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Garfield-Palouse High School is empty of kids

Teaching is remote for 14 days due to absences


September 23, 2021

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PALOUSE - More than 40% of Garfield-Palouse High School students are sick so the school district shut the school for 14 days.

A letter was sent to parents to alert them to the high school returning to remote learning until at least Oct. 4.

"The letter was generated by a large number of absences that we noticed," said Superintendent and Principal Mike Jones. "Everything's on hold."

Classes and extracurricular actives, including sports, are paused.

The Whitman County Public Health Department made the recommendation to halt in-person education and switch to remote learning. The absences are f...

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