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Toutle Lake Elementary Book Fair ONLINE

October 12th – October 25th, 2020

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All shopping is online with a much larger selection than our regular in-person Book Fair!

Orders will be shipped directly to your home!

Question?  Email alender@toutlesd.org

Thank you for supporting our Library Program!

reopening q&a from 8/26/2020

Superintendent's message

October 16, 2020


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Our staff continues to perform admirably in its attempt to meet the needs of all of our students. We now have around 260 elementary students receiving face-to-face instruction on a hybrid schedule, and another 90 receiving 100% virtual instruction. The vast majority of our secondary students continue to receive Continuous Learning 2.0, although a few are coming on campus on an individualized basis.


After six weeks of school, we continue to be free of any cases of COVID-19 at school. We have had at least five staff members obtain a COVID-19 test from a medical provider, and all have tested negative. We have had one student test positive, a few students test negative and a few other students who have been exposed or potentially exposed. Fortunately, none of the exposed students had been on campus since his/her exposure.


While COVID-19 cases did spike in Cowlitz County over the last two weeks, our current number is at 44 per 100K; which has us back in the moderate at-risk category. If we can obtain two more weeks of at least moderate risk, we plan to bring back our Grades 7-12 students who desire face-to-face instruction. They will be on a hybrid schedule, and the district will attempt to place all K-12 children from the same family on the same instruction schedule.


Once we get Grades 7-12 students back on campus, we will begin planning for extracurricular activities. The Governor, the State Department of Health and the WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) recently released revised Return-to-Play Guidelines. These revisions result in the loosening of some of the previously imposed restrictions, and consequently there is renewed hope that our student athletes may actually be given the opportunity to play this year.


Our Reopening of School Committee continues to meet, albeit on a little less robust schedule than it was originally. It continues to generate collaborative discussions and most recently created a document that we hope parents find helpful, as we all attempt to maneuver through the maze of COVID-19 related issues. Wanting to give credit where credit is due, this document is primarily the work of Heather Schoonover, one of our Reopening of School Committee members. Heather, I “tip my appreciative hat to you!”


Lastly, our next school board meeting will be via zoom at 7pm on Tuesday, October 27th. We hope you will consider attending. The Zoom link is below. Until later, stay safe and healthy!





Bob Garrett


September 21, 2020


Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are happy to be able to say that we are entering into our third week of school. Granted, the experience has not been without its challenges, but we are confident that we are heading in the right direction. As time goes on, we expect to find things running more smoothly each week.


Currently, our hybrid schedule is serving our 255 K-6 students who desired having face-to-face instruction at the earliest opportunity possible. We have another 95 elementary students who are receiving 100% virtual instruction. At this time, all of our secondary students are receiving Continuous Learning 2.0, with the exception of some of our special needs population.


The metric for Cowlitz County representing the number of new COVID-19 cases within the last 14 days per 100K population is currently at 38. That number continues to have us solidly in the lower half of the moderate at-risk category. We are hoping that the number dips into the low at-risk category (25 or less) so that we can bring more students into the buildings, and some more frequently than they are now. Unfortunately, our number is climbing a bit, as was somewhat expected following the Labor Day weekend. Time will tell when we can change course for the better.


On top of all of the COVID-19 concerns, we seem to be experiencing a higher frequency of internet and phone outages than we do normally. We had expected to host a zoom meeting tonight in order to have the public attend our monthly school board meeting. Unfortunately, that cannot happen without the internet functioning properly. Consequently, our school board meeting has been postponed until 7pm on Monday, September 28.


We hope you will consider attending via the zoom link. Until later, stay safe and healthy!





Bob Garrett

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is proudly sponsored by the Cowlitz & Wahkiakum County United Way. Please click here for information regarding this exciting program.

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