Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on 04/18/2020
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Updated 5/30/2020 11:50 a.m.

Visit nkschools.org/coronavirus for a variety of school closure supports, including Student Meal Support, Continued Remote Learning, Childcare and more.

We have adjusted this page to focus on Messaging and information specific to North Kitsap School District Schools.



NKSD Update

May 29, 2020
Read the latest update which includes information about fall of 2020 and plans for families to pick up and drop off items for school in June.

May 21, 2020
This update provides details from the ThoughtExchange sent to families, students and Faculty in late-April, and provides updates on short-term and long-term changes to Distance Learning as a result of the feedback.
Read the update for details.

May 8, 2020
Inside NK Schools
includes the official grading policy for the extended school closure.

May 1, 2020
Today we posted an update about grading during the extended school closure. A policy is expected to be approved by the school board next week.

April 24, 2020
The weekly update includes information on learning and feedback from families and students, technology, and state guidance for grading.


April 17, 2020
Welcome back from Spring Break!  Read the weekly update - this edition includes an update on technology, meals, and our facilities.

April 13, 2020
Special Education Services Update

Please take a few minutes review updates to Special Education Services during remote learning.


April 6, 2020
Today, Governor Inlsee directed all schools in Washington State to remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This means NKSD schools will be closed through June 19, 2020. Learning and supporting families will continue through that date. Read the update for details.


April 3, 2020
Spring Break is April 6-10 - all offices are closed to the public during this time.

A new phase on learning will start Monday, April 13 as we shift to providing continued remote learning for our students. The detailed plan may be found on the Continued Remote Learning page.
 
Read the latest updates in the April 3rd update to the community.


March 27, 2020

Read the Community Update and watch the video from Dr. Evans to the community. 

March 26, 2020

A special message was sent to the Class of 2020 Seniors and their families. have also created a Class of 2020 website. Visit nkschools.org/coronavirus/class_of_2020 to see the latest.


March 24, 2020 
Community Update on NKSD Services
Our Grab and Go Meal services will continue during the statewide "Stay Home" order, and our facilities will still be open for our childcare partners. Information for seniors will be coming by the end of the week.


March 23, 2020
Special Education Services Update
Learn about Special Education Services in North Kitsap during the closure of all schools.


March 19, 2020
Districtwide School Closure Update #2
We miss you! Updates on our three priorities: feeding children, childcare and at-home learning.


March 16, 2020
Districtwide School Closure Update #1


March 13, 2020

Please read the update from Dr. Evans. All NKSD Schools will be closed March 16, 2020 through April 24, 2020. 

March 11, 2020
Superintendent Evans has sent a message to all NKSD families and staff with updates effective 5:00 p.m. Our schools continue to stay open under the recommendation of our local and state health authorities.

We have made some adjustments, following the Governor Inslee's statements of encouraging Washington residents to follow some social distancing practices.

The changes we are implementing are effective Thursday, March 12, 2020 and will be in place through at least spring break:

  • We are suspending all after school and evening events, activities and athletics
  • We are suspending all outside community use of our buildings and facilities.  This will not affect our after-school childcare providers
  • The NK pool will be closed

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time.

March 10, 2020
Read the latest update to NKSD families and staff.


March 5, 2020

Read the latest update to NKSD families and staff.

Visit the FAQ section for answers to frequently 
asked questions regarding COVID-19.  We will update the list as necessary.


March 4, 2020
While there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kitsap County and North Kitsap Schools, we are preparing for the possibilities.  We are in regular contact with Kitsap Public Health and will follow their guidance if a confirmed case is identified at one of our schools.

In the event that a school needs to be closed, we will use our regular communication channels to notify staff, families and community.  These communication methods are listed on our Closures, Delays and Early Dismissals page.



Preventative Measures
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Follow routine cleaning and disinfecting. Emphasize cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw away the used tissue in the trash and wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Get the flu shot annually.
  • Have adequate supplies for good hygiene, including clean and functional hand washing stations, soap, paper towels, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

People with mild symptoms should stay home and rest.  People who are severely ill or at high risk for severe illness should stay home and call their health care provider.

Department of Health "What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?" FAQs:



Resources

Kitsap County COVID-19 Hotline: Dial 2-1-1

COVID-19 information Hotline: 1-800-525-0127

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)

Kitsap Public Health Department Novel Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Washington State  Department of Health Fact Sheets on COVID-19  in multiple languages.

Washington State Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage