February 3, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians;
Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we work through these challenging months, especially now with the upswing in Covid-19 cases in our area and winter illnesses in general. As the Omicron variant spreads in our area and county, we continue to seek guidance from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD), following their protocols and requirements. Information is sent to us on an almost daily basis, and we will update you as we receive any and all changes.
In general, if your child is showing any symptoms of illness, including fever, sore throat or cough, we ask that you keep them home. Additionally, unvaccinated students living in households with Covid-positive family members must stay home. Each family’s situation is unique and Mrs. Finley, our secretary, Mrs. Nave, Mrs. Peterson RN, or I are glad to help guide you with next steps.
We have Covid-19 rapid antigen tests here at school, and with parent permission, we are happy to test your student. Any students who tests positive must isolate for at least five days and they must test again at school to return to the classroom. We are including the most up-to-date resources from the SRHD to help you better know what you can do in the event that your child becomes ill. This information can also be found on our website: www.gnsd.k12.wa.us. Click on the Parents/Students drop down menu and then click on ‘Covid-19 Resources’.
We appreciate all you do for us and we are still hopeful for a smoother road ahead. Please give us a call if ever you have concerns or questions and we are happy to guide you through all this information.