Dear WHSD Community and Families:
Two weeks ago, on Thursday, September 24th, our schools shifted to comprehensive distance learning (CDL) in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Pacific Seafood facility in Warrenton.
Last week, our schools were forced to remain in CDL because the metrics from the previous week marked the second week in a row that the county case rate per 100,000 was over the state limit (30) to allow in-person instruction to continue.
Now, in order to return to in-person instruction, the county metrics to re-open schools must be met for three weeks in a row. Specifically,
- In order for students in grades K – 3 to return to in-person instruction the county case rate per 100,000 needs to be 30 or less for three weeks in a row.
- In order for students in all grades, K – 12, to return to in-person instruction, the county case rate per 100,000 needs to be 10 or less for three weeks in a row.
The county case rate last week was 35.6. Since we did not meet either of these metrics we will now continue with comprehensive distance learning through at least Friday, Oct. 23rd.
The district remains committed to offering in-person instruction to the extent the metrics allow. We will continue to update you weekly as the latest COVID metrics are published by the state and will keep you informed about when to expect a return to in-person instruction.
Thank you again for your patience during these challenging times.