Yelm Community Schools
December 16, 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
I want to express my highest respect and appreciation to our country's health care workers. It was powerful to see critical care staff receive the first U.S. vaccines this week. These heroes inspire us by selflessly caring for those with the greatest medical needs. I also believe they will inspire our students to become the future health care workers and scientists.
Until the vaccine reaches all of us, please re-commit to doing your part to mitigate COVID-19. It is a perilous time when excitement for a vaccine builds, but the capacity for this virus to spread still remains high. School districts across the country, including Yelm, have been successful in preventing spread on campuses. Let's not let up. A reduction in cases is vital to allowing students to return to campus.
We want to encourage you to follow the health guidance from Thurston County Health.
- Wear face coverings in public
- Wash your hands regularly
- Stay physically distanced outside the home
- Avoid engaging in large event gatherings
- Limit exposure to others outside your daily routine
- Avoid interacting with others if you feel ill or they are ill
- Get tested if you display symptoms (English | Spanish)
- Participate in contact tracing if contact (English | Spanish)
- Utilize Notify WA mobile app to assist in communicating potential exposure
- Access testing centers across Thurston County (FREE on Dec 21 from 10am-1pm at Yelm Community Center)
The health and safety of our students, staff and families remain a top priority and the path to returning to in-person instruction.
The school board and I send our warmest wishes to all of you this holiday season.
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Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs, activities or employment opportunities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, email@example.com; and 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 107 First St N, PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597.