September 25th, 2020

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

Good morning and thank goodness it is Friday!

Today MS and HS you have your live core classes!

Please remember to check for our weekly work checklist! It will be up before Monday! It's a great tool to stay up on all of your classes.

We are also going to be adding a yearbook page to the website, look for more

information on that shortly!

I have received a few emails about Google Meet sign in issues. I will look into those

as quickly as possible,but it will be even faster if you call the school at 360-678-2413.

Students and parents, even though we are online and being “present” at school

means something totally different now...we are asking that if you are going to be

absent from school have a parent call Mrs. Ford at 360-678-2416.

You may notice that we are all busy practicing today...and that is because beginning

on Monday, the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association has granted all

schools the opportunity to run a coaching session! This goes for some MS and HS

sports! In essence, coaches can run some practices like they would in the summer.

All practices will be following strict Covid guidelines. Because of these guidelines, you

will need to contact coaches to attend a practice. There are a number of different

rules you must follow to attend. I have included a list of our coaches on this email.

Please reach out to them if you are interested! We are hopeful to have sports

seasons this school year and this is a great opportunity to build your skills! You can

check your email or the printed copy of these announcements for more information

and health requirements.

CMHS Dad Joke of the Day:

I have a fear of speed bumps

But I’m slowly getting over it

Words of Wisdom:

UW and Forefront is putting on a 3 evening session for knowledge, mindfulness practices and resources for families to understand the teen brain and how to promote learning and support well-being through mindful awareness practices.  This s for family and staff that work with teens.

Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 PST

October 6, November 3, and December 1, 2020 Via Zoom (you will receive a Zoom link prior to the series start)

Families of Adolescents ...

  • Are you looking to support your adolescent to reduce stress and anxiety and increase their well-being?

  • Are you hoping to foster deeper connections and listening with your child, especially when times are tough?

  • Do you want to build more pause into your personal and family routines?

Please join us to learn how Mindful Awareness practices might support you and your family

Sign up at this link, CLICK HERE.


● Marcus Carr, Football:

● Cory Whitmore, HS Volleyball:

● Sarah Lyngra, MS Volleyball:

● Kyle Nelson, HS Girls Soccer:

● Elizabeth Bitting, Cross Country/MS Track:

● Robert Woods (acting coach) Boys Soccer:

● Reese Cernick, MS Boys Soccer:

● Ken Stange, Tennis:

● Brad Sherman, HS Boys Basketball:

● Scott Fox, HS Girls Basketball:

● Fred Farris, MS Girls Basketball:

● Jon Roberts, MS Boys Basketball:

● Kevin McGranahan, Softball:

● Randy King, HS Track:

Beginning on September 28th and running through November 30th, the Washington

Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has granted all schools the opportunity to have a second "summer" coaching session. In essence, our coaching staffs are allowed to run practices just as they did during the summer months. Since last June, our District, following approval from the Island County Health Department, has been holding practices and conditioning practices following Phase 3 guidelines put out by the WIAA, state of Washington and our county during the COVID-19 pandemic. As those guidelines have changed, our coaching staff and District continues to follow the updated guidelines. Below are some of the guidelines that are in place to keep our student-athletes and coaches as safe as possible during this time:

● Students must present a signed parent/guardian note each and every day they

attend practices which states that they are within the guidelines for temperature

and are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID. We use the note in lieu of

temperature checks based on the advice of our Health Department. The notes are

recorded on a sheet and kept by the coaching staff for the entirety of the coaching

period. If a student does not have a signed note, or cannot get verbal confirmation

from their parent/guardian prior to practice, they are not allowed to practice.

● When within 6' of each other during practice, all participants are required to wear


● While indoors and out, a maximum of 10 participants (including coach/supervisor)

are allowed in any one space.

○ At the end of a student(s) using a workout station, the weights/benches are

wiped down and at the conclusion of each lifting session, students and

coaches wipe down the weight room area with a cleaning solution provided

by the school.

We are constantly monitoring the state and county guidelines and if they change or are

amended we follow suit. While it's true that we are currently fully remote for school, we also believe that it's important for our kids to have some sense of normalcy and get an

opportunity to be physically active as long as we are doing all that we can to keep them

and their families safe. Our coaching staff fully understands that any breach in safety

protocols or variation of the set guidelines will not only end their ability to continue

practicing but would also end the entire athletic departments practice time so they are, and have been, very diligent in following the procedures as presented to them.

As I said earlier, our coaches and athletes have been working within these guidelines and have been meeting since last June with no violations and with a great deal of participation from our student athletes across the board. We are very hopeful that school and athletics will get back and running fully sooner, rather than later, but until that time we are going to continue to offer, what we feel, is the safest and best alternative for our kids and community using this plan.

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