Wednesday, January 5, 2022
In the first few days of the new year, we are seeing a substantial increase in illness and positive COVID case counts along with significantly increased testing volume due to the more contagious omicron variant.
We want to assure families that Woodland Public Schools does not plan to return to district-wide remote learning unless mandated to do so. We know how important in-person learning is to our staff, students, and families, and will do everything in our power to keep kids in school while still prioritizing the health and safety of our students and staff.
However, Washington State’s Department of Health does use metrics which may require school districts to move individual classrooms or schools to remote instruction for short periods of time if COVID outbreaks are found in those classrooms or buildings. We will remain in close contact with you should such a situation arise.
In the meantime, we can all help prevent the spread of COVID by following the existing health and safety guidelines including social distancing, mask-wearing, and keeping social gatherings to a minimum.
We will continue to provide updates through our dedicated COVID-HQ website at www.woodlandschools.org/covid-hq