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Seasonal Flu Information

What is influenza? Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

What are the symptoms of influenza?  The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include:  fever (usually high; ≥101°F), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, muscle aches/body aches, weakness, nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea can occur, but is more common in children than adults. Influenza causes mild to severe illness, and can be fatal.

Are there vaccines for influenza? Yes. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.

What can be done to prevent the spread of influenza?  Get vaccinated every year. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you are ill, cover your mouth and nose, wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and practice good health habits.

How is influenza spread? The main way influenza viruses are spread is person to person by “droplet spread.” This happens when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person are propelled through the air and deposited on the mouth, nose or eyes of people nearby.

How long do I keep my child home from school or child care? Your child should stay home from school or child care for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone – without the use of fever-reducing medications.  A fever is defined as an oral temperature of 100° F or higher.

Information provided by the Cowlitz County Health Department. To reach the Health Department call 360-414-5599, extension 6431.

2019-12-26T23:32:01+00:00December 26th, 2019|

Winter Break Schedule Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

Winter Break – December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

First day back – January 6, 2020

Early Release times Friday, December 20, 2019 as follows:
Elementary schools – 2 hours early
Cascade Middle School released at 11:45
Monticello Middle School released at 11:50
Mt Solo Middle School released at 11:55
All high schools released at 11:50

The Administration Office is closed Mon Dec. 23rd -Fri Dec. 27th,  Tue Dec. 31st – Wed Jan. 1st. It will be open Monday Dec. 30th and Thur Jan. 2nd -Fri Jan. 3rd.

2019-12-17T23:03:18+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Toy Drive at Mark Morris High School

The Mark Morris leadership class is doing a toy drive this week for the Doernbecher Children’s hospital. Please send your donations to the school’s collection box.
For more information, please contact Mark Morris High School.

2019-12-10T00:10:29+00:00December 10th, 2019|

Thanksgiving Break

This year we will be having Thanksgiving break on Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th.
On Wednesday, November 27th there will be a two hour early release.

Thanksgiving week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 2HR Early Release, Thursday & Friday Holiday No School. Background of pumpkins and corn.

2019-12-03T15:38:38+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Students Visited the Chamber of Commerce Career Expo

The Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce held a career expo yesterday to benefit both students and businesses. It was open to all 8th through 10th graders in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. We sent all 8th graders from the our middle schools as well as any 10th graders from our high schools who were interested in the expo. This allowed our students to see the career opportunities and pathways in our region. Approximately 70 businesses attended!

2019-11-27T21:49:09+00:00November 15th, 2019|

Open Positions!

If you or anyone you know is interested in working for our school district then check out our fast track employment opportunities on our careers page!

2019-11-14T21:19:30+00:00November 14th, 2019|

Veterans Day Assemblies

Today several of our schools held Veterans Day assemblies to honor those who have served in our military. Thank you Veterans for your service!

Mint Valley Students at Assembly Honoring all who served. Veterans Day. United States Flag against clouds on a sunset. Two veterans smiling on a green backdrop A veteran on a green backdrop

2019-11-08T16:21:07+00:00November 8th, 2019|