Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thank you for a great start to the school year. We appreciate your support of the school and your students. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.
Reopening of School
On September 23rd, the school board held their regular board meeting and made a determination that we will begin our in-person hybrid learning plan on Monday, October 19th. We will continue to monitor COVID activity data from Klickitat County on an ongoing basis and make school decisions based upon the Decision Tree framework provided to us by the state. If the COVID case count rises again, the school board will convene a special board meeting and take action based upon that data if necessary before in-person school begins.
Therefore starting October 19th, K-5 students will come to school Monday through Thursday from 8:19 - 11:48 a.m. and grade 6-12 students will come to in-person school on Fridays during the first phase of in-person hybrid learning. The first day in-person for grade 6-12 students will be Friday, October 23rd and they will be released at 11:48 a.m. due to it being a scheduled early release.
The school board will continue to evaluate our reopening plan at each regularly scheduled board meeting and make determinations about when to move to the next phase of reopening based on the data from the county and the decision tree framework.
In upcoming updates, I will be sending information about health screenings, procedures, protocols, a flow chart for student screening of symptoms, etc.
Student Health Plans
If applicable to your child, student health plans need to be returned to school prior to your child attending in-person. Our school nurse, Rheann Simental, sent home student health plans at the end of last year. The student health plans need to be signed by the parents/guardians and primary care provider.
Help with Internet & Childcare
Mt. Adams Baptist Church is interested in providing assistance to families during remote learning. If you have a need for internet or childcare, please contact me and I will relay your information to the appropriate contact person at the church.
Coats for Kids
Winter is coming! Trout Lake School has been partnering with a local program called Coats for Kids since 2013, working to provide winter clothing for any student in need. They will provide coats, hats, gloves/mittens and boots. If you have a need in your family for warm winter clothing, please contact Karen Smith at Trout Lake School and she will make sure you have what you need!
As we work to transition to in-person learning, I will be sending weekly letters to keep you informed.