Superintendent's Message, April 3, 2020

  • Dr. Ian Saltzman Dear Everett Public School Families,

    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 B. Saltzman, Superintendent