Due to COVID-19 related staffing shortage school bus routes 602, 604, and 609 will run two hours late on Thursday, January 19. All schools will begin on time.
[Posted Wed Jan 19 2022, 2:36pm]
Alexia Dalpias, 4th Grader - NFES(Click to download)
Zayne Melwes-Hubbard, 2nd Grader - NFES(Click to download)
Logan Gnade, 5th grader - WMS(Click to download)
Logan Hathaway, 5th grader - WMS(Click to download)
Camila Avelar, Senior - WHS(Click to download)
Emma Swett, Senior - WHS(Click to download)
Mickey Woodward, Senior - WHS(Click to download)
A joint project of Cowlitz County Schools, the "We Can Do... what's best for kids" joint awareness campaign encourages people to practice safety protocols to get (and keep) students in school in-person.
Students who are already attending school in person are doing great. Not only are the students following proper safety protocols, they are thrilled to be back in class. The remainder of students continue learning remotely as school districts make plans to get them back for in-person learning. Our kids desperately want to return to school and learn in the classroom with their teachers and classmates.
To help make that happen, we are asking everyone in our community to follow established health safety protocols by wearing a face covering when out in public, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other people, and practicing good hand washing hygiene. To help spread the word about practicing good health safety habits we created several promotional ads using photos of local students that feature health safety messages.
The iconic Rosie the Riveter is used as the theme and basis for the artwork for it’s empowering nature and strong parallels.
In a challenging time of war, need, and desperation in America, when so many had to make great sacrifices, women answered the call and filled vital roles. Rosie is the symbol of that “can do” effort.
Right now, the whole world is experiencing a pandemic—a challenging time of need and desperation. We are not at war, but we most certainly are battling not just COVID-19, but also so many things left in its wake. And so many have sacrificed so much.
The bravery and willingness of Rosie and other women to do what they had never done before in support of the greater good for all is an amazing thing.
We are calling on the essence of that greatness, bravery, and willingness in hopes of helping everyone in our community understand that they, too, can do things they may not feel comfortable doing—like wearing a mask, keeping their distance, etc.—in support of the greater good for all, which in this case is slowing the spread of COVID for everyone, and giving our kids the in-person education they need and deserve.
Each district has posters modeled after the original Rosie the Riveter poster. The poster headline, “We Can Do What’s Best for Kids” sits atop a photo of a student in the famous Rosie the Riveter pose. Below is one of three brief safety messages:
Posters will be placed in schools, posted to social media, and distributed to area businesses.
Are you an area business and would like a free poster? Call the district office at (360) 841-2700.
Want to help spread the word? Download full-size images of the posters to by clicking the posters on the left-hand side.