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Statewide School Closure through Friday, April 24

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff:

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has made the decision to help the state and nation combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by closing all schools statewide effective at the end of school today, Friday, March 13.

Currently, the closure is scheduled to last until Friday, April 24, at the earliest. However, this date is subject to change as government and health officials receive new information about COVID-19.


Here are some key details to know regarding the closure:

Athletics/ Activities: Effective immediately and throughout the closure, ALL athletics and morning/afternoon/evening and weekend school activities will be canceled.

Food Services: Our staff will be meeting on Monday to develop solutions to provide meals for our free-and-reduced lunch students as well as others in need.

Childcare Services: On Monday, our staff will be working on options for childcare services for those families in need.

Make-up Days: This closure will extend the school year by one week to June 19 and we will be seeking a waiver from the state for any extension beyond the date.

Ongoing Planning: Woodland Public Schools will develop contingency plans for a longer closure that extends beyond spring break in the event that Washington Governor Jay Inslee orders it.

Ongoing Updates: Throughout the closure, Woodland Public Schools will continue maintaining our dedicated COVID-19 website at least once a day with or without new updates:

https://www.woodlandschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-updates

The homepage has a timestamp at the top to let you know when the most recent update was posted and what additional information has been added to the site.

Woodland Public Schools’ COVID-19 website will be the only website location where the district will be releasing information. To limit the spread of misinformation and rumors, please do not share or disseminate information not from this website or its linked resources.

Woodland Public Schools will also post updates on Facebook ( fb.com/WoodlandPS) and Twitter (twitter.com/WoodlandPS).


Thank you for your understanding and patience as we address this unprecedented situation. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, their families, our staff members, volunteers and this community.

Woodland has always been a resilient community, and I know that we will get through this challenging time together.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and one another.

Sincerely,

Michael Green
Superintendent

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Click here to download this letter in Spanish