With the USDA extension of its free meals program, all children 18 and younger can get free breakfast and lunch through June 30, 2021! This is exciting news and continues to extend flexibilities for the Mead School District to make meals available for all children throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Read more...
Parent/Guardian Action Item
Did you know that you need to complete your Free & Reduced program application every year? Even while all kids are getting fed for free this fall, there are many reasons to apply like reduced or waived fees and funding for school programming or services! Parents and guardians can do so by clicking lunchapp.com or by picking up a paper application from your child’s school.
The application takes less than 10 minutes to fill out and will help schools fund important resources for students. Questions? Call Nutrition Services at (509) 465-6100.
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Meal Kit Pickup Changes
Due to the high volume of meal kit requests, the pickup times and dates will need to be staggered to allow for efficiency, traffic flow and staffing. The single pickup location will remain at Pittsburg Learning Center at 13120 N. Pittsburg. Pickup times will be emailed directly to parents who signed up for weekly meal kits tonight, Sept. 11, with their assigned time and day. Nutrition Services asks that parents keep to their assigned two-hour pickup block. In special circumstances, other arrangements can be made by calling Nutrition Services on Monday at 465-6100.
Online Distance Learning with Edgenuity
Families of students enrolled in Edgenuity can find more information in the attached flyer on what to expect in the coming days.
School Supply Lists
Parents and students can find detailed school supply lists on the website of their school in the News and Announcements section. Links are also provided below. As a reminder, the Mead School District supplies classrooms and students with many common school supplies, including (but not limited to) pens, pencils, markers, crayons, glue sticks, rulers, scissors, glue, paper and more. This helps keep costs down for families and allows our schools to plan in advance.
Click the school name for a direct link to the school supply list:
- Brentwood Elementary
- Colbert Elementary
- Creekside Elementary
- Evergreen Elementary
- Farwell Elementary
- Meadow Ridge Elementary
- Midway Elementary
- Prairie View Elementary
- Shiloh Hills Elementary
- Highland Middle School
- Mountainside Middle School
- Northwood Middle School
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K-5 Online Learning Students
Elementary students who chose the full remote online learning options have been enrolled in our new program, led by former Meadow Ridge Elementary principal Chris Backman. Chris and his team have enrolled more than 1,000 students into this program. Parents received and introductory email this afternoon with more information. Each student’s teacher will also follow up with assigned students on Friday with details of how to connect and what to expect on Monday morning. The opening days of online learning will include preparing students and families for learning in this modality, getting comfortable with the online platforms and laying out schedule expectations for a successful semester.
Special Education Updates
Elementary and Secondary - Students who access the Compass Program or the Developmental Learning Centers will be able to utilize in-person educational opportunities every day of the week regardless of whether they choose the in person or remote option.
Students who have chosen to access their education remotely will be able to virtually participate with the teacher they were originally assigned for the 2020-21 school year. If they choose to attend school in person, this will allow for seamless integration into the classroom.
Secondary - Students who access resource room or life skills classes will attend based on their designated hybrid schedule, regardless of whether they choose an in-person or remote option. On alternating Fridays where a student would not be required to attend, we are unable to offer in-person instruction due to the inability to socially distance. Students accessing special education will have the option of receiving services virtually with their assigned teachers on that day.
For more FAQs on Special Education, click here.
Daily Health Attestation Information
Every evening before the school day, parents need to "attest" to their child's health by completing the Daily Symptom Check survey through an online service that will be sent to them via email or text at 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Staff will also need to attest to their own health.
Parents are required to submit the Daily Symptom Check survey for the next school day by midnight, then double check for health changes in their child each morning. Students who do not have a health survey submitted will undergo health screening upon arrival. If a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, their family should notify the school immediately.
The survey will take less than one minute to complete for each child each day. The first questionnaire will be sent out this Sunday, September, 13th at 3:30 p.m. If not completed, a reminder email will be sent out at 6:00pm and a second reminder will be sent out at 9:00pm. The attestation questionnaire will close at 12:00am. This questionnaire will all be translated in five different languages, English, Arabic, Russian, Marshallese and Spanish.
Hard copies will be prepared for both Mead HS and Mt. Spokane HS zero hour teachers (to get them started) and this will be the students' pass into class. Students may also show the proper attestation document that is emailed to them on a phone or Chromebook when they arrive. See below for a preview of the online survey.