March 9, 2022
Dear students, staff, families and community,
This Friday, March 11 is the last day masks will be required at school. There is no school for students on Monday. Tuesday, March 15 masks will become a choice for students unless they have symptoms and need to be in a health room or isolation room. Masks will also be a choice on school buses. There has been some confusion about this because masks are still required on public transportation. However, school buses are not considered public transportation. Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools go into effect on March 12, 2022. Some of the links within this guidance are still being constructed and updated. They should all work starting next week. The following is a summary of where and when masks are required:
Masks are always required:
- In the nurse/health room
- In the isolation room
- Days 6-10 of isolation unless the person has tested negative
Masks may be required:
- During an outbreak or high level of disease
- During higher risk activities
- As part of an individual staff or child/student accommodation (case by case)
March 9 is Billy Frank Jr.’s birthday. He advocated for fishing rights and was the Chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for many years. Please visit this Northwest Treaty Tribes link to learn more about his legacy.
Saturday night, March 12 is the MBHS FFA Booster Club Live Auction and Dinner at the Logging Show Museum at 5:00 p.m. Check out all the auction items you can bid on to support our FFA program. It is sure to be a lively and fun evening!
We spring forward for daylight savings time on March 13. Set your clocks an hour ahead this Sunday. This is just in time for our spring sports competitions. Have some fun watching awesome student athletes playing baseball, fastpitch, soccer, and golf as well as track and field. See our Go Baker Athletics Website to find schedules for your favorite sports.
Mary Sewright, Superintendent