COVID Updates

We are fortunate to be able to open for full day in-person education for all students. This would not be possible without everyone working together to keep our students, families and staff safe.

​Masks & Social Distancing

Facial masks are required for all staff, students and visitors inside all school buildings and while on district transportation regardless of their vaccination status for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a statewide legal requirement in all education settings from the Washington State Department of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Masks are not required outside the building during recess and PE or inside during lunch.

Students will be distanced in their classrooms, with approximately 3 feet between students. We will use the multi-purpose room for lunch so that students may be socially distanced 6 feet apart since masks will be removed.

Symptoms & Testing

If your child is experiencing symptoms or could be considered a close contact of someone who is sick, please refer to the COVID-19 Student Symptom Flowchart before sending them to school.

COVID-19 symptoms can include any of the following and may appear two to 14 days after exposure:

  • Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Other signs of new illness that are unrelated to a preexisting condition (such as seasonal allergies)

If your child develops symptoms please notify Crystal Holland at cholland@skamania.k12.wa.us, remain in quarantine (stay home), and reach out to your medical provider for evaluation and testing.

We will be working closely with OSPI, ESD112 and Skamania County Public Health to ensure access to timely testing for those with symptoms or who have been identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Health and Safety Precautions

In addition to masks and social distancing, the following precautions will be followed:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting in our school throughout the school day
  • Deep cleaning of entire school
  • Limiting shared materials between students and staff
  • Classes remain separate from other classes with 3 feet between students in classrooms
  • Eating lunch in the multipurpose room by class, spread out at 6 feet distance

Dashboard

Skamania School District notifies families of students, and staff, when there is a confirmed positive COVID-19 case reported at the school. The following notifications have been sent:

Date Notice SentNumber of Cases
9/10/211 Staff
9/13/211 Student
Total1 Staff; 1 Student
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Statement from the Chairman of the Skamania School Board

“As Chairman of the Board of Skamania School District No. 2, it’s important that I share all that Skamania School is doing to keep children attending school in-person, while maintaining safety for both students and staff, as we have very high rates of COVID activity in Skamania County…”

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