The Washoe County School District released the following statement this morning:
The National Weather Service models are showing that the smoke did not move out of the region and will remain present longer than predicted, causing air quality to be in the unhealthy range. As a result, today, Thursday September 17, will be a full distance learning day. Teachers will be contacting students and families to teach distance learning plans.
School meals will be available today for all students from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include a one-day breakfast and lunch pack. Families should go to the Nutrition Services Center Central Kitchen Facility located at 585 Spice Islands Ct. in Sparks. All students, free, reduced, or paid, are welcome, and fees will be charged later for paying students. Please provide your students’ names and school.
Families in Incline Village will receive further information about meals available in their area.
Washoe County schools will be open Thursday, Sept. 17 and district officials say students should plan to attend for in-person, distance learning or via the hybrid model. District officials said that despite smoke in the region Wednesday night, the National Weather Service predicts winds will clear the smoke enough to safely open schools.
The district did note, however, that families and staff will be alerted starting at 5:15 a.m. via a Connect Ed message only if plans change.
Thursday’s hybrid schedule is the A schedule.
Incline Village schools may receive separate messaging.