if they would like to do this and submit it to their advisor, we would love to hear your stories.
  • Senior Reflection papers may be assigned by the advisory or English teacher and will be counted as an assignment. However, it is no longer a graduation requirement for the Longview Public Schools Class of 2020.
2020-04-24T16:08:46+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Wednesday Porch Concerts

Longview Public School students are incredibly talented in many ways. To celebrate music and choir students, we are starting a “Porch Concert” series. Every Wednesday, at 3pm, we will feature one student singing or playing music. Please join us, Wednesday, April 22, at 3pm, for a Facebook LIVE performance. Let’s celebrate our students together! #musicconnectsus

2020-04-21T21:21:13+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Remote Learning Begins April 13th

April 10, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

While school facilities are closed for the remainder of the school year, we are excited to get teacher driven remote learning started. Our focus is to work closely with you to help students learn and grow.

On Monday and Tuesday, April 13-14, teachers will be finalizing plans for providing remote learning for our students. Throughout the week, teachers will be contacting parents and families to discuss learning plans and needs. Please look for phone calls, and/or emails.

We expect all students to be engaged in learning approximately 11-13 hours per week. We understand this may be difficult for some, as each family has different challenges. In partnership with your child’s teacher/s, please do your best to set a learning schedule for your child.  Your help in assuring that your child is engaged in their learning for the remainder of the school year is needed and appreciated.

Teachers will be providing regular feedback to students to support learning.  At the high school level, grades will be assigned in a relatively traditional manner while at the middle and elementary level it may look a bit different.  For those of you with high school seniors, if your senior was on track to graduate before the school closure – they will graduate.  As we get deeper into our remote learning delivery, you are likely to see some adjustments in our grading practices so that we meet the needs of our students during this unique circumstance.  The goal is to help your child learn and grow.

Understandably, you will have questions. Please reach out to your teacher, principal or me with any questions, we are here to help and support you.

While we would rather see you in school, we are excited to get remote learning started. Our teachers and support staff are fantastic and will find the best ways to help students learn.  It will take some time for us to establish the best ways to deliver instruction remotely but know that we will make it a successful learning experience for your child.

I hope you are enjoying time with your family, reading with your kids and staying healthy.

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-04-10T22:12:55+00:00April 10th, 2020|

Thank You Food Service & Transportation Staff

We would like to give a huge thanks to our nutrition services and transportation teams for getting food to kids in need. The Longview Public Schools team serves an estimated 400+ kids a day and will continue to do so during the school closure. We cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful work you do for the students in our district.

2020-04-07T20:47:55+00:00April 7th, 2020|

School Closure Update

April 6, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

I’m writing to share some important news. Today, Governor Inslee made the decision to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  Instruction will continue, however.  This closure is an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe and healthy. During this closure extension, all schools and facilities in the district will remain closed.

We understand that the continued closure of schools presents many challenges for students and families. It also raises many questions. The information outlined below is what we know now. We will continue to share further guidance as information becomes available.

  • Remote Learning: Remote learning will be expanded to include regular engagement with teachers on April 15 and continue through the remainder of the school year, now scheduled to end on June 19. Your teacher(s) will be contacting you next week to answer your questions and get our teacher directed remote learning started. Please be patient as this evolves.
  • Meal Distribution: We will continue to provide meals Monday through Friday at the same locations and times. Once the school year ends we will start the summer time meal program as in years past.
  • High School Seniors: The Department of Education is meeting this week to make decisions about high school graduation. As this information becomes available we will send it to you. If your student was on track to graduate before the school closure – they will graduate as planned.
  • Graduation Ceremonies: In-person graduation ceremonies are likely to shift to virtual ceremonies and/or be delayed. A final decision related to graduation ceremonies will be shared soon, so families can make plans.
  • School Activities: All school events, including sporting practices and matches, field trips, dances, etc. will be canceled during the extended school closure. We plan to engage with our employees and students to come up with creative alternatives to celebrate milestones. We will keep students and families updated on these decisions, so you can plan your participation in advance.
  • Summer School: We are awaiting information from Governor Inslee on whether school facilities will be open to provide summer school this year.

Please visit the district web site and Facebook page as updates are being posted regularly. If you have questions please reach out to your school principal.

Please continue to take good care of yourselves and your families. This is a difficult time for all of us, but we will get through it together.

Sincerely,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-04-10T22:18:36+00:00April 6th, 2020|

Longview School District Meal Service Locations and Times

The school district meal service program is helping serve kids in need during this challenging time. Please see some recent changes to the meal program below.

*During the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Longview Public Schools will continue providing meal service for anyone under 18 years old* Meal service will continue during spring break, as well.

Please note, as of Friday, March 20, a new meal distribution location has been added in the parking lot behind Community House on Broadway. Also, starting Monday, March 23, meals will no longer be served at Roy Morse park due to low turnout. Those receiving meals at Roy Morse park have been redirected to other convenient locations.

Longview Public School Meal Service Locations and Times:
Meal Offering: Grab n’ Go breakfast and lunch served on weekdays to any person 0 to 18 years of age.

Static Sites
Meal Service 12:00pm -12:30pm, Monday through Friday

  1. St. Helens Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  2. Kessler Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  3. Monticello Middle School – Main Office Entrance
  4. Northlake Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  5. Columbia Heights Elementary – Main Office Entrance
  6. Mint Valley Elementary – Main Office Entrance

Mobile Delivery Sites
Meal Service 11:45am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Baker’s Corner Store parking lot – 5601 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview
  2. Archie Anderson Park – 22nd Ave & Alabama St, Longview

Meal Service 12:15pm to 12:30pm, Monday through Friday

  1. Youth and Family Link parking lot – 907 Douglas St, Longview
  2. Community House on Broadway = 1335 11th Avenue, Longview (in parking lot behind building by Evangel Christian Fellowship)

Children must be present to receive meals.

Other Resources for Families 

Food Resource Calendar
Community Resources

2020-03-31T21:41:16+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Chromebook Distribution

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for your great interest in the continued education of your children during the statewide school closure.

At today’s Chromebook distribution, the demand was much higher than we anticipated. On Monday, March 30 we will again distribute Chromebooks at the same locations and times (noon-12:30pm) to meet the demand we experienced today.

Due to the high demand, we will only be able to check out one Chromebook per family. This will allow more families to stay connected to learning during the school closure.  We also want to remind you that any computer that is able to access the internet is also able to access the learning resources available on our website.  A Chromebook is not required for this access. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Keep checking the district web site, Facebook page, and your email for updates. And, should you be checking out a Chromebook on Monday, remember to maintain social distancing. Stay healthy.

Thank you.

2020-03-27T23:03:44+00:00March 27th, 2020|