Washougal WA — Washougal School District, along with other Clark County school districts, are closing all schools Monday, March 16 through April 24, to help our state and nation combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We take any decision to close schools very seriously, recognizing that closures can pose difficulties for families, disrupt children’s education and create hardships in our community. However, these measures will reduce exposure to COVID-19 by limiting the number of people gathering in our buildings,” said Dr. Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent, in a letter to parents.
The letter shared the following information:
- Effective immediately and throughout the closure, athletics and afternoon/evening school activities will be canceled.
- Parents, students and staff should take home medication and personal items on Friday, March 13. Otherwise, items may be picked up on Monday, March 16 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
- For those with a need, WSD will provide food to distribution centers. The district will inform families on Monday about the locations and distribution times.
- Nine of the ten missed school days will be made up using the planned snow day and additional days at the end of the school year. The make-up days will be:
Updates to families will be sent via the following channels: E-mail, phone calls, WSD website updates and social media.
“We appreciate the understanding and patience from families as we address this unprecedented situation,” Templeton said. “We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, their families, our staff members, volunteers and community. Please continue to take care of yourselves and one another. We are a resilient community, and I know that we will get through this challenging time together.”