Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page.
Updated regularly. Last update 2/22/21
Questions? Please email

Option Questions

What are the definitions of the Options?
Can I watch the parent webinar with Q&A on our options?
Can I or how do I change options? 
Parents should have received an email and already selected an option for their student. If you did not receive an email, please make sure your email is updated with the school and/or email

After school starts, it will be more difficult to switch your learning options. It will be easier if you are on a school-paced option. We will work with you as best we are able to switch. 
Do any of the four options un-enroll my student? Do we lose our spot in the school? 
None of the options un-enroll your student or lose your enrollment date. If you chose Option 1 and 4 (returning in-person), you have a spot in your neighborhood school this year (2020-2021). If you chose Option 2 and 3 on the virtual track, you will still have a spot in your neighborhood school next school year (2021-2022). All of this will be based on space availability and your enrollment date.  

General Questions 

When will Central Valley Schools Reopen to In-person Learning?

Here is the Required Performance Criteria for Reopening Secondary schools to in-person learning.
What are attendance expectations?
Will breakfast & lunch be provided?
Where can I find additional resources for my family?
Will childcare services be available for our families?
  • We will be providing last resort childcare for health care providers and first responders, click here if this applies to you.
  • We are also working with the Boys & Girls Club, community churches, the HUB, local child care operators and other community partners for opportunities for families in need of options. If you need additional support, please contact your school principal or counselor. 
  • If you need help finding childcare in general, check here:
Are events and activities cancelled? 
Yes, until further notice. Stay tuned as we start to bring back additional activities and athletics as safely allowed. Athletic information available at each school. We will follow GSL and WIAA guidelines as well as the SRHD.
Are CVSD school playgrounds open?
Yes. As of June 5, public playgrounds are open.

In-Person & Virtual Leaning Options 

Has CVSD planned for in-person learning?  
Yes, CVSD plans to reopen buildings as soon as safely possible, following Washington Department of Health and Spokane Regional Health District guidelines, with a priority on our youngest students. Health and safety protocols are in place for social distancing, daily health checks & cleaning. Meals, transportation and logistics are also in place. Find details in our reopening plan.
  • Special Education, Pre-school, and Kindergarten through 6th grade are currently in person every day of the week. 7-12th started in a phased hybrid model on Feb. 1st and will move to two days a week on March 1st. 
What does virtual learning look like?
What is an example of the elementary curriculum?
What are your plans for Special Education?
Our case managers are are working with each and every Special Education student to find the best option for them. See Our Special Education Plan

Covid-19 and Student Health & Safety 

If my child has flu-like symptoms, when should they return to school after school resumes?
All students and staff who are ill must stay home. The CDC provides guidelines for monitoring symptoms, when to contact your health care provider, and how long someone who is sick should isolate and stay home.

Will parents be notified if there is a suspected case of COVID-19 in my school?
Yes. We will share this information, while still protecting the individual privacy and identity of student or staff.