Update 3/5/21: Stage 5: Secondary Hybrid Start Dates
Dear NTPS Families,
We are pleased to announce that the District will move from Stage Four to Stage Five of our district phased learning plan. This allows us to plan hybrid instruction return dates for all grades K-12, with full remote learning still an option for students.
This progress follows the guidance from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek MD, MPH where she recommends, based on current case rates and Washington Dept of Health Metrics for K-12 Education, a "cautious phased-in approach to in-person learning for high school students, after middle school students have returned”.
Planned Hybrid in-person instruction start dates for middle and high school students:
- 6th grade is planned to begin Monday, March 15 (previously announced)
- 7th & 8th grades are planned to begin Wednesday, March 24
- 12th grade is planned to begin Monday, March 29
- 9th grade (and 10th grade at Envision Academy ONLY) is planned to begin Monday, April 12
- 10th & 11th grades are planned to begin Wednesday, April 21
Schools will contact families directly with additional information, teacher assignments, as well as school-specific start and end time schedules.
These dates are subject to change if COVID-19 community transmission rates increase to a point where it is deemed unsafe to start hybrid learning for additional grade levels by Thurston County Public Health.
Student and family reminders:
- All students and staff must wear cloth masks when they are in a district school building. See more safe start tips in our video.
- All students and staff must log a daily wellness check through Skyward before entering any NTPS building. Please keep your student home if they are sick, consider accessing our new COVID-19 free testing site at ESD113, and let the school know if they or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19.
- If you have not signed up for transportation reserve your seat here. Bus stops and times can be found using your Smart Tag Parent Portal.
- The district will continue to offer free meal service for students, regardless of their instructional model, for the rest of the school year. Visit our Food & Nutrition page for updates.
This week we served nearly 4,500 students on our school campuses! We appreciate the dedication of our staff and families to carefully following health safety protocols and look forward to bringing more students back to school safely this March and April.
NTPS Community Relations