Dear NTPS Families,
Thanks to our staff’s hard work to ensure all safety protocols were in place, we were able to serve approximately 2,000 students on our campuses last week, including small groups and preschool-2nd graders! In March, we will welcome back our 3rd-5th graders as well.
On behalf of Superintendent Clemens, we wanted to share a recent letter from Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek, MD, MPH. in which she recommends schools prepare for a “cautious, phased in approach to in-person learning opportunities for high school students after middle school students have returned.”
Please note, start dates for middle or high schools have NOT been decided yet. We will continue to communicate with families as our plans progress in the coming weeks to include hybrid start dates for our secondary students as those decisions are made.
Remember, masks and physical distancing are required in all school buildings. See more safe start tips in our video. If you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must stay home and contact your school principal.
We also want to encourage everyone to register with the Washington Department of Health Vaccine Phase Finder Tool to evaluate and receive notice of eligibility. If you or someone you know experiences symptoms of COVID-19, there are various testing sites in Thurston County.
Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community!
North Thurston Public Schools Community Relations