Updated information from Cowlitz County (as of 10/12/20), noting the spike in COVID cases was short-lived, allows us to begin hybrid learning for grades 3-5 on October 26. Please see UPDATED Elementary Hybrid Timeline here for details.
The most current data from the Cowlitz County School Metrics Report (October 12) shows local COVID-19 activity at 44 cases per 100,000 people in the reporting period of 9/23 – 10/6. Our county is back in the moderate range after just two weeks in high. Additionally, the positivity rate dropped to 3.5%, which is below the goal of 5%, and hospitalizations are at zero, both in and out of Cowlitz County.
The secondary hybrid timeline remains unchanged. Grades 6-8 are scheduled to begin hybrid learning on November 9 (start of second quarter) and grades 9-12 are scheduled to begin on December 1 (start of second trimester).
As always, student and staff health and well-being is our top priority. In addition to maintaining high safety protocols in schools, we continue to closely monitor health conditions and are in constant contact with the Department of Health.