Responding to COVID-19: Resources for Our Community

Last spring, all Washington school districts faced the challenge of shifting their educational model to an entirely online and remote experience, as in-person schools were forced to close due to COVID-19. Many teachers, families, school leaders, advocates, and community members worked urgently and tirelessly to ensure that students were able to access their education and basic needs during a time of unprecedented change.

School closures have already widened gaps in resources and access among kids and families, especially those without access to technology, students with disabilities, students who are learning English, students living in poverty, students of color, and students in early learning programs. As schools develop and implement reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year, we must work collaboratively to continue supporting children and to ensure this opportunity for adaptation results in system-level change. This page is a working resource for parents, families, teachers, students, and other community members as we respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on education, equity, and wellness of children and families. Currently, we are researching and collecting districts’ reopening plans as way to centralize information, as well as track the quickly-changing educational landscape in the state.

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>>UPCOMING LEVINAR!

Click here to register for our upcoming listening session with voices from African American community on supporting students this fall and the movement for racial justice (Sept. 23 at 12:30p).

You can also click here to view our past LEVinars, which feature discussions with Superintendent Reykdal, WA State Teachers of the Year, and more about supporting children and families during the COVID-19 crisis. Visit our Lunchtime LEVinar page for more.

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Where in Washington do you live?

Click on your region to find the district reopening plans for your school community. This research is in progress and will be updated throughout the fall as COVID-19 continues to affect schools.

Does your junior or senior need help finding college, career, scholarship, and financial planning resources?

Click here to access LEV’s ongoing collection of resources for juniors & seniors on test prep, scholarships & financial planning, college & career exploration, and more.

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