Plane makes emergency landing at Grove Field
A litany of logistical questions pop into Washougal High School boys basketball coach AJ LaBree’s mind whenever he thinks about the feasibility of high school sports teams engaging in competitive events during a deadly pandemic.
Members of the Camas School Board said this week they are calling on Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and the state’s department of health to ensure K-12 educators are moved up on the list of Washingtonians allowed to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Nearly 100 people participated in a Camas School District town hall Tuesday, Jan. 12, to discuss the district’s new school reopening plans.
We are in the middle of a global pandemic, with over 231,000 COVID-19 cases in Washington state alone. Even with the days getting shorter and darker as we enter the cold winter months, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are distributed.
The COVID-19 pandemic upset high school sports last spring and has caused multiple delays during the 2020-21 school year, but Camas High School Athletic Director Rory Oster remains hopeful local student-athletes will be able to complete their 2020-21 sports seasons.
The letter from the board president did not mince words.
Camas School District leaders this week clarified a plan to bring all K-12 students back to the classroom for limited, in-person opportunities, beginning with first- and second-graders on Jan. 19, 2021.
Several dozen parents and students gathered in front of the Washougal School District office on Dec. 17 for an informal rally, waving signs in front of honking automobiles and calling for the district to reopen its buildings for in-person instruction.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Washington and Oregon residents are lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, where state leaders have consistently taken the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, listened to public health experts, enacted early mask mandates and stay-at-home orders to help quell the virus and limited indoor activities shown to be at high risk of spreading the airborne coronavirus.