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County Health Memo 11/19/2020

From: Howard Leibrand, MD, Skagit County Health Office
RE: Local and regional COVID-19 disease activity
Date: November 19, 2020

For the past four weeks, Skagit County has experienced an exponential rise in the number of laboratory confirmed new COVID-19 cases. Our disease activity is in the HIGH category, defined by Washington State Department of Health as >75 cases per 100,000 population averaged over 14 days. Skagit County’s disease activity exceeded 250 cases per 100,000 population for the two weeks ending November 16. This significant surge in fall case levels is occurring throughout Washington and around the country. Recent orders from the Governor are designed to slow the rise in cases and may have a positive impact, but surges of this magnitude are difficult to contain quickly. We are likely to experience very high disease activity levels into December and possibly beyond.

At this time, we have not seen evidence of school-based outbreaks associated with in person learning in Skagit County. However, schools and districts may be experiencing significant impacts to staffing and student attendance from the increasing numbers of people being directed to isolate and quarantine according to CDC, state, and local guidance. Schools must maintain their capacity to trace contacts in the event of a school associated exposure to a case of COVID-19. In addition, the requirements of the Washington State Department of Health K-12 Fall Guidance for In Person Learning result in ongoing stress upon district resources.

We recognize that you will continue to evaluate the best decisions for your students and staff. Each district or private school will need to base these decisions according to current and near future disease activity impacts as well as resources available for staffing of student and district services. We support you in your on-going evaluation of the feasibility of providing in person learning given our current and near term projected very high disease activity level.

Thanks to you and your staff for your on-going diligent work to provide safe and effective learning during these extremely challenging times. Please continue to direct your questions to our response team.

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Concrete School District’s Veterans Day at a Distance

Veterans Day Presentation

Dear families and students at Concrete High School,

Veterans Day is Wednesday November 11th. In the past, our school has hosted an in-person assembly. This year, we adapt and still honor veterans. Please take an hour of your time in recognition of Veterans Day to watch this presentation. A very special “thank you” to Concrete teacher Stephanie Henning for putting together the High School and Elementary School presentations.

High school students, please fill out this online questionnaire after viewing the presentation.

CVA Art

Our Amazing Concrete Elementary Art Teacher, Mary Bianchini, will be taking an extended leave of absence for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. At this time, we are going to end CVA Art after the first quarter that ended on November 6th, 2020. The district will evaluate the situation in the spring of 2021.

Contact

District Office
Phone: (360) 853-4000
Fax: (360) 853-4004
45389 Airport Way
Concrete, WA 98237

High School Office
Phone: (360) 853-4015
Fax: (360) 853-4066

Elementary Office
Phone: (360) 853-4110
Fax: (360) 853-4149

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Link to Concrete Farm to School Page

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We are committed to whole student development by providing a wide range of educational options to support diverse life choices.

• Announcements •

County Health Memo 11/19/2020

From: Howard Leibrand, MD, Skagit County Health Office
RE: Local and regional COVID-19 disease activity
Date: November 19, 2020

For the past four weeks, Skagit County has experienced an exponential rise in the number of laboratory confirmed new COVID-19 cases. Our disease activity is in the HIGH category, defined by Washington State Department of Health as >75 cases per 100,000 population averaged over 14 days. Skagit County’s disease activity exceeded 250 cases per 100,000 population for the two weeks ending November 16. This significant surge in fall case levels is occurring throughout Washington and around the country. Recent orders from the Governor are designed to slow the rise in cases and may have a positive impact, but surges of this magnitude are difficult to contain quickly. We are likely to experience very high disease activity levels into December and possibly beyond.

At this time, we have not seen evidence of school-based outbreaks associated with in person learning in Skagit County. However, schools and districts may be experiencing significant impacts to staffing and student attendance from the increasing numbers of people being directed to isolate and quarantine according to CDC, state, and local guidance. Schools must maintain their capacity to trace contacts in the event of a school associated exposure to a case of COVID-19. In addition, the requirements of the Washington State Department of Health K-12 Fall Guidance for In Person Learning result in ongoing stress upon district resources.

We recognize that you will continue to evaluate the best decisions for your students and staff. Each district or private school will need to base these decisions according to current and near future disease activity impacts as well as resources available for staffing of student and district services. We support you in your on-going evaluation of the feasibility of providing in person learning given our current and near term projected very high disease activity level.

Thanks to you and your staff for your on-going diligent work to provide safe and effective learning during these extremely challenging times. Please continue to direct your questions to our response team.

PDF Version

Concrete School District’s Veterans Day at a Distance

Veterans Day Presentation

Dear families and students at Concrete High School,

Veterans Day is Wednesday November 11th. In the past, our school has hosted an in-person assembly. This year, we adapt and still honor veterans. Please take an hour of your time in recognition of Veterans Day to watch this presentation. A very special “thank you” to Concrete teacher Stephanie Henning for putting together the High School and Elementary School presentations.

High school students, please fill out this online questionnaire after viewing the presentation.

CVA Art

Our Amazing Concrete Elementary Art Teacher, Mary Bianchini, will be taking an extended leave of absence for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. At this time, we are going to end CVA Art after the first quarter that ended on November 6th, 2020. The district will evaluate the situation in the spring of 2021.

Contact

District Office
Phone: (360) 853-4000
Fax: (360) 853-4004
45389 Airport Way
Concrete, WA 98237

High School Office
Phone: (360) 853-4015
Fax: (360) 853-4066

Elementary Office
Phone: (360) 853-4110
Fax: (360) 853-4149

Upcoming Events

Nov 25, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday-No School
Start date: Nov 25, 2020
End date: Nov 27, 2020

Dec 21, 2020
Winter Break-No School
Start date: Dec 21, 2020
End date: Jan 1, 2021

Jan 4, 2021

Non-Discrimination

The Concrete School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Wayne Barrett is the Affirmative Action Officer, Compliance Coordinator, and the Title IX Officer, (360) 853-4000; Linda Joens is the High School 504 Coordinator, (360) 853-4154; Abbey Baeslack is the Elementary 504 Coordinator and the Homeless Liaison, (360) 853-4026; and Leilani Thomas is the Title 1A and Special Education Director, (360) 853-4008. Concrete School District’s address is 45389 Airport Way, Concrete WA 98237.