LWTG's COVID-19 RESPONSE
The safety of our families and our staff is our highest priority.
We realize that families are managing so many changing realities and are grateful for your patience as we work to navigate the complexities of operating our program during the COVID-19 pandemic. LWTG Teachers and Board of Directors are regularly reviewing guidance from our public health officials, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), our local Public Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), LWTECH and local school districts, the Organization for Parenting Education Programs (OPEP), and other organizations to ascertain the most appropriate course of action. LWTG is working diligently to prioritize the safety of our families and staff while providing meaningful programming for all the families we serve.
LWTG is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 year. Our goal at LWTG is get our families back into the classroom as soon as it is safe to do so. However, at this time, the Department of Health (DOH) has limited the number of individuals who are able to gather at one time to 15 people. The DOH has specified that we must include the teacher, all caregivers, all children, and all infants when counting the number of individuals in a gathering. Due to this limitation, we cannot promise our families we will be meeting in person every week this fall. At this time, all we can promise is that we will be meeting in person every other week, as we have been doing this current year.
As disheartening as this news is, LWTG can guarantee our families we are doing everything we can to ensure our program will be able to meet weekly as quickly as possible. We are keeping our class sizes as small as feasible to ensure a speedy return to weekly meetings. We are in contact with our sister programs and the college to ensure we are doing everything we can to have our space ready for families to return safely. We are reaching out to connections in the community trying to get a feel for how the DOH might change the current restrictions, so that we can be ready to act immediately. LWTG is very hopeful that we will be able to offer weekly classes and this is our goal. However, we do not feel comfortable committing to something we cannot promise. Therefore, currently we are offering classes that meet in person bi-weekly. LWTG will move to a weekly schedule as quickly as the DOH permits it.
Due to the potential for change, we recommend that families enroll in the class that fits their schedule and comfort level. Should LWTG make a change that causes the class to no longer fit your schedule or comfort level, you may move to another class if there is space or you may choose to unenroll and LWTG will reimburse your registration fee. You may contact the registrar if you would like to be on the waitlist for a particular class should the program move to a weekly schedule or your family comfort level change come this September.
In this season of uncertainty, developing the knowledge and skills for strong and healthy families is as important as ever, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to that goal. Thank you for partnering with us in that work. As always, please feel free to reach out to our board members or teachers with any questions or concerns.