Return to Learn 2020

empty deskplanning for the 2020-2021 school year

We have been planning for students to return to school in Fall of 2020. On July 28 we had to make the difficult decision to start the school year in Full Distance Learning.  Read the update from Superintendent Evans for the details on this decision.

We will re-assess the conditions in our local area and work with our local and state health authorities at the end of the first quarter (in nine weeks). If it is safe to do so, we will plan for in-person instruction in the Hybrid In-Person model. School will be very different in order to keep students, staff and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, our priority is the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff.


If your student is in need of a laptop for school, visit the link below:

Visit the following pages to learn more about about our Return to Learn plans.

Latest News - Read the latest updates, and review previous communication
NK F.I.R.S.T Health and Safety Tips
Reopening for In-Person Learning
- NEW (Operational Playbook, Decision Tree)
Daily Wellness Attestation - NEW (students and staff)

Hybrid In-Person Learning 
- (Full Distance Learning to start the year)
Online Academy "NKOA"
Family and Student e-Learning Guide
 - device specifications, how to request a device, internet and wifi, support
Meal Program
Athletics and Activities
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitions - 
Remote learning includes a lot of new terminology!
Reopening Workgroup

Creating a Plan to return to schools

Current state guidelines require school districts to plan for 6 foot social distancing of students and staff.  This means we are unable to have all students in our schools at the same time.

The state released the Reopening Washington Schools Planning Guide on June 11, 2020.  After reviewing the guidance, we assembled a stakeholder workgroup, met with operations teams, and surveyed staff and families to gather feedback for planning the re-opening of schools in North Kitsap given the state guidelines. Using the survey data, information from our operations teams, and the guidance, we created three possible models for our stakeholder workgroup to review, refine and provide feedback on. The workgroup met over the course of two days to discuss the benefits, challenges, concerns, and questions from the models.

We have created a Hybrid In-Person model, Full Distance Learning plans when schools must be closed to any in-person learning,  and an Online Academy model that reflects the recommendation of the stakeholder group, the survey data from families and staff, and the feedback from our operations teams.  

For students enrolled at their homeschool in the Hybrid in-person model, we are starting the school year in Full-Distance Learning (Continuous Learning 2.0). We will stay in the model through the first quarter (November 6) and re-asses the local and state health guidance to inform our next steps.

Department of Health and KPHD Reopening Guidance
Returning to In-Person Learning is contingent upon school district readiness and COVID-19 case trend data.  Below are links to the DOH reopening guidance and KPHD data.

DOH K-12 Schools - Fall 2020-2021 Guidance

DOH K-12 Metrics and ToolKit for In-Person Learning

Employer Health & Safety Requirements

Kitsap Public Health COVID-19 Page

Kitsap Public Health COVID-19 Schools Information Page