Riverview School District Revises 2018-19 School Calendar
Over the past two weeks, we have missed 7 school days related to the snowstorm and icy conditions that blanketed our area. After reviewing all options and considering the pending approval of state waiver days through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), we will be extending the current school year through Wednesday, June 26, 2019, contingent on approval of the Riverview Education Association, and their representatives, in early March 2019.
June 26, 2019 will be a full day for students and not an early-release day. A link to the updated district calendar follows: https://bit.ly/2NgjC0X
On February 8, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation declaring a statewide, state of emergency related to the snowstorm.
Riverview is now in the process of applying for waiver days through OSPI. Generally, applications are approved if they meet the necessary criteria that follows:
- Each district must make up a minimum of 3 days added to the end of the school year.
- Regardless of days waived, districts are required to average 1,027 instructional hours for the school year, system-wide.
All options were considered, including extending the school day or reducing our early-release days. Neither of these options proved feasible at this time. If we miss more time due to weather related issues, we will again consider all options.
Other districts we have consulted with are in the process of adding days to the end of the school year, similar to Riverview.
For additional information, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, recently issued a press release, available via the following link: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAOSPI/bulletins/22f2490
Sincerely and respectfully,
Dr. Anthony L. Smith
Riverview School District