Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 10/16/2020

"Focused on Learning and Linking Learning to Life"

Be Positive, Be Grateful, Be Involved, Be Flexible

There is no school for students on Monday - It is a teacher training day. The District Office will still be open. It is not a contracted day for paraeducators, secretaries, food service, and bus drivers. Enjoy your long weekend!


Powerful Teaching and Learning

The high school and middle school hybrid programs started this week. It is great to see more and more students back on campus!


A reminder for all staff, when on campus to follow the mask requirements. I am providing the information once again to remind you of this requirement.

Mask Requirement

Based on the mandates from the Washington Governor, Washington State Department of Health, and L&I, the district is required to mandate that all employees wear a face covering at work.

You will not have to wear one if working alone (in a room by yourself with a

closeable door or if you are outside and maintain a 6 ft distance from all

other people.)

Face Coverings – Face masks are required when you enter the building and anytime you

are outside your individual office area.

  • Masks are required to enter the building.
  • Masks are required when leaving your individual work area and entering common spaces (halls, other classrooms, restrooms, staff lounge, office area).
  • Staff lounges are considered a high-risk transmission area. Please use your classroom or other spaces for breaks and lunches and if you do use staff lounges be sure to maintain 6 ft of distance at all times.
  • Anytime you are meeting with others, a face mask is required and you need to maintain 6 ft. social distancing.

Wearing a mask under your chin, exposing your nose, on top of your head, etc. is not meeting the requirement to wear a mask.

If you are unable to wear a face mask because of a medical issue, contact Mindy Scott. Approval for any waiver on the mask-wearing rules must come from your doctor and must be approved by our local Health Department.

District Culture and Climate

Don’t forget that October is Principal Appreciation Month. Please take an opportunity to let our administrators know how much we appreciate them!

Parent and Community Engagement

  • I’m looking forward to the November 4 “Supt’s On” community connection virtual meeting. We are starting the English session a little later to accommodate work schedules so the English session will start at 5:30 PM directly followed by the Spanish session at 6:30. Anyone is invited to attend these first Wednesday of the month virtual conversations with the superintendent.

  • Tyler Graves and the migrant program team are putting together small group (5 or less) technology trainings for PAC officers. They identified the need to support the PAC officers to ensure they have the technology they need to attend virtual meetings and have the knowledge and familiarity with how to attend virtual meetings using Google Meet. Thank you, Migrant Program team!

Creative and Innovative

Wow! Four of our staff have applied for and received a North Central Education Foundation Teacher Classroom Grant! The Foundation focuses on small classroom grants for teachers who often use funds from their own household budgets. Congratulations to our four grant recipients:
    1. Jacob Wicken, 3rd grade, $300 for his “Bird Watching” project.

    2. Evelia Zabreznik, preschool, $300 for her “Basic art supplies for each student to use at home” project.

    3. Gail Morris, ES music, $300 for her “Mrs. Morris' Moving Music Program (Room to Room)” project.

    4. Debbi Jones, CHS, $300 for their “Oil Painting like Bob Ross” project.

TEA and PSE Updates

A PSE labor management meeting was held on Wednesday and next week, a TEA labor management meeting is scheduled.


Board Policy Updates:
(BP - Board Policy; P - Procedure)
  • 3120 BP Enrollment
  • 3122 BP/P Excused and Unexcused Absences
  • 3205 BP/P Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
  • 3413 BP/P Student Immunization and Life-Threatening Health Conditions
  • 3414 BP/P Infectious Diseases
  • 3418 BP/P Response to Student Injury or Illness
  • 3510 BP/P Associated Student Bodies
  • 5610 P Substitute Employment
  • 6112 BP Rental or Lease of District Real Property
  • 6512 BP/P Infection Control Program

What Every Employee Needs to Know Reminders

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