Posted: March 12, 2020

Dear Camas Community,

Thank you for your patience over the past few weeks. Things continue to rapidly evolve as we receive new information and direction from state leaders. Today, Governor Inslee issued another proclamation closing schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties effective March 17 through April 24. The criteria shared for the Governor’s decision was the amount of community transmission of the virus. Clark County has not met that threshold with one confirmed case (Clark County Public Health). I understand that there are a lot of different perspectives about closing or not closing schools and appreciate the responsibility.

As a region, we are meeting frequently to review any new information and discuss ways to best support our community. As of this evening, we are suspending any school-related travel beyond Clark County. We are also postponing public events in our schools that could exceed more than 250 people. This will include concerts, informational nights, etc. (Canceled/postponed events). The CEF gala scheduled for this Saturday has also been postponed. 

In the event that schools are closed, we want to assure you that we are committed to still providing services such as food for students in need, emergency child care and learning opportunities in some form. We will not be able to replicate our current programming with teachers and students in schools. Our support staff members are prioritizing their time and energy in contingency plans. 

We understand there are multitudes of questions that are out there. Know that we are paying attention to each one and doing our best to address them. We will continue to provide regular updates to you. 

Jeff Snell, Superintendent
Camas School District