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School Closure Information for North Beach School District

3/13/20

Dear North Beach Community,

After consulting with our Grays Harbor Superintendents, Grays Harbor County Health Public Health Officer, Dr. John Bausher, and Mayor Dingler, and in an abundance of caution for our local community, and limitations within our regional health care facilities, North Beach School District will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 24, 2020.

Watch Superintendent Kelly's interview on Saturday, March 14, which provides additional details on plans to provide meals and instruction through the six-week closure:

 

This closure may be extended based on guidance from our regional, state and national health officials. This closure includes all co-curricular and athletic events scheduled through that same time period.

While we were planning and preparing for this closure, Governor Inslee announced a state-wide closure of all schools. School around the state will close one day later, on Tuesday, March 17, than North Beach schools and return on the same day, April 27, 2020. 

During this time, school employees will continue to work, during their normal work hours, to support our students and their families. On Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, we will be putting together our detailed long-term plan that will include opportunities for kids/families to engage in meaningful academic work, obtain food service, etc.

We believe that our schools are the hubs of our communities throughout North Beach and as such have a moral obligation to do everything in our power to support the communities that we serve. 

We are working to ensure that we're in compliance with all directives from our Governor and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

Parents are encouraged to listen to automated district calls, check the district website and the district Facebook for frequent updates. You can also contact Superintendent Andrew Kelly directly at akelly@northbeachschools.org or 360-870-3321.

Our most important consideration is the health, well-being and safety of our kids, our staff, their families and community.

Thank you for your support as we work as diligently as possible, in collaboration with our community partners, to manage this issue and support our scholars, staff, their families and our community.

For Kids,

 

Andrew E. Kelly, Superintendent