This message is to inform you that the College Place School District will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we expect the closure to extend through April 24. We will reevaluate any further closures during that time. This decision comes at the direction of the Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.
We want to reiterate that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the College Place School District at this time.
What This Means for Students
Today, Friday, March 13, students will be instructed to collect learning materials that they might need and bring home any personal items they might want while schools are closed.
Beginning on Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24, our schools will be closed to students. Our school buildings will continue to be open for staff and our district office will remain open for school district operations.
We are not currently planning to replace core instruction with online learning but rather we will provide additional activities that are made to provide students and parents with opportunities to extend and continue their learning beyond the classroom during the school closure. Student learning is an important journey and we want students to continue on their path.
More information about these additional learning opportunities will be shared in the coming days.
We are finalizing plans to support our families during the closure in the following ways:
Providing technology resources and technology support
Providing nutrition services
Providing childcare for our families of healthcare workers and first responders who need to continue working during our closure
We understand that this plan will create hardship for many families, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Public Health Guidance
We encourage you to continue to follow existing guidelines to protect your own health.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends:
Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick
Stay home if sick
Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, wash hands
Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces
As part of our COVID-19 (coronavirus) response, we will be sending daily updates with information and resources. These messages will always link back to CPPS https://www.cpps.org/o/district/page/coronavirus-information.
We want to express our appreciation for the patience of our community as we work through the recommendation of our local and state health organizations and daily challenges COVID-19 has presented us.