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(Last) Letter to Families (of Calendar Year 2020!)

Here is the weekly correspondence from Mrs. Spinnell to our Midway Families: 
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Dear Midway Families,

It is our last week before winter break, and we are ready to make it count! This week is a magical time to be an elementary student, especially when it snows. Be sure to send your child dressed for recess outside.

      This week, we have a reminder and clarification about how our district COVID-19 dashboard helps to keep you informed as cases in the Spokane community continue to rise. COVID-19 Dashboard & New Notification Message: The district dashboard is updated each evening with the number of students and staff who have tested positive, and the number who are quarantined from possible exposure at school. It is linked here for your reference.

     You will notice there are currently three cases noted for Midway, which were determined to not be infectious while at school. When we learn of a positive case that was potentially infectious at school, we have notified you with the formal letters from Spokane Regional Health District.

      In addition to updating the dashboard daily, we will also send the following message from our school district if we learn of additional cases that were not infectious at school. It applies to the current three cases, and I send this additional communication to you in the spirit of keeping you fully informed. We can do this together!

            In addition to the health and safety of our staff and students, keeping you informed about what is going on in our school community is one of our top priorities. We wanted to inform you of three positive COVID-19 cases that have been determined to be not infectious while at school. What this means is that through the case investigation by our nursing staff, the positive persons did not enter the building while infectious. We are very cautious in our approach to this and utilize all of the information that parents and staff share with us to help determine the safest course of action.

           Students and staff in our building were not exposed to these individuals while they were infectious. We are continuing to improve our consistency in regards to communication, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with additional questions. We will also continue to send communications and SRHD letters via email in the event a student or staff member was infectious at school.

          Thank you so much for doing your part in helping keep schools open by monitoring your children’s health and taking a cautious approach to sending them to school if you see any symptoms. The partnership you have shown has been paramount to keeping schools open. We have lots of fun learning plans for this week, and look forward to a strong finish before heading into a break.

Have a great week!

Christine Spinnell,

Midway Principal


Mark Your Calendars:

  • December 21-January 1 - Winter Break
  • January 4 - School Resumes