Temporary Shift to Remote Learning Model for EHS

Dear Eastlake High School Families,

The purpose of this message is to inform you that we have made the decision to move temporarily to a Remote Learning Model at EHS due to substantial staffing shortages that are the result of COVID-related quarantines, general illnesses, and other absences.

Wednesday
1/12  
Students will engage in asynchronous remote learning while staff plan for the switch to synchronous remote   
Thursday  
1/13
Students will engage in asynchronous remote learning while staff plan for the switch to synchronous remote 
Friday
1/14
Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule   
Monday
1/17
No school, MLK holiday
Tuesday
1/18
Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule   
Wednesday 
1/19

Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule   

Thursday  
1/20
Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule  
Friday 
1/21
Students return to campus for in-person learning on the normal bell schedule  

This decision is being made by our district due to our inability to safely operate school as a result of so many staff being absent and the number of unfilled sub positions. This staffing shortage has hampered our ability to respond to the number of positive COVID cases.

Over the last week, both Eastlake High School and Central Office staff have gone above and beyond to fill critical uncovered office, classroom and supervisory positions. We are at a point where there are more absences than we can cover which has caused us to make this decision. As I have said, our goal has been to keep our schools open for in-person learning with the knowledge that we may need to close a school. I greatly appreciate your understanding as we navigate the current situation. 

Teaching materials will be provided to students asynchronously on Wednesday and Thursday, January 12th and 13th, while teachers prepare their synchronous/’live’ teaching schedule to begin Friday, January 14th.   

This move will allow us to continue daily instruction while our staff members complete their quarantine requirements. More specific information about what this daily instruction will look like will be provided by your student’s teacher. Classroom Teams support can be accessed here.

Information about accessing meals during this period will be provided on Wednesday.

We will communicate out directly to students participating in extracurriculars about whether we will be able to maintain or postpone activities during this time. All field trips scheduled during the school day will be postponed during this period.

I appreciate your partnership as we navigate this temporary shift to remote learning. You can expect to receive additional information from Principal Bede and your student’s teachers over the next two days.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent 
Lake Washington School District