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Superintendent's message

July 30, 2021


Toutle Lake School District Parents/Guardians and Students -


I am fairly certain that most of you have heard that Governor Inslee recently announced that the State of Washington will continue to require all students and staff to wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, in all Washington schools this fall. Local school districts do not have the ability to implement less restrictive requirements, according to the Governor and Chris Reykdal, our Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Following is the text of an email that Mr. Reykdal disseminated just yesterday:


“Good afternoon, School Directors and Superintendents:


This message provides additional details following the Governor’s remarks yesterday about the extension of mask requirements in our school facilities. The Department of Health (DOH) has updated more than just the masking sections of their guidance for schools. The link is provided here once again, and I strongly encourage you to read about all the changes. In some cases, more flexibility is being offered such as physical distancing, symptom monitoring, and other cleaning and disinfecting protocols.


I hope the following messages are very clear and shareable with your communities:


  1. The Delta variant is highly transmissible, and a growing number of young people are getting infected with and spreading the virus. Based on a DOH review of the literature:


“From national antibody studies, we know that children do get COVID-19 infection, even if they have had less symptoms. National seroprevalence data show that children (age 0-17) have the highest level of antibodies of any age group (27.8%).”


“Young people have been infected and are spreading this virus, especially Delta, even though they appear less symptomatic. Because they are less symptomatic, they are less likely to be tested and less likely to embrace mitigation strategies in their public interactions.”


  1. Wearing masks, for now, is an important mitigation strategy when layered with additional strategies, including vaccinating every eligible person.
  2. The ongoing mask order continues to apply to public schools, charter schools, private schools, and tribal compact schools.
  3. Under the authority of RCW 43.06.220, the Governor has broad emergency powers, and they have the power of law! As state Superintendent, I have a responsibility to carry out the law, and I intend to do so, regardless of how I might personally feel about masks, or any other requirement placed upon this system at this time.
  4. By constitutional authority and RCW 28A.300.040, one of the state Superintendent’s clear powers is, “supervision over all matters pertaining to the public schools of the state.”  Apportionment amounts and timing are shaped by additional law, but let me be clear:  Boards or districts that intentionally disobey, dismiss, or shun an explicit law, including a Governor’s executive order, which has the power of law, will see an immediate halt to their basic education apportionment, and their federal funds that come through OSPI.
  5. Any district that does not offer a full-time, in-person learning experience for each and every family and student that seeks it will be considered in violation of basic education rights of families, and will also have their apportionment and federal funds immediately halted.
  6. These critical public health actions, including masking for now, are not at the discretion of local boards or local superintendents.


Local community members will always have the right to bring their grievances to their elected leaders, but in the case of these public health measures, they are not local decisions. Local boards of directors have broad discretion on the details of instructional delivery. They are not empowered, however, to override the legal authority of public health officers or the Governor in times of a public health emergency.


Community actions that result in board actions that violate the law, including executive orders, will jeopardize school budgets, local school personnel, and ultimately the opening of school to in-person learning this fall and beyond.


Individuals who violate the mask orders, or other layered mitigation strategies, not only carry individual legal risks, but they also risk cases and outbreaks in school that will warrant quarantines, school building closures, and disruptions in high-quality in-person learning.


You are leading education in a time where misinformation is highly pervasive. Leadership that is focused on genuine data and the common good is essential right now! Thank you for facing this directly and leading for student success.




Chris Reykdal”






I believe it is a fairly accurate statement to say many of us within our community are extremely disappointed with this latest development. We will continue to hope that things change for the better prior to the beginning of the school year, but if not, we will continue to strive to provide the best education possible for our students.


I hope that our community members will continue to be supportive of our educational programs, even in the midst of less desirable decisions being made that are out of our control. At the local level, I am happy to say that our School Board has approved some very positive changes for this coming year, including staffing an elementary counselor, an additional elementary teacher to lower class size, and entering into a partnership with ESD 112 to provide a behavioral health specialist.


Lastly, our 21-22 school calendar has now been approved and you can find a printable copy of it on this website – Just click the “For Parents” tab and scroll down to “Printable Calendar.” You will notice the greatest change being in our early release days. We will be having an early release day every Wednesday, hopefully providing more consistency for our parents.


The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 1. Until then we hope you and yours have an enjoyable last month of summer!




Bob Garrett,


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Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Please click here for more info and to apply.

you can now stream toutle lake sports!


The Toutle Lake High School has partnered with NFHS to install Pixellot cameras in the Basketball Gym and in the Football Stadium to allow for watching games live and watching past games. There is a monthly or annual membership available. Please click here to view the flyer which has instructions on where to go to sign up.

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July 2021 School Board Meeting is on July 28th, 7PM
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