College Place Public Schools Coronavirus Response FAQ
College Place Public Schools is closed starting March 16
Starting March 16, CPPS is closing schools through April 24. All school building activities including school day instruction, child care, health services, enrichment, athletics and club sports, preschool etc. are canceled during this time.
Will the District be providing meals during the closure?
Yes, the district will be distributing breakfast and lunch grab and go meals to school-age children. Each day a quality breakfast and lunch will be provided at one time. For the safety and health of everyone, meals will be delivered to your car and there is no need to get out.
Locations: Davis Elementary Rear Bus Drop Off/Pickup Driveway, Sager/CPHS Sager Main Entrance, Valle Lindo (location TBD)
Time: 11:30-1:00 daily Tuesday, March 17-April 24 (no meals April 6-10 due to Spring Break)
How Can My Student Get Technology to Access Online Assignments?
On Wednesday, March 18th and Thursday, March 19th from 10:00-12:00 at Davis Elementary Main Entrance. Please stay in your car and we will deliver the Chromebook to your car. Students may check out one Chromebook per family. Parents/guardians will need to sign out the Chromebook at the time of checkout.
Spectrum Internet is providing free Internet for families for the next 60 days. Parents/guardians/students will receive information about logging on to the Chromebooks at the time of checkout. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
Will the district office be open during the closure?
Yes, district office staff, are expected to continue to work during the closure to prepare school buildings for reopening, continue communications, and support educators, school leaders, families, and students.
Will student graduation be impacted?
At this time, graduation and the graduation date will not be impacted. However, Senior students may need to attend school days after graduation to meet state requirements.
WHAT STEPS WILL THE DISTRICT TAKE TO PREPARE THE BUILDING FOR THE RETURN OF STUDENTS ON APRIL 27TH?
The district canceled all rentals of the facilities and school custodians have utilized electrostatic technology and “green-based” cleaning products on all “touch” surfaces. Additionally, all seats and touch surfaces in district buses have also been disinfected. Ongoing daily sanitization will continue upon the return of students.
WILL THE DISTRICT PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR THE CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS?
The district will provide child care for CPPS children of our very essential first responders and health care providers. These services will be provided at --
ARE ALL ATHLETICS AND EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS/ACTIVITIES CANCELED?
Yes, all athletics and extracurricular activities are canceled for the duration of the school closure. The WIAA dictates that if schools or the district close, all athletics are postponed for the duration of the closure.
WHAT TYPE OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES WILL THE DISTRICT PROVIDE DURING THE CLOSURE?
We have asked teachers to prepare “At-Home Learning” activities for students during this prolonged absence. This will not take the place of regular classroom instruction but will supplement student learning at home. Assignments will be graded as Pass or Fail and will be utilized to positively impact student progress.
Davis Elementary: Students will be able to access their assignments in the following way:
K-5 ”At-Home Learning” packets will be available for pickup each Monday, March 23 & 30, April 13 & 20 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The expectation is that each week, students will return their completed “At-Home Learning” packets when they pick up their next week’s assignment.
Sager and CPHS: Student “At-Home Learning” will be delivered using Google Classroom online. A week’s worth of assignments will be uploaded each Monday (except during Spring Break). Students will turn in assignments as determined by each teacher.
DO SCHOOLS OR THE DISTRICT NEED TO MAKE UP LOST INSTRUCTIONAL TIME BECAUSE OF THE CLOSURE?
At the current time, the state office has determined that all schools must go to school through June 19th. This means that instead of a last day of June 11th, the school year will be extended by six days through June 19th.
HOW WILL COLLEGE PLACE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BE KEEPING FAMILIES, STAFF, AND STUDENTS INFORMED REGARDING CORONAVIRUS AND INFORMATION RELATED TO THE CLOSURE?
CPPS is sending regular emails and social media communications to provide the most up-to-date information. Additionally, the district website and school sites are updated daily.
Families will receive notifications similar to weather-related closures, through call, email, and SMS messages. Please make sure your contact information is up to date at your child's school. Also, download the “College Place Public Schools” App from the App Store and select “District Office” to get further notifications.
HOW ARE ASSIGNMENTS GRADED? HOW ARE GRADES POSTED?
All assignments during the closure are graded as either a Pass or Fail. Students are expected to complete and turn in assignments as determined by the teacher and will be assessed weekly by the teacher.
Teachers will post grades in Skyward as they do regularly. Parents can access the grades through the parent portal.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH MY TEACHER AND THE SCHOOL?
Teachers will be checking email, online Google Classrooms, classroom apps (i.e. Class Dojo, Remind, etc.) daily during the workweek. Parents/guardians/students should expect to hear back from their teacher within 24 hours of a request during the workweek. Parents/guardians/students can either email teachers, utilize Google, or any other communication tool set up by the teacher (i.e. Class Dojo, Remind, etc.) Teachers will not be available April 6-10 for Spring Break.
Parents/guardians/students may contact the school office from 8:00-3:00 from March 16-April 3.
The district will be open for the duration of the closure from 8:00-3:00 or by phone at (509) 525-4827.
*Please remember that due to health concerns, parents/guardians/students will only be allowed in the school’s main office Monday’s only to pickup/dropoff “At-Home Learning.”