March 9, 2021
Dear Coos Bay Families, and Community,
With the latest case numbers out, the education metrics continued to increase and are now at 377 cases per 100,000 residents. That pushes Coos County into the extreme column which should give us pause in bringing more students back to in-person next week.
These new case counts change nothing for our K-7 students who are in-person currently, per the ODE and OHA guidance. The Governor has given us a timeline to get all students back to at least a hybrid in-person model by April 19. I will be discussing with our Board an appropriate target date based on the Governor's order and the impact of case numbers in our schools. Currently, we have one elementary morning cohort classroom that is in quarantine because of a community case impacting our schools.
We will continue to monitor the impact of the cases on our schools. I will send you an update soon with our next target date for bringing grades 8-12 back to hybrid in-person instruction.
Coos Bay Public Schools