Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 3/4/2022

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Mask Mandate Removed for Schools on March 12th

In a press release issued on Monday, Governor Inslee announced Washington will not look at county by county data but instead look at it as a state and changed the date the statewide indoor mask mandate will lift. Instead of March 21, the statewide indoor mask mandate – including in schools – will lift on March 12th. This change is in alignment with Oregon and California.

In addition, effective March 12, masks will no longer be required on school buses in Washington.


Capital Project Update

Great news! We received the occupancy permit on Wednesday for the elementary modulars. On Thursday, the two 3rd grade classes who will be housed there moved in and held their first day of class in the modular classroom. This means that students will start eating lunch in the cafeteria soon.

Powerful Teaching and Learning

Congratulations to our Knowledge Bowl Team on a great season. Update from Coach Sue McCue:
Good Morning Tiger Family! I am happy to report that last night at the Regional meet in Wenatchee, our Knowledge Bowl team represented Tonasket High School honorably.

Although we are playing with a small team with very little experience, we held our own and placed third in our division. In the past this would have qualified us for state but, because some teams could not participate this year, only the top two qualified.

Our team of two freshman (Abran Guzman and Kai Duarte) and Junior Micaiah Schell competed all evening against teams consisting of six seniors with years of experience. It was a joy to behold watching these bright young men time after time, ringing in first and stunning the audience with their breadth of knowledge. As their coach, I must say that this group has improved their skills rapidly. They picked up bar technique quickly and once they had that skill, they just ran with it. Once again they are wondering what we feed these kids in Tonasket. It must be a steady diet of quality education and a dessert of self-motivation.
We appreciate our families, our teachers and administrators, and our community for the support that makes this possible. A special thanks and shout out to Ms.Ramos who let us use her room for practice all season.
If you see Abran, Kai, and/or, Micaiah, give them a pat on the back, they've earned it! GO TIGERS!!


I held my monthly Supt's On virtual meetings this week. We discussed the masking mandates, superintendent search, levy plans, and ESSER funding.

Creative and Innovative

Congratulations to Kim Fitzthum for receiving a $3,366.37 for the PESB Expanding Computer Science for Elementary Educators Grant!

TEA and PSE Updates

The PSE has a labor management meeting scheduled for Monday, March 7.


  • The March enrollment is 1,072.38 which is down a few students from the February count.

  • Board Policy and Procedure Updates:
    1. 5270 Procedure Resolution of Staff Complaints

What Every Employee Needs to Know Reminders

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