Dear Woodland Families,
This morning, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidance allowing states to consider relaxing the classroom social distancing requirements for students by reducing the distance between students from six feet to three feet, while also maintaining their recommendation for six-foot distancing for non-classroom settings.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the agency that creates the health-related rules for schools in Washington State, is reviewing the federal guidance and considering whether and when to make changes to the rules in our state.
Woodland Public Schools is one of the few school districts in our region that serves all elementary students with face-to-face instruction five days per week. I am hopeful that any changes to the rules will allow us to increase the amount of time we are able to serve and support Woodland’s middle school and high school students in classrooms.
Any transition will require significant planning to ensure we make responsible decisions that support the safety and health of students, staff, and our community. Changes that we make will be careful, thoughtful, deliberate, and focused on the well-being of all - students and staff.
I will keep you posted as new information becomes available.
Thank you for your patience and your ongoing support.
Michael GreenSuperintendent - Woodland Public Schools