Spokane Public Schools to stay closed through May 4 in compliance with stay home order

4 things to know for May 14

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Public Schools announced Friday that buildings will remain closed until May 4, to stay compliant with Governor Jay Inslee’s extended “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.

Inslee announced the extended order on Thursday evening.

RELATED: ‘We will not accept unnecessary deaths’: Gov. Inslee extends stay home order through May 4

In a letter sent to families, SPS said Spring Break will be observed as normal.

“It’ll feel quite different than Spring Breaks of the past, but we hope that you are able to find many moments of joy and relaxation,” the letter said.

Free meals for students and child care for first responders and healthcare workers will continue throughout the break. Starting Monday, April 6, parents and guardians can pick up grab and go meals without their student present.

“During Spring Break, we will not send any messages unless there is urgent information we need
to share. We’ll be looking forward to April 13 when teachers and students will continue their
learning at home together,” the letter said.

RELATED: Here’s where you can pick up meals for your kids while school is closed

RELATED: Tracking COVID-19: A breakdown of the latest numbers in Washington and Idaho