Dear Peninsula School District Families and Staff,
We hope you have all been able to enjoy the winter break with family and friends – and some snowy weather! Like so many of you, we have been monitoring both the weather and the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.
At this point, we are planning on school being open on Monday, Jan. 3, but we encourage you to keep checking email and our website for updates.
Despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, neither the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) nor the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) have required any of our schools to close or transition to remote learning. We plan to continue to operate fully in person, while also preparing for potential staffing challenges as a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases.
As you may know, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently updated its required isolation and quarantine time guidance for the general public to align with the most recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance. However, currently there are no changes to the requirements and guidelines for K-12 schools as set forth by the state.
When we receive additional guidance and requirements from the DOH as it relates to the K-12 education setting, we will share any changes that will be made to our practices at that time.
As we begin the new year, we join our local health authorities in urging everyone to recommit to fighting the spread of COVID-19. Please review this page for our COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Please continue to check your email and our website for updates. Additionally, if there are changes to any schedules due to our current snowy weather, we will share those on our website, ParentSquare, and official district social media platforms.
We appreciate your support and hope each and every one of you are staying healthy and safe over winter break. Happy New Year!