Updates for Schools: 2021-22

Latest Guidance & Communications

2021-22 Welcome Back Letter from our Superintendent

August 09, 2021

School is just around the corner and the Rainier School District is prepping for a 5 days/week return of students! Check out our Superintendent's latest letter to the community!

For full letter, CLICK HERE.

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State Superintendent, Chris Reykdal Announcement

July 29, 2021

This message provides additional details following the Governor’s remarks about the extension of mask requirements in our school facilities. The Department of Health (DOH) has updated more than just the masking sections of their guidance for schools.

For the full letter, CLICK HERE.

Washington State Department of Health

K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for 2021-22 School Year:

Summary of Changes as of July 28, 2021

  • Vaccination and face coverings/masks are the most effective tools to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
  • All staff and students must continue to wear face coverings/masks, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Physical distancing requirements have been updated to support provision of full time inperson instruction.
  • Information on how schools should “layer” mitigation strategies for the best outcome is provided.
  • Quarantine protocols have been updated to reduce student exclusions from instruction

Read the full requirements: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/820-105-K12Schools2021-2022.pdf

Previous Letters & Announcements:

TCPHSS Letter to Schools

May 26, 2021

After 2 weeks of monitoring case rates, Dr. Abdelmalek is not recommending changes to current learning modalities for middle and high school students with county in moderate status.

Thurston County Case Rate Surpasses 200/100k

May 12, 2021

Letter from Thurston County Health Officer, Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek

Superintendent Announcement: K-12 Return 4 Days A Week

Check your email for the 4/13/21 letter from Superintendent Bahr.

TCPHSS News Release: Friday, December 18, 2020

New School Metrics and Recommendations for Thurston County Schools Thurston County officials preparing to implement Governor Inslee’s recommendations