COVID-19 Coronavirus

  • Everett Public Schools is actively working with local and state health officials including Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please remember, coronavirus is not at all connected to race, ethnicity or nationality.

    This webpage contains the most up to date information about how we are responding to this worldwide health risk. To the left are links to communications to our families and staff, absence reporting information, frequently asked questions and additional resources.

    Thank you for your support as we navigate this challenging and developing public health issue.

    This page displays all Coronavirus updates since February 28, 2020.


    April 6, 2020 | 4 p.m.

    Message from Dr. Saltzman:

    Good afternoon Everett Public School Families:

    As you have likely heard, today Governor Inslee announced the closure all school buildings in our state through the end of this school year. It is hard for all of us, because we miss having our students in school, but we know this is the right decision for the health of our community. Although we will not be back in the classroom this year, we are confident we will be able to continue learning and student engagement through June. Please continue to enjoy your spring break. When we are back and reengaged next week, we will be able to share more details about what the rest of the year will look like. Please continue to stay home and stay safe.

    Take care,

    Dr. Ian Saltzman
    Everett Public Schools Superintendent


    April 3, 2020 | 2 p.m.

     

    Message from Dr. Saltzman:

    Tomorrow is the start of Spring Break 2020. It is probably going to look a little different than what you imagined your Spring Break would look like this year. But I hope you are still able to make it something memorable with your family and take time to take care of yourselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, but the anxiety and uncertainty we all feel can be weighty. I encourage you to take this time to do what you and your family need to unwind, regroup and recharge.

    Our educators will also be taking the week off to be with their families and to rest. There will not be student engagement and learning over Spring Break. We will, however, continue to serve emergency meals next week.

    Last night Governor Inslee extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate through May 4. To comply, we are now keeping schools closed until that time. We will continue to keep students engaged in learning remotely, as well as providing emergency meals.

    We will keep you updated with any major news related to school and COVID-19 over the break, and plan on reengaging with all of you on Monday, April 13. In the meantime, take care of yourself and your loved ones. These are difficult times for our community and for our nation, but we will get through this together. 

    Stay home and stay healthy

    Dr. Ian Salzman
    Everett Public Schools Superintendent

     

    Emergency Meals during Spring Break:

    Emergency meals will be served during Spring Break (using the current schedule). Please visit our Food & Nutrition page for details.

    AP Exams Information:

    The AP College Board has made adjustments to the regular AP testing process and schedule in order to adhere to the “Stay home stay healthy” mandate and while schools are closed. The AP exams will be taken at home with a different format. Visit our AP Exams page for more information.


     

    April 1, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.

    Student learning packets for spring break:  There is now a pre-K through 5th grade spring break optional “packet” comprised of math, English Language Arts and science activities available. The math and science activities are in both English and Spanish.  The packet has been posted to the district website under “pre-K to 5th grade packets” tile on student engagement web page. There will be a reduced number of packets intended for students with limited internet access, which will be made available at meal distribution sites on Friday. Packets are not being mailed.

    For seniors: If you are a parent of a senior, please check your email for a separate communication on how the district is supporting our seniors to ensure graduation requirements are met during the school closure period, or visit Class of 2020 Supports.

    Wi-Fi hotspots: We are experiencing a community-wide shortage of internet hot-spots.  As a result, during our deployment tomorrow of Chromebooks and hot-spots, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. Another option is two months of free internet through Comcast. All new customers will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and Wi-Fi router. It is a no term contract. To sign up call: 1-855-846-8376 or go to: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.

    Thank you and we hope you and your family are safe and healthy.


    March 31, 2020 | 3 p.m.

    Emergency meals will be served during spring break (using the current schedule). Click link for more information on locations and times.

     


    Important links to Coronavirus information

    Snohomish Health District

    Washington State Department of Health

    COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for schools (OSPI)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    World Health Organization (WHO)

    The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. Note: The DOH coronavirus hotline (1-800-525-0127, press #) is experiencing high traffic and may be temporarily unavailable.