KMS Reopening Guide

Welcome to Kalama Middle School’s 2021 reopening resource page!

Latest Update: On Thursday, March 25, the Washington State Department of Health officially adopted the CDC’s revised social distancing guidance for schools, which allows for three feet of physical distance between students in classrooms, down from six feet. This change in guidance does not apply to periods when masks cannot be worn (such as during lunch), nor does it apply to common areas, to adults in the classroom, or during activities when increased exhalation occurs (sports, band, etc.).

With this new guidance comes the potential to add more in-person learning time at our school, assuming COVID activity levels do not spike. Our school teams are reviewing the updated guidance now, and are planning to incorporate it into our reopening plan.

Any schedule changes resulting from the new guidance will be shared soon after Spring Break.

Current daily bell schedule

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schedule

Daily health screening/Attestation

Per state guidelines, each day that students attend in-person classes on campus, parents and guardians must attest that their student(s) is free of COVID-19 symptoms prior to boarding a school bus or entering a school building.

To simplify the attestation process, so that families don’t have to submit health attestation forms every time their student has in-person learning, we’ve created an electronic Daily Health Screen Agreement Form. By completing this form, parents/guardians are able to agree in advance to conducting part of this daily COVID-19 screening, and to keep their student(s) at home if they have any symptoms. Families that choose NOT TO complete this form will be required to submit a written attestation of health form every day their student is on campus.

We encourage families to fill out and submit the electronic form as soon as possible and prior to your student arriving on campus for in-person learning.

Home-based, remote instruction

Families have the option to enroll their student(s) in a home-based remote learning program that is offered all year long. Students in this program will work with our teachers using the same curriculum as their peers on the modified in-person track. Scheduled in-person office hours will also be available to support these students.

Students who sign up for the home-based remote learning program are expected to commit to it for the remainder of the school year.

More information

Visit the district's Reopening Guide page for additional resources and Frequently Asked Questions. If you need to contact the school, you can reach us at 360-673-5212.