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Safely Reopening Schools


shutterstock 592342439Following months of stakeholder engagement, outreach and planning, Walla Walla Schools has identified the 2020-21 educational delivery options available to students and families. These options prioritize student and staff safety, adhere to Washington State Department of Health guidance and ensure a robust and comprehensive learning experience for all students.

The district has created a Draft Roadmap to Safely Reopening Schools (see below). This framework utilizes a 5-stage approach to school delivery models based on community viral conditions.  

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Roadmap to Safely Reopening Schools (Draft)

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Fall Planning and Outreach Timeline  



July 13-17

Launch Walla Walla Online program and website for full-time online learning option

July 13-17

Staff identify students who qualify for full-day experience when AM/PM Model is implemented (e.g. specific special education, English learner and opportunity/performance gap students)

July 21

Board meeting presentation of Preliminary WWPS Fall Reopening Plans  

July 22

Preliminary WWPS Fall Reopening Plans formally announced. Press release, video release, School Messenger to all families and staff

July 22-July 26

Fall Parent Request Survey launched

July 27-August 5

District staff review parent requests, coordinate with building/program capacity and finalize student assignments for the AM/PM Model, Comprehensive Distance Learning 2.0 Contingency and Walla Walla Online option.

August 6-12

Buildings communicate student assignments to families for proposed AM/PM Model (when it is implemented)

August 13-14

Communication to families regarding fall startup: Distance Learning 2.0 and AM/PM plans (when implemented), food service offerings, technology checkout, in person programming for self contained students, etc.

August 17

Target date to register for Walla Walla Online

August 17-25

Facility preparations and accommodations finalized

August 18

School Board approves final WWPS Fall Reopening Plan and submits document to OSPI

August 26

Most teaching staff are back in buildings. Safety, training and preparation for students

August 31 - Sep 3

Secondary schedules and technology/materials pick up

September 4

Technology "dry-run" for students/faculty 

September 8

First day of school 

Updates, Announcements & Resources

WWPS Announcements

OSPI/DOH Resources

WIAA/Athletic Resources

Feedback & Engagement Results

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