City Manager’s Weekly Report
for week ending July 24, 2020
Public Mask Give-away. Saturday, August 1st, from 1-3 p.m., at City Hall, the City of Normandy Park Police Department will be giving away 10 masks per household. Proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) will be required to receive masks.
Online Preschool. With the strict state guidelines placed on the reopening of schools in the fall, our preschoolers and staff will be unable to implement and adhere to such guidelines. Nevertheless, we would like to keep the preschool operating and to continue offering our services to the community. So, Normandy Park Preschool will be offering a virtual/online preschool program. This online program will include daily video classes with a teacher, monthly calendars/lesson plans with specific instructions for online and at-home work, art projects, social/emotional activities, large motor physical activities, and more. Video classes will be Monday through Friday and consist of activities normally conducted at circle time. This includes counting, songs, stories, show and tell, early literacy, and math activities.
The 2 ½ – 3 ½ video class will meet for 20 minutes daily via Zoom. The 3 ½ – 4 ½ class will meet for 40 minutes daily via Zoom. The Pre-K class will meet for 1 hour daily via Zoom.
There will also be appointment times parents can set up to meet one-on-one with the teacher. These times can be used if a parent or guardian is unable to make it to zoom class or if a parent or guardian just needs extra instruction and help.
The monthly tuition for the preschool virtual program will be as follows: 2 ½ – 3 ½ class – $50; 3 ½ – 4 ½ class – $125; and Pre-K class: $175. These fees are significantly reduced from normal tuition rates. These rates are based on a 10-month school year and are not pro-rated. Survey assessment has indicated prospective preschool enrollment numbers: Twos (3 signups); 4s (5 signups); and Pre-K (13 signups). This means, currently, Preschool Director and teacher JaVohn Perry, the only instructor, will be working half time. Of course, actual tuition payments will occur over the next couple of weeks, and will determine the viability of the program. If enrollees increase dramatically, then paid teacher time will increase commensurately. The program is not subsidized and the parents group anticipates providing support for supplies. Interestingly, planning for this new format has been underway for a month or more, and it is coincidental that the Highline School District is planning the same format.
Schedule for Re-opening of City of Normandy Park Recreation Facilities. Staff parks, Public Works, and emergency managers have developed a schedule for the re-opening of city recreation facilities, the City of Normandy Park Play Safe Plan. This schedule is based on the Governor’s phased re-opening guidelines, parks best practices as discussed by parks directors throughout the region, available staff time for mandated hygiene procedures, and city WCIA pool insurance recommendations. The schedule will be posted online in multiple venues.
Waste Management Fee Increase. The fee increase for this year is 1.008% per the terms of the franchise agreement. The specific breakout service fees are expressed in the Waste Management (WM) Normandy Park Rate Audit.
– Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)