Kennewick School District Announces Changes for Monday Due to Hazardous Air Quality

UPDATE (9/15/2020 3:12 PM): The forecast from the state Department of Ecology does not show improvement to the air quality until this weekend.

Based on the latest information, the district has made the following changes to district services:

  • There will be no on-site remote learning support or on-site Tier 3 services for students for the remainder of this week. On-site services will resume on Monday, Sept. 21.
  • Meals for three days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) will be ready for pick up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Amistad, Amon Creek, Eastgate, Fuerza, Westgate, Chinook, Desert Hills, Highlands, Horse Heaven Hills, Park, Kamiakin and Southridge. There will be no meal pick-up on Thursday and Friday. Please keep others safe by wearing a face mask when picking up meals.
  • K-2 learning packets will be available for pick up from elementary school offices on Wednesday.
  • The YMCA will open for child care on Wednesday at Amon Creek, Canyon View, Fuerza and Southgate.

UPDATE (9/14/2020 5:17 PM): The following changes will continue Tuesday, September 15th. 


Kennewick School District has announced changes for Monday as a result of hazardous air quality. Monday is now a remote learning day for all students and it will affect on-site learning services, food service and K-2 learning packet pick-up. 

This means there will be no on-site remote learning support, on-site Tier 3 services for students at schools, or YMCA on-site child care. In addition, K-2 packet pick-up will not happen Monday, but is now scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday if the air quality has improved. 

There will be no bus stop meal service as well, but free meals will be available through a drive-up service for pick-up from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in front of the schools listed below:

​​​​​​​Amistad Elementary

Amon Creek Elementary

Eastgate Elementary

Fuerza Elementary

Westgate Elementary

Chinook Middle School

Desert Hills Middle School

Highlands Middle School

Horse Heaven Hills Middle School

Park Middle School

Kamiakin High School

Southridge High School