March 25, 2021
Brookings-Harbor School District Families,
The Oregon Department of Education on Monday shifted its physical distancing requirements in classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet under certain conditions, aligning the state’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With this new guidance, the Brookings-Harbor School District will be reviewing the guidelines this coming week to work through the details that need to be addressed to bring students on-site for full days. This includes the logistics of transportation, schedules, lunchtimes, recess (elementary), and any changes in the impact of possible exposure in a classroom with less distancing between the students.
The district will continue to follow all required health and safety protocols – the wearing of masks, hand washing, sanitizing, and contact tracing and quarantining. Our online option (Brookings-Harbor Online Academy) will remain available for families this school year and next.
We hope to be able to share more details and plans with you prior to the end of next week.
Thank you for reading this update. Please share your questions with your school principal or me.
Enjoy the rest of spring break!
David Marshall, Superintendent