mitigating factors

The health and well-being of our students and staff have always been our top priority.  Throughout this pandemic, we have been committed to strictly adhering to safety precautions and are pleased to add another mitigating factor in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

As mentioned in the February 17 Weekly Status Update email, Kelso School District is participating in the Learn to Return COVID-19 testing program.  Starting the week of March 15, any teacher, staff, or student showing symptoms on the CDC list will be able to get a free COVID-19 test on-site at every school. All testing is voluntary.

Providing on-site testing will prevent unnecessary learning loss and will place additional mitigation strategies into our schools so our teachers, staff, students, and families feel safe, protected, and comfortable.

If you have any questions about the process or when to get tested, please contact your school’s health care specialist for more information.

To keep our students learning in-person, it is important that everyone follow COVID safety precautions: frequently washing hands, wearing appropriate masks, physical distancing, and staying home when sick. Thank you for continuing to your efforts for the benefit of our entire community.