December 14, 2020
On behalf of the Quillayute Valley School District Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank our parents and caregivers of our children for their continued support and patience throughout this challenging time. Parents, we know that there are so many different needs for our students throughout the COVID period, and we truly appreciate your partnership. We also know that our in-person “hybrid” model isn’t perfect, but we are striving to make it better each day. One of our biggest concerns for our children right now is their social and emotional learning, as well as academic progress.
I would also like to personally thank all of our staff, who are braving this period of uncertainty. Many of our regional school districts remain in a complete remote learning model. I am grateful for the support of our community and for finding new ways to make it through COVID. We continue to work closely with the Clallam County Department of Health to monitor the safety of in-person learning. Our goal is to serve our students in the buildings, as long as it continues to be safe to do so. Providing in-person learning depends on three things: implementation of our six health and safety protocols with fidelity, ability to properly staff our schools at a level to ensure safety, and contact tracing of positive COVID cases through the Clallam County Department of Health. We are learning that schools, in general, are a very safe place, if the above three things are in place.
In Quillayute Valley School District, there have NOT been any COVID cases within the school. This means that there are no reports of a staff or students, coming to school while COVID positive, and there has not been any transmission of cases within the school.
We will continue to closely monitor the safety of our students and staff, and we will notify you, if we need to transition into remote learning for safety purposes. Our plan is to have students return to our “in-person/hybrid” model on Monday, January 4, 2021, after the break. We will continue to serve students in the buildings as we have done this fall. If you are sending your students to school currently, please have them take their Chromebooks home over the holiday, in the event our situation should change.
We hope that you have a safe Christmas Holiday, and when your student(s) return to school, we ask that you pay close attention to their wellness before having them report to school. If your student is displaying any COVID symptoms, please do not send them to school and contact your student’s appropriate school. Please have a safe and healthy holiday break, and we are looking forward to putting 2020 behind us!