Okanogan School District


    August 5, 2020

    Dear Okanogan School District families and community members,

    Last night, I presented the following recommended plan to our Board of Directors for starting the 2020-21 school year: 100% remote start. Collaboratively with the administrative team and Okanogan County health officials, we believe due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 in our community and the priority of student, staff, and community health and well-being a remote learning start is the only option at the current time.

    Ideally, a remote learning start will be a short term situation however, we are being told the need may continue throughout the fall and into winter depending on what happens with local conditions. The school district will continue to work closely with Okanogan Public Health as well as monitor incidence rates to begin phasing in students as soon as it is deemed safe.

    Unfortunately, my recommendation to the board also included the need to reduce staff given our services are very different in a remote instructional model, as opposed to having students in our buildings on a part-time or, full-time basis. We still do not know what this will look like and are working with the bargaining unit to try and minimize the effect.

    At this point in time, details are still being worked out. The final reopening plan will be approved next week by the Board of Directors. Thank you for your patience and hard work as we prepare for a unique school year. Please don’t hesitate to share your concerns and suggestions with your student’s principal, or myself, as we have learned there are many issues in providing educational services in this learning environment.



    Ashley Goetz Superintendent, Okanogan School District 

    Summer Food Program
    June 22nd-August 21st

    Anyone 1-18 years of age may receive a meal
    There is no cost for the meals
    Meals will be served Monday-Friday

    Okanogan MS/HS Cafetorium

     Malott HUD

    M Bar J Trailer Park
    11:55am to 12:10pm

    The Okanogan School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
    Title IX Coordinator
    Ms. Ashley Goetz, Superintendent
    P.O. Box 592, Okanogan, WA 98840
    Email Mrs. Goetz
    Section 504/ADA Coordinator
    Ms. Carrie Stokes, Special Services Director
    P.O. Box 592, Okanogan, WA 98840
    Email Ms. Stokes
    Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
    Ms. Ashley Goetz, Superintendent
    P.O. Box 592, Okanogan, WA 98840
    Email Mrs. Goetz


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