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Schools are closed to the general public for the remainder of the school year. Access limited to employees and scheduled appointments only.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

School Campuses Closed for 2018-19; Student Learning Continues

March 17, 2020 (Updated April 6)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Walla Walla Public Schools faculty and staff have been working around the clock in support of our students and families as a result of campus closures. This correspondence relays critical information as we support you and your child through the end of the 2018-19 school year. Included is information regarding our Distance Learning Program, meal availability for students, childcare services for certain families, and answers to frequently asked questions. A comprehensive overview of this information can also be accessed on our COVID-19 Distance Learning Web Portal accessed at www.wwps.org/distancelearning

No doubt we are facing extraordinary times; unlike any of us have experienced before. We understand our students, families, and entire community will be deeply affected by COVID-19. However, I am blessed to work with over 800 of the most caring, passionate, and dedicated employees a superintendent could ask for. It won’t be easy, but we will do everything within our power to lessen the impact on students and families. Please carefully review the following information and important dates/announcements. If there is anything our schools and I can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (509) 527-3000.


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Wade Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

WWPS Pandemic Response Plan

Community-Wide Correspondences

April 6, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 15, 2020

March 14, 2020

March 13, 2020

March 12, 2020 (pm)

March 12, 2020 (am)

March 11, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 2, 2020 (12pm)

March 2, 2020 (7am)

February 27, 2020

Other Correspondences & Communications

Recommended Prevention Measures

The Department of Health advises school districts to take the same preventative measures it normally would to prevent the spread of viruses during the regular cold and flu season. Common preventative measures recommended for students include:

  • Staying home when they are sick and/or running a fever.
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after they blow their nose. If hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean hands.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Advising persons to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash and cleaning hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
  • Urging students and staff to get a flu shot during the flu season.
  • Providing adequate supplies for good hygiene, including clean and functional hand-washing stations, soap, paper towels, and alcohol‐based hand sanitizer.

WWPS Contact

Amy Ruff, Director of Health Services

421 S. 4th Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Information and Resources

More information about COVID-19 can be accessed by calling the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127 or our local Walla Walla Department of Community Health at 509-524-2650.

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