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What is the policy on birthday treats at elementary schools during covid. Can we bring individually wrapped treats, pencils, etc... for your children to hand out after lunch to celebrate their birthday? I know we have been allow to in past years. As things change I assume that this is something we are allowed to do now. Thanks
Is there a major substitute shortage within SPS? Many teachers are losing their preparation periods in order to cover for unfilled sub requests. In the middle schools, some teachers are losing two preparation periods per week. Does the district have a plan moving forward? Incentives, equitable sub distribution, etc. Thanks for your time.
Wanting to make a suggestion that WA should require all students and teachers to be vaccinated to be in-person learning. If any student or teacher that does not want to be vaccinated then they should both be teaching and learning in the virtual classroom. How is the district going forward to address this? It’s important to remember that we do require other vaccinations to be in school and I feel the Covid-19 one is just as important.
Please allow kids to remove their masks when they play outside. Many other organizations only require masks indoors. The weather gets hotter, and it is harrowing to breathe through the mask for little children when they are running on recess time on playgrounds. Even the woodland zoo announced they require masks only indoors; there are much more people than kids playing at lunch recess time. This is crazy. Adults barely can breathe through the masks in hot weather; what about children?
When I registered my child online for kinder there was no where to fill out the health information. It asks if she has a life threatening condition which she does not but has a condition the school should be aware of. How do I fill this out without having to go into the school? Is it not part of the online registration for some reason?
Why is the music teacher teaching at Lidgerwood Elementary School and Garry Middle School? Why is the music teacher only teaching 3rd grade music to all grades in Lidgerwood? I understand that there are no longer librarians and art has devolved to art on cart. Why has the quality of education gone down even though there are 3 SPS levies on my property taxes?
I just have a quick question. I was under the impression all school buses, must stop at all rail crossings to make sure it is clear. Today I was following bus #2 going over the crossing at market and euclid. Indeed the lights were not flashing, and from my angle I couldn't see any children on board. I found it odd that the only thing they did was turn on the flashers and continue at the same rate of speed with out allowing down or stopping at all. As I was fully prepared to stop and they just continued right across the tracks. Again I was under the impression they were always required to stop, like fuel trucks. There's a few exceptions I looked up under wa code, but none of those seem to apply to this driver. I'm slightly concerned and would greatly appreciate a response on the issue. Was trying to file a complaint or find out. But this is where it led me.
Best regards Cody Stoler
Hello: I just saw on the news that you are demolishing Joe Albi and building a new stadium for the Downtown Association and a Soccer team. Just making sure they are paying us back for the money you already spent on Joe Albi. Also the news is reporting a professional soccer team is coming - that means our Spokane team will be playing teams like the Sounders and Galaxy. Just making sure you are not misleading us and we end up playing in the minor leagues for all this money. I also understand your 'commute time' estimates include figures for 288,000 people at the stadium however your report says there are 500 parking spaces planned. That seems like a nightmare. Please advise.
I see in The Spokesman Review that Spokane Public Schools approves graduation waiver amid pandemic. What is this and how does it apply to a senior student this year? Also if a student granted a waiver and graduates from SPS, does the district count that data towards the 88% graduation rate?
If the peop;e in charge take the money , that I thought was voted on for Joe Albi stadium upgrade I'm done voting-I'm waiting to see if our voting matter.This about more than a sports complex and if you people teaching our kids how a democracy works redirect that money without a new vote it really is scary. How can you do it ?
Why is the district bothering even holding public forms about school boundary changes if the district mind is already made up if you are not listening to the people there are is something wrong and there should be members on the school board from every part of the district and not just the south hill.
I am sharing my view concerning the football stadium downtown.
Not enough parking for buses and fans with two games.
Gonzaga University and Greater Spokane partnering building the arena did not work.
Greater Spokane will have priority to scheduling events.
The people voted to build at the Albi site, so stay on course.
My 4th grader at Jefferson was told today along with his classmates that they could no longer play football at recess by a crossing guard (staff member) who told the kids the principal said this was not allowed. Can you explain this to me? They are playing with the kids that are already quarantined from other classes...why is this all of a sudden a problem after they have been playing this at recess for weeks? They can play fly up, but not actuall football? I don't understand the logic.
Is the School Board of Directors going to uphold the decision they made when the tax payers of Spokane voted overwhelmingly to not have a venue built in downtown Spokane but to update Joe Albi Stadium. We would hope that they will honor their commitment to the taxpayers and not change their minds with this new attempt to thwart the public desire.
Can someone please explain the logic of going to a hybrid learning schedule? I don't understand how reducing the availability students will have with their teacher is going to benefit anyone. Im assuming the curriculum is moving at about 50% and will now reduce to 25% with students receiving half as much time with their educator and more time fending for themselves. This seems like a poor decision just to get students back in class to fill a social void. So their academics will suffer so they can say "hi" in person 50% of the time? So not only will there be a risk for illness...students will fall even more behind.