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Renton School District

2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plan

Public Health – Seattle & King County report cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in King County (see key indicators of COVID-19 activity). The high rate places the county in the high-risk range for COVID-19 activity (75+ cases per 100,000 residents over a 2-week period) per the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) Decision Tree for the Provision of In-Person Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Given the current trajectory of the data, at this time it is unlikely that the Renton School District will offer an in-person Preschool through 5th grade hybrid model option before January 2021. The most likely scenario is that the vast majority of students will continue with remote learning through at least the end of December. We will, however, continue to explore options for limited in-person learning for small groups and cohorts of students with the greatest needs (e.g., students with disabilities, youngest learners) in accordance with guidance from DOH.

Additionally, nearly 5,300 elementary families (71%) completed the K-5 In-Person Learning Family Survey which supports our planning efforts for if and when we are able to offer in-person learning for our students.

Moving forward, we will monitor the data and work with Public Health – Seattle & King County to determine when we can have students return to pre-school and elementary school campuses in a hybrid model.

Additional Work to Start the School Year