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Parent/Guardian Letter 10-18-2021

Date: October 18, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority, Concrete Elementary School is closing to protect the health of our students and staff because of multiple COVID-19 cases at our school. We understand this may be a hardship for families and is disruptive to student learning. The health and safety of our students and staff must come first. We are working with Skagit County Public Health to investigate the cases and are consulting published guidance from Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We will move to remote learning at the elementary on Wednesday October 20, 2021. We plan to stay remote through October 29, 2021. Our staff and students have been impacted significantly which has had a negative effect on our operations including instruction, transportation and support services. You will receive login and class schedule information from your child’s teacher no later than Tuesday evening. Students will receive a minimum of 70% of their classwork via Zoom from their individual teacher, with approximately 30% being assigned work. If your child was a close contact of a confirmed case, we will notify you with special instructions to keep your child home from all activities.

Even if your child was not identified as a close contact, you should watch for signs and symptom of COVID-19. These include fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; unusual fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; recent loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. The average time after exposure before a person develops symptoms is about 5 days, but symptoms can appear anywhere between 2 and 14 days after exposure (the incubation period).

If your child develops any COVID-19 symptoms, contact your healthcare provider to get tested or go to the Skagit County Public Health drive-through testing site at the Skagit Fairgrounds. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 3p.m. to 7p.m. Information about testing through Skagit County Public Health can be found at

Concrete School District will continue to monitor the information available and evaluate the impacts of COVID-19 on our local community. We will follow up with you if additional public health information impacts our re-opening date. Thank you for your patience as we respond to the daily challenges of COVID-19.

Wayne Barrett
Concrete School District

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Healthy Youth Survey

Our school is participating the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey on October 19th. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in large districts and students in Grades 6 through 12 in small school districts.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Most schools will be administering the survey on line this year. No privacy issues were identified in the E-survey pilot conducted in 2019. This year, schools and districts are being instructed to disable any recording, keystroke tracking, and video capture software on school-issued devices used to take the survey. They are also going to instruct students to do the same on personal devices used to take the survey before they begin. If you use any software to monitor the device your student will use to take the survey, please turn it off before they begin to ensure their honest participation.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CHS – 10/2/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Concrete High School

When: Saturday, October 2 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 45389 Airport Way, Concrete, WA (please access entrance directly behind the Concrete Middle School Building)

Pfizer vaccine will be able to people age 12+.
Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available to people age 18+.

Students 12-17 years old should be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have a parent/guardian available for consent.

Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Staff Notice

Just a reminder. Long Term Services and Supports (long term care LTC) is a mandatory program that everyone will be automatically enrolled in starting 01/01/2022. If you do not want to take the state’s plan you will need to get a plan of your own. The last date to sign up for a LTC plan of your own is 10/31/2021. It is taking those who want to get a plan of there own over 2 months to get enrolled. Then you will need to apply to the state to opt out of their plan. You can do this from 10/01/2021 through 12/31/2021. You will need to prove to the state that you have a plan that is comparable or more than their plan.

LTSS Trust Act Information