Teachers may send optional learning resources and activities to students and parents at any time during the statewide COVID-19 emergency closure. This is based on direction to all school districts from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Teachers may refer to the optional learning resources and activities posted on the district’s website, or they may suggest other ways for parents to keep their children engaged in learning during the closure. In their communications, teachers must state clearly that those learning resources and activities are optional and will not be graded or factored into a student’s class grades.
We expect to receive additional guidance from OSPI for delivering online education in ways that meet the legal obligation of school districts to provide equitable learning opportunities for all students, including children with special needs.
VPS is working on a local plan for online education that may be implemented sometime after spring break (March 30–April 3). The plan is contingent upon further guidance from OSPI.