One year ago, schools in Sammamish closed their doors due to COVID-19, with teachers and students going home to an uncertain future. What many thought was a two-week lockdown became a year of teaching and learning on a laptop from home, especially for many secondary students who have yet to return to campus. Now, the reopening is just on the horizon, with Gov. Jay Inslee ordering all school districts to offer hybrid instruction by April 19.
This pandemic has affected the community around our schools in different ways. We check in with students, parents and a teacher to reflect on this tumultuous year, and what they plan to do when all schools open their doors next month.
For the latest information on school district plans to reopen schools for hybrid learning:
- Lake Washington School District Path Forward updates
- Issaquah School District Hot Topics
- Snoqualmie Valley School District Latest News
- Eastside Catholic School Reopening and COVID-19 Information
Below are two parents groups that have been advocating for school districts to open for in-person instruction.