Student Absences continue to rise due to illnesses including diagnosis of Influenza, Influenza-like illness, Strep Throat, as well as other general coughs and colds. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body aches, a few with vomiting and diarrhea. Influenza and other viral illness spread rapidly. Please be reminded to keep your child home when they are not feeling well - this prevents others from getting sick and helps your child get well sooner. A fever over 100.0 with a cough or sore throat is considered “Influenza-like illness”. As with all illness, your child is required to stay home until fever free for 24 hours without a fever reducer.
This past winter served up plenty of snow and cold temperatures after the calendar changed to 2019. The winter conditions also contributed to a number of missed school days across the state of Minnesota. So much so, it caught the attention of the governor. Governor Waltz’s work to ensure all students receive adequate time for instruction also brought something to our attention. Every school district in Minnesota is required to have at least 165 days of instruction for students. Cloquet Public Schools provides 167 days of instruction per year for students. Read More >>>
Re: Washington Elementary has been validated as a Minnesota School of Excellence (SOE) by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA). This prestigious honor was awarded to Washington Elementary for its commitment to modern teaching and learning.
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