Coronovirus, Message from Supt Bingham

Dear Crescent District Families,

I hope you are enjoying the first signs of Spring and the longer daylight hours.

When events such as the Coronavirus occur on the world stage it seems to be so far from home, making it difficult to assess the level of precaution needed at any one time. In the hopes of providing information without causing alarm, I want to share that I am monitoring the situation on a daily basis.

You may have heard that a high school in Western Washington closed recently due to an “abundance of caution”.  This closure was because of some global travel on the part of some staff members during the mid-winter break last week.

As related to our response and planning for the Crescent School District, I get updates and guidance from many sources:

  • Washington Department of Health (DOH)
  • The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal
  • Clallam County Health Department
  • Olympic ESD 114
  • Our School Nurse, Corrie Matlock-Hightower
  • Clallam County Fire District #4 Chief/Paramedic, Greg Waters

Here is a link to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) website where they share a fact sheet for the Coronavirus:

I will continue to provide pertinent information as I am updated.  Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions.

In closing, like for all health related issues, continue good hand washing, disinfect touched surfaces often, cover your cough, and if you have a fever stay home.

Thank you,

David Bingham,