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Superintendent's Message

Supt. Garza

Dear Wapato School District Families:

I want to start by wishing you all a happy new year.  Although it is a new year we are still navigating the challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The most recent challenge is a substantial spike in positive COVID cases in our region.

Because we don’t know how long this recent surge will last or how it might impact our ability to continue with in-person instruction we are preparing for the possibility of returning to remote learning for a short period of time.  Part of that preparation is making sure all of our K-12 students have been assigned a Chromebook.  Our schools began the process today of assigning Chromebooks to those students who don’t already have one checked out, which mainly involves students in grades K-2.  If your student was absent and did not receive a Chromebook please contact your student’s school and make arrangements to get one.

Once your student has been assigned a device it is important they remember to carry it back and forth from home to school each day while we continue with in-person instruction.  We ask parents/guardians for your help in reminding students.

If we do have to return to remote learning for a short period of time you can expect to hear from your student’s school/teacher with details about the structure or the remote learning day.

I appreciate your understanding as we all do our best to manage this latest COVID challenge.  I also want to remind you and your students to continue to practice the COVID safety protocols that have helped keep our schools open.  They are wearing face coverings, physical distancing, regular hand washing, staying home from school when sick and the consideration of getting vaccinated.

Thanks for your support of our schools.

Sincerely,

Kelly Garza, Superintendent