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Planning For 2021

West Valley Welcomes Students Back to In-Person Learning


On October 9, the West Valley Schools District’s Safe Return Plan was approved by the Yakima Health District. K-2 Students made their return to in-person learning on October 19, followed by grades 3-4 students who returned on November 2. If the District continues to follow YHD safety measures and guidelines, 5-12 will be allowed to return on a hybrid learning model. However, the District’s Safe Return Plan still includes an online learning option for students and teachers who are at risk or who may not feel safe to return yet. These students or teachers will continue with a revised remote learning model.


The YHD will administer walk-throughs and surprise inspections at each of West Valley’s Schools. On October 26, all six elementary schools passed the YHD’s first surprise inspection with no issues. West Valley teachers and staff have been preparing for these walk-throughs and inspections since the summer and are ready to get back to in-person learning safely.


Our Safe Return Plan now includes updates from the YHD and has our school schedule, safety operations, health protocols, student symptom-checker, and much more. We understand this is an emotional decision for our West Valley families and staff. We ask that you review our Safe Return Plan and determine which option is best for you and your family. There is no perfect option right now, but we believe that if we all work together to do what’s best for our families, our students, and our staff, we can fulfill our mission to educate our students safely.


Thank you for your continued participation and support!


West Valley School District’s reopening planning is based on the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Reopening Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide and Reopening Washington Schools Q&A.