March 13, 2020
Newest Update from the Superintendent
Dear Families, Students, Staff and Community,
Thank you, again, for your patience and grace through this challenging and unprecedented situation.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee mandated all school districts to close starting Tuesday. Based on the advice of health officials and in conjunction with districts and organizations across the state, the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 through (at least) Friday, April 24, or until further notice. This closure includes cancelation of ALL activities, athletics, and co-curricular events.
Attendance on Monday, March 16th is strongly encouraged as we will be providing our students with additional information (such as education learning plans) to bring home to families.
- Students will receive educational learning plans from their classroom teachers to take home and work on during our closure
- Crash and GEAR will still be available after school Monday
- Monday, March 16 will be the last day of high school practices for athletics
- There will be no practices for middle school athletics on Monday, March 16 through the remainder of the closure
- Families will be able to pick up medications and/or medical supplies from the school nurses. If you are unable to pick up your child’s medication before the closure, please contact the nurse’s office to make arrangements.
For all students and staff, please continue to check your email and/or the district website regarding plans for education during the closure.
Families, please continue to stay connected to email and refer to our website for the latest updates regarding student learning, childcare and nutrition.
Please keep in mind that this is an unprecedented situation and we, along with hundreds of school systems across the country, are working hard to plan and communicate. We ask that you please hold on emailing questions to teachers and other staff. As questions arise, please consult our website.
I acknowledge the gravity of this decision; we know our students, families and community are generally best served when school is open and running.
The decision to close raises all kinds of questions and implications including childcare needs for our staff and families, school meals, graduation, and much more. We are working on plans to address a range of impacts, and we will be in communication as we work through these challenges. We are also working with our community partners to determine how to best mitigate the impact of our closure.
Please continue to take care of yourselves and your loved ones. We will be sharing more information as soon as we work through the many details of this situation.