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March 11, 2022 – Wilburton Community Newsletter

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A Note from the Administration

Chhoun Mey, Principal

meyc@bsd405.org

Stephanie Mathias, Assistant Principal

mathiass@bsd405.org

Dear Wilburton Families and Parents,

 

 

Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of Bellevue School District closing school due to COVID-19. As a Wilburton community, we navigated this moment of uncertainty. Our staff and school district supported distribution of laptops and iPads and our teachers dove in to create online teaching spaces and to continue instruction for our students, even as we all navigated the new, challenges of remote learning. Throughout the last two years, as a community, we ensured the safety of our students coming back half-day and then to full-day instruction, ensuring our students continued to have a joyful, rich education each and every day. All of the staff at Wilburton continue to be forever grateful for the support, love and trust all of you, our families, have in us. 

 

As you have likely seen from the district communications, mask-wearing indoors and outdoors will be an individual choice for students and staff starting March 12. This is a decision that has been made following the Health and Safety guidance from Washington State Department of Health and Public Safety and local guidance from Seattle and King County. We would like to share a few Wilburton specific procedures regarding this information:  

 

  • At Wilburton for our students, we are grounded in our Big Three – Wolves working together to show respect, solve problems and make good decisions. With the options to mask wearing indoors, our teachers and staff will continue to promote and teach these expectations regarding each student/family’s personal choice regarding mask wearing. Students will have lessons and discussions in class next week, specifically focusing on respecting everyone’s personal choice regarding mask wearing.
  • For now, all other procedures and mitigation measures will stay the same, including: diagnostic testing, hand hygiene, social distancing and lunch/recess procedures. Although contact tracing is no longer required, Wilburton will continue to communicate positive cases and provide rapid tests to students when appropriate. Wilburton staff will also still offer masks to students, staff and visitors when they enter the building, but will not require they be worn.  
  • Masks are also optional for students who ride the bus.  

 

At home, before school on Monday, discuss these mask changes with your child. Discuss as a family what you’d like your child to do regarding wearing a mask. Please reinforce that everyone – students and staff – will be making a personal choice and it’s important to respect everyone’s personal choice.  

 

In partnership,

 

Chhoun Mey, Principal

Stephanie Mathias, Assistant Principal

COVD Safety Protocols (Updated)

 

 

 

Exclusion of Individuals with Symptoms and Isolation 

  • Individuals with COVID symptoms are required to stay home  and should get tested and/or see a health care provider
  • Individuals who test positive are required to isolate for 5 days, per prior guidance, 
    • REQUIRED to wear a well-fitting mask for days 6-10 –OR-
    • Test negative after day 5 with an antigen test

        *If an individual does not want to wear a mask, they will complete the 10 day isolation period at home

  • Isolation rooms are required
    • Individuals that are isolated due to COVID symptoms must wear masks
    • Individuals that are in a nurse/health room must wear masks 
    • Anyone providing care in the isolation room must wear appropriate PPE. 

 

Requirement for notification for individuals following exposure

 

  • An online dashboard of cases or outbreaks meets this requirement
  • Individual contact tracing is not required in all instances.  May be required by Public Health- Seattle King County in certain cases, e.g. during an outbreak
  • All exposed individuals, regardless of vaccination status, may continue to take part in all in-person instruction, care, extra-curricular activities, etc.  
  • Communication to immunocompromised individuals will be provided via email.  
2022-2023 Enrollment Now Open It is Time to Enroll New Students

 

New student enrollment (including incoming kindergarteners) for the 2022-2023 school year is now open at https://bsd405.org/schools/enrollment/. While you may enroll your students later, enrolling now helps the district ensure we have the correct staffing to support your students with the smallest classes possible. 

 

If your student is already enrolled in a BSD school, you do not need to submit a new enrollment. They will automatically move up to the next grade. 

 

Thank you.  

 

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Dates to Remember

Check out our Calendar

  • March 12th – Indoor Masking Requirement Lifted 
  • March 18th – District Professional Day: No School
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