Superintendent Bahr's Newsletter

January 2021

Happy New Year, 2021!

Dear Eatonville Community,

Happy New Year 2021

What a year this will be! I am reminded of one of my favorite sayings
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
Rachel Carson

The year we move into has such mystery and hope and other emotions of uncertainty. This will be a year unlike any other from the start of January. We know that we have challenges in the future and the anticipation of a vaccine. We also know that our students are and must remain central to our mission. I am eagerly looking forward, learning from our past experiences and successes.

We will continue our plans for testing ( a newer PCR test) in January for staff and hopefully expend into February. We will continue our partnership with IPAC ( Infectious Prevention and Antimicrobial Consultants )and our Pierce County Health Department and local medical partners to keep safety and wellness in the forefront of our decisions and protocols. We will work with our leaders to implement next steps for learning.

This is the hardest work I have ever done in my 36 years of education and I know that all of you are experiencing this as well. Thank you for your continued partnership and support.

May your month be filled with confidence, hope and that you remember how important your children and your family are in our district.

Happy New Year 2021
Superintendent Krestin Bahr

Successful testing pilot inspires hope in schools

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GRITS Farm students hiked to the Nisqually River and reviewed the four characteristics of a good shelter

Throwback Pictures (Winter 2020)

Last Year's Snowy Art Project

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month. The members of our School Board are outstanding supporters of our schools and advocate for all students in the Eatonville School District. We appreciate the countless hours they volunteer on behalf of the community. Students and staff send their gratitude.

Thank you, School Board Directors!

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IPAC Board Study Presentation

The Infection Prevention & Antimicrobial Consultants (IPAC) conducted a tour of our five school sites and provided feedback and recommendations to ensure safety of aligning our Covid procedures with the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Board Work Study with IPA Consultants LLC

January 9th Mobile Covid Testing

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Free Community Covid Testing

Saturday, Jan. 9th, 10am-3pm

207 Carter Street East

Eatonville, WA

Free Covid testing available to anyone in the community. This mobile clinic will be located in the parking lot of Eatonville Middle School. Please fill out the two documents attached in advance and bring with you or be prepared to complete them on site the day of your test.

Total Covid Testing Pilot Numbers

After the third week of our site based Covid testing in 3 of our schools we had a total of 493 participants throughput the pilot. To maintain confidentiality and stay in compliance with HIPAA regulations we are not able to share the exact number of positive antigen tests. We can share there were less than 5 positive antigen tests.
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EHS Alumni, Janelle Thirtyacre, BSU Commencement Speaker

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Meet commencement speaker the teacher students deserve

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Food Service

Grab & Go Meal News

“Grab and Go” meals are served at all five schools on Mondays from 12:00-1:00.

There is an evening pick up option for families at EHS every Monday from 4:30-6:00pm.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Please view the entire statement by clicking this link.

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Highly Capable Testing Opens Soon

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Preschool-5th Grade Conferences

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Mental Health Resources

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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New Education Technology Lead Announcement

We are pleased to announce Travis Rush has been hired as the Teaching and Learning Department's new Education Technology Lead. In this role he will be supporting teachers with technology integration to enhance student learning.

Mr. Rush stated, "It is with a heavy heart that I leave the classroom but am excited about my new opportunity to lead the Eatonville School District Technology Education Program. With children of my own in the district, and many years living within the community, I look forward to continuing to make this the best place in Washington to educate, learn and grow. Looking forward, using technology and modernization only makes us better if we hold on to what already makes us great! I am excited to assist in this process!"

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Inclement Weather District Information

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Flash Alert Notifications for School Delays

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Superintendent Bahr

Superintendent Bahr has been the Superintendent of Eatonville School District since 2013.