Kristin Soderback

October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween!

We have made it through the first quarter of the school year. Important things to know for November are listed below.

  • Conference week is here! Please keep track in Skyward of your conference attendance. Additionally, teachers may leave after the buses on Friday in exchange for evening conferences on Thursday. Paras may leave Friday at their Wednesday work time in exchange for a full day on Wednesday. Please see your principal if you have any questions.

  • The Veterans Day Assembly is on November 10th and is looking for veterans to invite. Please let Mr. Abrahamason if you know of anyone who would like to participate and be honored. November 11th is a Federal holiday- no school.

  • Thanksgiving break is November 24th and 25th with an early release on Wednesday.

  • With the lifting of the emergency proclamations at 11:59pm on October 31st COVID-19 will now fall in with all other communicable diseases/notifiable conditions. That is to say - Don't come to school with Cholera, COVID-19, Influenza, Measles or any other Communicable Disease. Nurse Debbie says, "I, as your school nurse, will not ask if you have a communicable disease, but, if you have symptoms I will recommend you stay home and not spread any illness to others."

Below is the official and legal release:

You will note that, once the State of Emergency expires, the only COVID-related safety requirements that will remain in place are the protocols that were already in law prior to the pandemic. This includes:

  • All cases and suspected cases of COVID-19 in a school or child care setting must be reported to the local health jurisdiction (WAC 246-101);

  • All outbreaks or suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 in a school or child care setting must be reported to the local health jurisdiction (see the updated guidance for the definition of an outbreak) (WAC 246-101);

  • Schools and child care facilities must cooperate with public health authorities in the investigation of cases, suspected cases, outbreaks, and suspected outbreaks that may be associated with the school or child care facility; and

  • As employers, schools and child care facilities must notify the Department of Labor & Industries about COVID-19 outbreaks of 10 or more employees at a facility.

Have a wonderful start to the new quarter and November!


Kristin Soderback