Dear Parents and Community Members,
There are no confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Skamania County or at Skamania School; however, as you may know, cases have been confirmed in the State. Please know that the Skamania School District takes this issue very seriously and has an emergency response plan in place.
If we are advised to close our school or cancel events in the future, we will notify you through the phone school messenger program, on the radio and television and posted on our website at skamaniaschooldistrict.org.
Below are answers to some common questions the district is receiving and how you can get more information on this developing situation.
Are school events still happening?
The Public Health Department of Skamania County is not advising cancellation of events, field trips, or school closures at this time. With that said, we are taking proactive action and are closely monitoring the situation and preparing for any potential changes to school operations.
How will you decide to close school, if needed?
Skamania School District follows the guidance of our county health department and will work closely with health department officials to determine if any closures are necessary in the future. Again, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Skamania School District.
What if I want to keep my child home as a precaution?
As with the flu or other illness resulting in an extended absence, should your child become ill, you can contact the school to excuse the absence. Teachers will work with students and families to make up the coursework according to our attendance policies and procedures. As a parent or legal guardian, you have the right to excuse your student’s absence. If you decide to keep your child home as a precaution, please contact our office at 509-427-8239.
The health and safety of our school community is our top priority and we are committed to keeping you informed about our actions and new information on this topic.
Dr. Ralph Pruitt, Superintendent/Principal