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Tue. 11/24/20
Secondary Students (7-12) Move to Distance Learning for Eight Days After Thanksgiving Break
Clarkston School District - 11/24/20 3:53 PM

Clarkston, WA—The Clarkston School Board at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night (11/23/2020) discussed future educational plans and a schedule for the week following Thanksgiving Break. The School Board invited two guests to offer public health guidance: Dr. Bob Lutz, the Asotin County Health Officer, and Brady Woodbury, the Asotin County Health Administrator. The general consensus among experts and educators across the state and specifically our region is a dramatic spike in the virus through Thanksgiving. With that anticipated spike will come additional sickness, more quarantined staff, and increased hospital load.

After a lengthy discussion, the following plan was approved:

  • Secondary students (7-12) will go to distance learning for eight school days: 11/30 - 12/9. Students will return to in-person learning on December 10, pending favorable data the week of 11/30.
  • Some secondary students will be allowed for instruction based on criteria set up by the school during this time (i.e., students with special needs, unique circumstances, etc.). Secondary students identified for in-person support days will be notified by their school of those times and dates
  • Elementary students (K-6) will stay in school for that same time-period; there will be no change to their schedule during the same timeframe. 

Although the decision was not easy, the board and administrators all expressed support. Some of the factors that went in to the decision are as follows:

  • Dramatic increases in COVID numbers in Asotin County
  • New recent increases in COVID cases in the school district
  • Research findings surrounding minimal spread from students under 10 years-old
  • Thanksgiving travel concerns
  • Families getting together over Thanksgiving
  • The academic needs of students
  • The health and safety of staff
  • The desire of families keeping children in school
  • The desire to have students participate in spring sports and other extra-curricular activities when the time comes
  • The mental and emotional health of our students
  • And a variety of other related issues 

LMS and CHS will continue to provide drive-thru breakfast and lunch pick-up. Meals are free and available to all kids ages 1-18.

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Mon. 11/23/20
CHS Virtual Craft Fair (Photo)
Clarkston School District - 11/23/20 10:36 AM
CHS Virtual Craft Fair
CHS Virtual Craft Fair
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Clarkston, WA--Clarkston High School Performing Arts Boosters is excited to announce that the annual craft fair will be held virtually this year! The very popular CHS Craft Fair will take place in a Facebook Shopping Group, starting at 8:00 am on Friday, November 27 and lasting through midnight on December 4.

There are so many vendors for you to find local gifts and knick-knacks for the holiday season, supporting local businesses! Search for the CHS Virtual Craft Fair on Facebook and sign-up for the event as it will give you a reminder. You will see the actual craft fair link also, but you can’t join until November 27, unless you are a vendor. Help support the performing arts at CHS!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2800859373524757/

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Attached Media Files: CHS Virtual Craft Fair