Today, we received communication from Thurston County Health Officer, Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek regarding rising rates in COVID-19 transmission within the county. After carefully watching this trend, she is recommending a return to distance learning for all schools until January 2021. CLICK TO READ LETTER FROM HEALTH OFFICER.
However, Dr. Abdelmalek is also allowing for a two-week period of transition. For JPII that means we will remain open for in-person instruction through Friday, November 20. On November 23rd we will continue to follow the school calendar, but we will be learning @HOME until we have been instructed by the county that it is safe to return to in-person learning.
As a school committed to academic excellence and community building, we place the highest value on in-person learning. We want to make the most of our next two weeks together. Please continue the excellent work you are all doing following health guidelines in and out of school. Please continue to let us know if you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19.
I have no doubt that the Eagle community will continue to reach new heights this year, not just in classes, but in athletics, activities, leadership, and service. Our faculty and staff are behind each and every one of you and committed to building this community regardless of distance.
In strong winds, eagles rise!
Mrs. Therese Allin
Provisional President and Principal