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K-Prep - Grade 12 Fall 2020 FAQ

For FAQ about current practices at the Early Learning Centers please visit the COVID-19 FAQ page.

Our plan remains that we will have all of our students in school 100% of the time with health and safety as a top priority. 

The phases discussed below reflect and are in response to the four phase Washington reopening plan as we want to prepare for any scenario.

We are organizing teams to prepare for different scenarios that could come in the fall. The CCS C-19 Task Force committees include the following:

Health and Safety/Facilities Committee – This committee will oversee the common district-wide health and safety protocols and practices as required by the Department of Health. 

Educational Program Committee – This committee will oversee the common district-wide educational program for school openings in the three different phases.

Campus Committee – A committee for each campus will take the information from the above committees and plan for implementation on their specific campus. Each of these committees will include a combination of administration, support staff, teachers, and parents.

Please click the questions to view the answers below.

  • We have put a cap on class sizes for the purpose of being able to achieve social distancing guidelines. This means that some of our grades will require waitlists. Families who have completed the enrollment process can be assured their student's space has been secured.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be practiced throughout the campuses. 
  • A variety of methods will be available for the screening of students and staff for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry into the buildings. 
  • We are in the process of establishing accommodations for remote learning if necessary. 

The governor’s recent mandate requires individuals to wear face coverings (face masks or face shields) when in public and in near proximity to others. While we don’t know if there will be mandates for face coverings in schools for the fall, it seems appropriate that we prepare for that possibility. Because we remain committed to providing our students an experience that resembles as much normalcy as possible while keeping health and safety a priority, we will train and equip our teachers and staff to be sensitive to and aware of times throughout the school day that students could have face coverings lowered while staying within the parameters of standards provided by the Health Department. We are currently managing the use of face coverings in our summer Thrive program, which is providing insight that will be helpful to us should we need to do something similar in the fall. 

In the event phase one is still in place:

In the event we are still in phase one, you have our assurance that we will do everything we can to offer families an experience that is both personalized and excellent in nature, which will be more than just status quo.    

  • Adjusting tuition has significant ramifications to the day to day operations of the schools, which makes it challenging to do so. 
  • If conditions we are operating under when school starts, allow us to significantly reduce expenses, adjusting tuition becomes more feasible. We understand the importance of the value-added factor in this matter.   
  • As of this moment, final decisions have not been made but be assured we are giving serious consideration to the matter. 

Due to the extraordinary circumstances we are currently living in, families who need to withdraw, even after the 2020-2021 school year has started will not be charged withdrawal fees if we are operating in conditions reflective of phases one through three.

Tuition will be reimbursed on a prorated basis to where families will only be charged for the school days that have elapsed.

In the event phases two through four are in place:

The answers below are provided in the context that broad guidelines given by Governor Inslee will allow for schools to be physically in session in some form for this coming fall. Statements made reflect our goals/intentions and are subject to change based on the mandates we will be operating under. We are planning for three possible scenarios that reflect phases two through four of the governor’s plan. Our hope is the information provided will be helpful to you and give you a sense of confidence as we plan for the start of school next fall.   

  • PHASE 2:
    • Time on-site may need to be limited 
    • Classroom sizes may be reduced in order to meet social distancing mandates.  
  • PHASE 3
    • Students should be able to be on-site all day, every day  
    • Typical classroom sizes, while practicing social distancing mandates 
  • PHASE 4: 
    • Students will very likely be on site all day every day. 
    • Typical classroom sizes, while practicing social distancing mandates 

PHASE 2: Lunches will likely be eaten in classrooms and other areas where smaller groups can be accommodated. 

PHASE 3: Lunches will either be eaten in classrooms or in the lunchroom in shifts with certain aspects of social distancing being followed.

PHASE 4: Lunches will be eaten in the lunchroom with certain aspects of social distancing being followed.  

PHASE 2: Chapels and assemblies will likely be presented in auditoriums and will be live-streamed into classrooms. 

PHASE 3: Chapels and assemblies will likely be presented in auditoriums, and will be live-streamed into classrooms. Groups of students will attend the live presentation on a rotating basis.  

PHASE 4: Chapels and assemblies will likely take place in auditoriums with everyone attending while still practicing certain aspects of social distancing.  

  • PHASE 2:
    • Special events will likely be highly limited if allowed to take place.  
    • There are a number of creative alternatives being discussed.  
    • Steps will be taken to broadcast certain events online.  
  • PHASE 3:
    • Special events will likely be limited to some degree  
    • Spectators/audience members might not be allowed to attend  
    • Steps will be taken to broadcast certain events online.  
  • PHASE 4:
    • Special events will likely take place as usual. 
    • The number of spectators and audience members may be limited 
    • Steps will be taken to also broadcast certain events online.

It is likely that students will move from one place to another in the same groups, so the number of students being interacted with is limited throughout the day.  

Yes, in all phases certain protocols and schedules for cleaning and sanitization throughout the day and at the end of each day will be established and strictly followed by all individuals.  

Screening protocols for all individuals entering buildings on a daily basis will be established and strictly adhered to. This will include screening for staff and students as they enter the building each morning, and any guests that enter buildings throughout the day. The intensity of protocols may be adjusted depending on the mandates in place.  

  • It is likely that staff and students will be asked to provide their own masks that can be worn at certain times during the day.  
  • The frequency of wearing these masks will be determined by the phase we are in and the mandates that are in place. 
  • While some guidelines are already in place, we anticipate updated guidelines being put in place by the Health Department that will direct us should this happen in the fall.  
  • The superintendent's office has direct contact with the TPCHD so we are in close communication with their officials. 



As we continue to gather new information, we will keep you informed on this page and by email or video updates from Dr. Ken Friesen.

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