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We Are the Loon Lake Family:  Everyone is valued and respected here.  We come together to serve kids and families.

Our Mission We meet students' needs and prepare them for success.

Our Vision - ALL Loon Lake Students will be:  

  • Physically & emotionally safe
  • Loved, respected, & supported through quality relationships
  • Given meaningful learning experiences
  • Enjoying school
  • Prepared for middle school and on track for high school graduation

Announcements

  • COVID-19 Update - 5/17/21
    Good Evening, Loon Lake Families,

    I wanted to take a couple minutes this evening to talk about the events of the last few days.  Obviously, based on how many times I have blown up your phone, we have seen an increase in positive cases at our school.  In fact, we had another one yesterday, and close contacts have already been contacted personally.  But why do we keep getting positive cases?  And how do we determine who is a close contact?  

    These are great questions.  The answer to the first question is fairly straightforward.  We are seeing more positive cases because COVID is in our community.  And when it’s prevalent in the community, it’s hard to keep it out of the school.  

    But what about the second question:  What is going on with determining close contacts?  All year long, we have followed the health and safety guidance of the Department of Health to the letter.  This has not changed.  We take every precaution we can and take health and safety very seriously.  The most recent guidance from the Department of Health says that 3 feet of distance must be maintained at school.  However, the DOH still uses 6 feet of distance to determine close contacts.    

    In other words, the guidance says we can be within 3 feet of each other, but if someone is closer than 6 feet to someone who is positive for 15 or more minutes within a day, they are deemed to be a close contact.  Essentially, we can play by the rules, but if an unexpected positive case enters the school, close contacts will still occur.  This is what we see happening.  And thankfully, we have not yet seen cases being spread around our school.  

    The other question that may be on people’s minds is whether we are going to have to shut down again.  The answer to that is, I hope not.  There is no magic formula to know when to shut down.  While we have seen a few positive cases, and we have some folks out because they are close contacts, we have a lot more kids still here at school every day.  These are not easy decisions.  We are monitoring the situation closely, with the help of NE Tri County Health District, and will make the best decisions we can in the coming days and weeks.  

    And one last side note, we are able to offer COVID testing here at school using a cheek swab.  Any one in our community who wants a test can come and get tested free of charge.  Call us if you are interested in learning more.  

    Feel free to call or email me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.  We will get through this crazy school year just like we always do, and that is together.  

    Take good care, and we’ll talk again soon.
    Brad
    Posted by Brad VanDyne
  • Positive Cases at Loon Lake Elementary - 5/15/21
    Hello Loon Lake Families,

    We had 2 children from the same family test positive for COVID-19.  Both of these kids were exposed outside of school.  Any close contacts will be notified personally.  

    If you have any questions, please let us know.  Thank you, and have a great weekend!
    Brad
    Posted May 15, 2021, 10:19 AM by Brad VanDyne
  • Positive Case at Loon Lake Elementary - 5/13/21
    Loon Lake Families,

    We have been informed that another person at our school has tested positive for COVID-19.  Just like our other cases, this one does not appear to have been contracted at school.  If any close contacts are identified, they will be notified personally.    

    Thanks, and take good care - 
    Brad
    Posted May 13, 2021, 3:45 PM by Brad VanDyne
  • Positive Case at Loon Lake Elementary - 5/12/21
    Loon Lake Families,

    We have been informed that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19.  Just like our other cases, this one does not appear to have been contracted at school.  If any close contacts are identified, they will be notified personally.    

    Also, on Monday, May 24th, we will be having a late start to hold a teacher training.  School starts at 11:00 and all buses will run 2 hours later than their usual time.  I will send out another reminder as May 24th gets closer.

    Thanks so much, and take good care!    
    -Brad
    Posted May 12, 2021, 9:41 AM by Brad VanDyne
  • March 19, 2021 Update

    Loon Lake Families, 

    I hope this message finds your family healthy and well.  Just a quick message today with a few updates.    

    First, I want to start by saying thank you.  We have had our kids back in the building for quite some time now, and I can’t begin to tell you awesome it is to have them here.  They are doing such a great job.  Thanks to you, our families, for your flexibility and support, and thank you to our staff for working so hard to maintain all safety protocols and keep our kids as safe as possible. 

    Also, quick side note – You may have heard that today the CDC has changed the 6 feet of distance rule down to 3 feet.  At the time of recording this message, our guidance from Washington State’s Department of Health, which is what all schools must follow, hasn’t changed their guidance from 6 feet yet.  We will keep you posted as we learn more. 

    Lastly, a quick note about our calendar.  If you have a calendar that says we have a late start on Monday, please ignore this.  We do not have a late start on Monday.  However, we do have an early release at 12:30 on Friday.  So, no late start Monday, but an early release at 12:30 on Friday, March 26th.   

    We are looking forward to seeing you all at conferences on April 1st and 2nd, and hope you all have a wonderful spring break! 

    Take good care and we’ll talk to you soon.

    Brad

    Posted Mar 19, 2021, 3:42 PM by Brad VanDyne
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Public Statements

Non-discrimination Statement
Loon Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal-and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator - Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator - Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal
Section 504 Coordinator - Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal

Brad can be reached at 509-233-2212, bvandyne@loonlakeschool.org, or 4001 Maple Street, Loon Lake, WA, 99148.



Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)

Please contact Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal & District Compliance Officer, to find out about reporting harassment, intimidation, or bullying, at (509) 233-2212 or bvandyne@loonlakeschool.org.  You can also download a reporting form below and submit it to our school office.    


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