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In-person classes okay for all Colfax grades, others

 

September 24, 2020



COLFAX-The Whitman County Public Health Department has updates its recommendation for in-person classes. The department announced Thursday it now supports hybrid or in-person learning for all schools and grades within Whitman County expect Pullman and Tekoa. Previously, Public Health had recommend all middle and high school classes be hybrid for county schools, including Colfax.

Colfax elementary students began the school year with in-person classes while middle and high school students have been all on-line.

Colfax school families should received a statement from the district by Friday morning, according to Superintendent Jerry Pugh. Parents can expect to hear from the building principals with more details early next week. Supt. Pugh noted it will be at least a week before any changes in learning are implemented.

Communications from the school will come via email and the school's phone messaging system.

Public Health continues to recommend distance learning for all schools and grades in the Pullman School District and for the middle and high school in the Tekoa School District.

All schools are required to follow State DOH and OSPI guidance, including but not limited to, the use of face coverings and social distancing requirements, stated public health.

 

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