Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 2/5/2021

"Focused on Learning and Linking Learning to Life"

Be Positive, Be Grateful, Be Involved, Be Flexible


Capital Project Update

The following is a summary of the energy savings so far from the first phase of our HVAC project. This project was funded by our Capital Project Levy.
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Powerful Teaching and Learning

School administration and leadership teams are engaged in a lot of conversations about how we can provide extended learning opportunities in the next months and years to combat student learning loss. We will be announcing some of these plans in the near future.


The board budget committee met on Thursday. We discussed the current revenue climate and the prospect for more federal funding in the near future and next steps. We will be working on a community and staff survey next to gather information on our educational priorities.

District Culture and Climate

  • This week was School Counselor Appreciation Week. I want to thank our team of counselors for the great work they do every day!

  • Wednesday’s Supt’s on with Staff virtual meeting started with a link hiccup but ended well attended. A recurring meeting invitation was sent to Official District News email. This should allow the recurring meeting link to be available to you in your personal Google calendar. It is also set up to send a notification and an email 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Staff and I discussed vaccines, upcoming funding opportunities from the Federal Government, Credit Waivers, and the thinking on if we will give the SBAC or not.

College, Career, Life Readiness

The graph below compares the number of dual credit opportunities that Tonasket students take compared to the rest of our region. Dual credit are classes were a student can earn both high school and college credit in the same class. It does not include Running Start.

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Parent and Community Engagement

  • Wednesday’s Supt’s on virtual community meeting had a guest speaker, Shay O'Connor from Chartwells. Shay directs our food service program and was at the meeting to answer questions about our food service program and to especially focus on the reasons for our current program. I loved one quote from a current student, “Big thanks for all the kitchen staff! If it weren't for your hard work we would all be hangryyy!"

  • Next Tuesday, there is a virtual Ask the AD meeting from 6 to 7 pm. The meeting is open to athletes, parents, and community members. There will be a short THS Athletics presentation followed by a Q & A session. An event has also been created on our Facebook page that you can access the meeting through. Zoom link:


  • The HS had 33 students with no missing assignments for the entire first semester.

  • Enrollment for February is 1,060.43. We are up a few students but continue to stay consistent.

COVID Data Dashboard - Data for February 1 - February 5

  1. Positive COVID cases in our school community since starting school - 28
  2. New members of our school community (students and/or staff) reporting as a new positive - 0
  3. New Cohorts required to return to remote only learning (Contact or lack of staffing) - 0
  4. New Classrooms required to return to remote only learning (Contact or lack of staffing) - 0
  5. New Grade levels required to return to remote only learning (Contact or lack of staffing) - 0
  6. New Schools required to return to remote only learning (Contact or lack of staffing) - 0
  7. Staff with at least first vaccine - 56

What Every Employee Needs to Know Reminders

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