Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page.
Updated regularly. Last update 8/28/20
 
Questions? Please email communications@cvsd.org.
 

General Questions 

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

Here are the metrics for reopening our schools to in-person learning, based on Spokane County.
 
What are attendance expectations?
 
Will breakfast & lunch be provided?
Yes, we will provide the following options:
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: https://childcareawarewa.org
Are events and activities cancelled? 
Yes, until further notice.
 
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.
 
Can I watch the parent webinar with Q&A on our options?
 
What does virtual learning look like?
 
What is an example of the Kindergarten and Elementary curriculum?
 
What are your plans for Special Education?
Our case managers are calling every Special Education student to find the best option for them. Special Education Plan
 
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 communications@cvsd.org

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. Option 3 will need to stay in the virtual learning model until next school year at the earliest.
 
Do any of the 4 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.  
 
Do the self-paced options have any live teacher interactions?
  • Option 4, Self-Paced:
    If a family chose a self-paced option, they are choosing a model that is mostly parent directed. They will be assigned a teacher in their attendance area school and that will be the teacher they have when we are able to return to in-person learning. At this time, there is no guarantee that there will be live instructional opportunities with peers and/or teacher. The online curriculum is accessed by the parents, which has video lessons embedded into the platform/curriculum. The assigned CVSD neighborhood teacher develops a weekly pacing guide for families accessing the online curriculum and will have weekly consultation with student/parents to monitor progress and help plan a scope for each week. If a family is looking for daily peer and/or teacher interaction, this is provided in Option 1. As we schedule teachers and students, there may be a possibility of some live sessions with the teacher and maybe even the peers in Option 4, but that is not fully known at this time until we assess the choices that all families make and match them up to the neighborhood teacher.
  • Option 3, Self-Paced:
    If a family chose a self-paced option, they are choosing a model that is mostly parent directed. They will be assigned a CVSD virtual teacher and that will be their teacher for the school year. At this time, there is no guarantee that there will be live instructional opportunities with peers and/or teacher. The online curriculum is accessed by the parents, which has video lessons embedded into the platform/curriculum. The assigned CVSD virtual teacher develops a weekly pacing guide for families accessing the online curriculum and will have weekly consultation with student/parents to monitor progress and help plan a scope for each week. If a family is looking for daily peer and/or teacher interaction, this is provided in Option 2. As we schedule teachers and students, there may be a possibility of some live sessions with the teacher and maybe even the peers in Option 3, but that is not fully known at this time until we assess the choices all families make and match them up to their assigned teacher.

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.