October 26, 2021
Dear Taholah School Families,
In response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases inTaholah School District and after consulting with our local Health Department, the decision has been made to close our school, extracurricular activity and transition from in-person to remote (fully online) learning starting on October 26, 2021. We will return to in-person instruction on November 4, 2021.
All middle and high school students will need to be present at all their classes for the entire period. They will be marked absent if they are not present at the start of their classes. Students will need to stay online with their teachers and complete all assignments. We do not have the same protocol as we did in the past. If students do not participate, then we as a school will not receive our funding.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
All K-6 students will be logging in with their teachers for the majority of the day. Attendance will be taken twice a day. If students do not attend online they will be marked absent. The students will be expected to complete work daily.
We will be setting up delivery schedules for chromebooks and for food. These will be worked out today and a follow up letter will be sent out later today.
We understand the impacts closures have on families and students and we made this decision based on the latest guidance from state and local public health officials.
We encourage families to watch for COVID-19 symptoms. Adults and children have reported the following symptoms or a combination of symptoms, which may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure:
- Fever (<100.4) or chills
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of smell or taste
- Congestion/runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Cough (new, changed, worsening)
- Sore throat
If you or someone in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19, call your medical provider to get tested or call the QIN ICT.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity in our community and maintain contact with the local health department. We know a school closure may create challenges for our school community and we are committed to keeping you informed about future plans and a timeframe for return to in-person instruction. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.