WildCat News

January 21, 2022

In this Issue...

  • Northshore School District Bond and Levy
  • Quarantine Update
  • Important Covid Links

Northshore School District Bond & Levy

Northshore has three local funding measures for our students and schools in the February 8, 2022 election.

  • Renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy continues day-to-day operations that are not funded by the state.

  • Renewal of the Technology levy continues funding to maintain our investment in technology for our students, including a 1-to-1 ratio of take-home devices to students and teacher training to support learning.

  • The Capital Projects bond will address our highest facility needs by funding additional classrooms and reducing the reliance on portables while also making necessary repairs to our buildings.

Specific to our school, Woodin will receive some modernization of the existing building and a new expansion, totalling $30,750,000. This project will remove portables from our school site. Along with work on the building, the project will include the construction of a new, fully inclusive playground. We will also receive technology devices for students and staff on a four-year replacement cycle, new classroom technology tools to support innovative learning, adaptive technology tools to support individual student learning needs, and ongoing training opportunities for staff.

The annual school tax rate is projected to decrease during the four years of the measures. With an all-mail election, please watch for your ballot arriving around January 20 and remember to vote. Ballots must be returned by Election Day on February 8.

Learn more by joining the District for a Community Conversation webinar on the Bond & Levies with District leadership on either of the following days:

Learn more about the bond and levies: https://www.nsd.org/bondlevy

Quarantine Update

Northshore has changed their procedures for quarantine and isolation to align with the state and the CDC. Here are some of the things that are good to know:

Isolation (staying home when you are already sick)

  • Students and staff who test positive can return to school after 5 full days since developing symptoms (the day of symptoms starting is day 0) . This means they are okay to return on day 6.
  • In order to return to school, they must also:
    • Be fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medications and have an improvement in symptoms.
    • Wear a well-fitting mask around others through day 10 (which we already do at school).

Quarantine (staying home when you are a close contact)

Students or staff who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for at least 5 full days after their last close contact if they:

  • Are 18 or older and completed the primary series of vaccine but haven’t received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  • Received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) more than 2 months ago and haven’t received a recommended booster shot.
  • Aren’t vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

They don’t need to quarantine if they:

  • Are 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
  • Are 5-17 years old and completed the two-dose primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

Important Covid Links