COVID-19 Plans and Update Center

Updates to Required COVID-19 Plans - May 1, 2023

Evergreen Families,

As part of the requirements for funding received to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, we are again providing information and updates on our plans and procedures. We continue to welcome and encourage your input on all plans and procedures. Our updated Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for COVID-19, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic, will be shared and recommended for approval at the June 14, 2023 Board Meeting. We will continue to review this plan at least monthly for the foreseeable future. At the June 14, 2023 Board Meeting, we will also share and recommend approval for our updated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Plan, which are also referenced and explained in the first plan above.

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards,
Laurie

Updates to Required COVID-19 Plans November 17, 2022

Evergreen Families,

As part of the requirements for funding received to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, we are again providing information and updates on our plans and procedures. We continue to welcome and encourage your input on all plans and procedures.

Our updated Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for COVID-19, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic, will be shared and recommended for approval at the December 14, 2022 Board Meeting. We will continue to review this plan at least monthly for the foreseeable future. At the December 14, 2022 Board Meeting, we will also share and recommend approval for our updated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Plan, which is also referenced and explained in the first plan above.

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards,
Laurie

Required Updates to COVID-19 Plans May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022

Evergreen Families,

As part of the requirements for funding received to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, we are again providing information and updates on our plans and procedures. We continue to welcome and encourage your input on all plans and procedures.

COVID-19 Updates

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards,

Laurie

COVID-19 Updates March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022

Evergreen Families,

It's difficult to believe I sent our first message to families and staff regarding COVID-19 two years ago this week. Now 134 COVID-19 messages later, I am pleased to say we are closer to normal operations than ever. Please know that we remain aware and cautious (and ask that you please continue to keep students home if they are sick), but we are also optimistic and hopeful that the worst is behind us.

Below are some COVID-19 updates.

COVID-19 Cases

Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data 2020-2021

Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data 2021-2022

No Face Coverings on Buses

"Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs."

Free COVID-19 Testing Site

Ashley Square Mall

Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thank you for your continued partnership these past two years. As challenging as they have been, the teamwork, kindness, innovation, and flexibility shown by all have allowed us to to keep our schools safe and open.

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Updates January 26, 2022

January 26, 2022

Evergreen Families,

Please see COVID-19 updates below.

Flathead City-County Health Department Press Release

Memo to Schools Regarding Quarantine 1-26-2022

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Snappy's Parking Lot (anticipates reopening end of week)
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Ashley Square Mall
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to keep our schools safe and open. 

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Testing Updates January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Evergreen Families,

As you know, late last summer eight school districts in the Flathead Valley collaborated on a Montana state funded grant through the Governor's office to establish COVID-19 Rapid testing sites. Numerous students, staff, and their families have utilized these free testing sites over the past several months. We project that our combined grant funds will allow our clinics to operate as normal through May. 

However, over the next few days, we expect a shortage of available tests at our free testing sites. The surge in active COVID-19 cases and increased demand for testing have created a temporary national shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests. Last Friday, we began limiting free testing at our sites to just staff and students. Even with limited testing, we will likely run out of available tests for students today, but we hope to resume testing for students on Thursday or Friday of this week, as we are expecting a delivery of tests soon.  As a reminder, we ask that students and staff please stay home if they are feeling sick.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Snappy's Parking Lot
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Ashley Square Mall
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Flathead County Fairgrounds - 4H Building
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Also, each residential household in the U.S. may order one set of four (4) free at-home tests from COVID Home Tests | USPS. Orders expect to be shipped in late January. 

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to keep our schools safe and open. 

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Updates January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

Evergreen Families,

Please see the updated Isolation and Quarantine Memo to Schools from the Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD). You may also check the FCCHD website for additional information.

As a reminder, free testing/screening for COVID-19 is available as updated below. Testing will not take place without parent/guardian approval. 

Snappy's Parking Lot
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Ashley Square Mall
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Flathead County Fairgrounds - 4H Building
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Updates January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

Evergreen Families,

Happy New Year, and welcome back! Below are some important updates.

COVID-19 Updates

  • We remain in Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases

  • We continue to follow Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD) guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools. Please check with FCCHD for updated guidance.

  • We ask that students and staff please stay home if they are sick.

  • Please check our website COVID-19 Plans and Update Center regularly for updates.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for individuals ages 5 and older. The Evergreen Cares Clinic located at East Evergreen Elementary School is offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday mornings. Evergreen families may call to schedule an appointment at 406-607-4900. Vaccine Appointments are also available through the Flathead City-County Health Department.

  • Free testing/screening for COVID-19 is available as updated below. Testing will not take place without parent/guardian approval. 

Snappy's Parking Lot
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Ashley Square Mall
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Flathead County Fairgrounds - 4H Building
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards,
Laurie

Happy Holidays and Updates

December 17, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We'd like to say a special thank you to our Evergreen students, families, staff, and community. Our work together continues to support our students and their success. We wish all of you a safe, healthy, and enjoyable holiday season!

Below are a few updates:

Holiday Break

Students and staff will be out of school December 18-January 2 and will return on Monday, January 3, 2022.

COVID-19 Updates

  • For the first time since school began this year, last week we had zero positive cases reported on campus, and we currently have zero active cases reported on campus this week.

  • Our updated Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for COVID-19, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic and our updated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Plan, which is also referenced and explained in the first plan above, were approved at the December 8, 2021 Board Meeting. These plans are also posted on our website for public review.

  • We remain in Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases

  • We continue to follow Flathead City-County Health Department guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools. 

  • We ask that students and staff please stay home if they are sick.

  • Please check our website COVID-19 Plans and Update Center regularly for updates.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for individuals ages 5 and older. The Evergreen Cares Clinic located at East Evergreen Elementary School is offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday mornings. Evergreen families may call to schedule an appointment at 406-607-4900. Vaccine Appointments are also available through the Flathead City-County Health Department.

  • Free testing/screening for COVID-19 is available as listed below. Testing will not take place without parent/guardian approval. 

  • East Location

  • Snappy's Parking Lot

  • Monday - Friday

  • 7:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

  • West Location

  • KidSport Parking Lot

  • Monday - Friday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

  • Central Location

  • Flathead County Fairgrounds - 4H Building

  • Monday - Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Best regards,
Laurie

FCCHD Press Release for Vaccine Clinic

November 22, 2021


Evergreen Families,

Below is a link to a Flathead City-County Health Department press release regarding an upcoming vaccine clinic.

FCCHD Press Release

The Evergreen Cares Clinic located at East Evergreen Elementary School is also offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday mornings. Evergreen families may call to schedule an appointment at 406-607-4900. 

Best regards,
Laurie

Updates to Required COVID-19 Plans November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021

Evergreen Families,

As part of the requirements for funding received to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, we are again providing information and updates on our plans and procedures. We continue to welcome and encourage your input on all plans and procedures.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Our updated Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for COVID-19, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic, will be shared and recommended for approval at the December 8, 2021 Board Meeting. We will continue to review this plan at least monthly for the foreseeable future. At the December 8, 2021 Board Meeting, we will also share and recommend approval for our updated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Plan, which is also referenced and explained in the first plan above.

  • We remain in Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases

  • We continue to follow Flathead City-County Health Department guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools. 

  • We ask that students and staff please stay home if they are sick.

  • Please check our website COVID-19 Plans and Update Center regularly for updates.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for individuals ages 5 and older. The Evergreen Cares Clinic located at East Evergreen Elementary School is offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday mornings. Evergreen families may call to schedule an appointment at 406-607-4900. Vaccine Appointments are also available through the Flathead City-County Health Department.

  • Free testing/screening for COVID-19 is available as listed below. Testing will not take place without parent/guardian approval. 

  • East Location

  • Snappy's Parking Lot

  • Monday - Friday

  • 7:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. AND 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

  • West Location

  • KidSport Parking Lot

  • Monday - Friday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AND 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

  • Central Location

  • Flathead County Fairgrounds - 4H Building

  • Monday - Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards
Laurie

Evergreen School District Updates November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We have wrapped up the first quarter of school and continue to be thankful to serve over 700 students in our community!

Website and Social Media

  • For the most up-to-date District information, please see our District website.

  • You may also download an app for the District website on your phone by clicking on the link at the bottom of the homepage on the website or by searching in the Apple or Android App Store for Evergreen School District (you'll see our logo).

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (click on icons at the bottom of this message).

COVID-19 Updates

  • We continue to welcome and encourage your input on our Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans COVID-19, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic. We will continue to review this plan at least monthly for the foreseeable future.

  • We remain in Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases

  • We continue to follow Flathead City-County Health Department guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools. 

  • We ask that students and staff please stay home if they are sick.

  • Please check our website COVID-19 Plans and Update Center regularly for updates.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available for individuals ages 5 and older. The Evergreen Cares Clinic located at East Evergreen Elementary School is offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday mornings beginning November 18. Evergreen families may call to schedule an appointment at 406-607-4900. Vaccine Appointments are also available through the Flathead City-County Health Department.

  • Please reach out to individual schools or the District office with any questions you may have.

Upcoming Dates

November 11: Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4-7pm – Full Day Student Attendance

November 17: Parent/Teacher Conferences – 8:30-11:30 am, 12-4 pm, 5-7 pm – No School 

November 23: Early Release 1:45 pm East, 2:00 pm JH,CR

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 8: Early Release 1:45 pm East, 2:00 pm JH,CR

December 20-31: Christmas Break – No School

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support.

Best regards,
Laurie

PACK After School Support

October 19, 2021

Evergreen Families,

The Evergreen School District is excited to announce a new after school academic support program called PACK. PACK is designed to offer students, on a voluntary basis, the opportunity for academic tutoring and support with classwork, school projects, independent learning, and homework. PACK will be a structured setting, and students will be expected to follow school guidelines.

The first day of PACK will be on Monday, October 25. PACK will meet in the school library of each building at the times listed below. Upon the completion of PACK each day, staff will escort students to the front doors of the school where we ask that students are picked up promptly. There will be no PACK on early release days, holidays, PIR days, or Parent Teacher Conference Days.

Dates and Times

East Evergreen Elementary School
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
3:10-4:10 p.m. in the Library

 Evergreen Junior High School
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Library

 Evergreen Crossroads Program
Included during Regular School Day

 We are excited to be able to offer this new opportunity for our students and look forward to supporting their academic needs!

Best regards,
Laurie

Free COVID-19 Testing Available

October 6, 2021

Evergreen Families,

In partnership with each other, several Flathead Valley schools and the Evergreen School District are excited to announce the availability of free testing/screening for COVID-19 beginning Monday, October 11. In an effort to accommodate family schedules, the schools will have three COVID-19 testing sites available for staff, students, and parents. The tests available include BinaxNow rapid test and PCR COVID-19 screening tests.  

Having these three off campus testing sites available will allow us to quickly diagnose and process confirmed COVID-19 positive cases.  Additionally, while operating within the updated CDC guidelines, we will be able to test quarantined individuals. This testing could shorten quarantine time and give quarantined individuals the ability to return to school or work sooner.

We have identified three testing sites, which we hope will provide easy accessibility for families from all of our districts. Our intent is to provide an "East," a "Northwest," and a "Central" testing site at a variety of before work, after work, and weekend hours in order to accommodate busy family schedules. 

Beginning Monday, October 11, testing will be available at the following sites and times:

  • East Location
    Snappy's Parking Lot


    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. AND 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

  • West Location


    KidSport Parking Lot


    Monday - Friday


    7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AND 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

  • Central Location


    Flathead County Fairgrounds - 4H Building


    Monday - Saturday


    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Testing will not take place without parent/guardian approval. We hope you find these additional testing options helpful for your family. Each testing site will have additional information for you based on the results and circumstances of each person's COVID-19 test.

Best regards,
Laurie

Evergreen School District Updates September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We are excited to have completed the first two weeks of school! We have welcomed over 700 students and are excited to continue to offer academics; socialization; breakfast and lunch; social, emotional, and mental health services; athletics; arts; and activities!

Website and Social Media

For the most up-to-date District information, please see our updated District website. You may also download an app for the District website on your phone by clicking on the link at the bottom of the homepage on the website or by searching in the Apple or Android App Store for Evergreen School District (you'll see our logo). You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (click on icons at the bottom of this message).

COVID-19 Safe Return to Schools and Continuity of Services Plan

At the June 9, 2021 Evergreen School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved our plan to safely reopen schools and provide continuity of services to students. You may read the full plan here: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans COVID-19. We continue to welcome and encourage your input on our plan, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic. We will continue to review this plan at least monthly for the foreseeable future.

COVID-19 Operational Phase III

We are currently in Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases. Phase III, among other things,

  • Makes face coverings at the discretion of each individual.

  • The Evergreen School District will not be mandating masks at this time but strongly recommends that individuals refer to state and federal guidelines and consult with their healthcare provider regarding face coverings. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently recommends universal indoor masking for all school teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. 

  • All students and staff will be required to wear face coverings on district school buses, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement is a federal mandate for public transportation, including public school buses. The Evergreen School District will comply with any federal, state, or county health mandates. 

  • Staff, students, and families are asked to be respectful of others relating to individual choices regarding face coverings. Allegations of harassment directed toward masked or unmasked individuals will be promptly investigated and subject to discipline in accordance with District policy. 

  • Our priority is keeping our schools open and maintaining in-person instruction. Thus, if active COVID-19 cases increase to the point of threatening school closures, the superintendent has authority to implement additional mitigation strategies, including a requirement for face coverings in identified buildings as warranted. 

  • Supports a layered approach to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including: 

  • Vaccinations (not required)

  • Face coverings (not required)

  • Maximizing physical distancing to the greatest extent possible

  • Teaching and encouraging regular hand washing

  • Additional cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing

  • Increased air filtration

  • Providing illness and temperature screening when needed

  • Encouraging staff and students to stay home when feeling ill

  • Maintaining grade level student cohorts as much as possible, minimizing mixed groups


COVID-19 Isolations and Quarantines

The Evergreen School District will follow Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD) guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools.  If a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, directives will be given by the FCCHD. If your child is isolated or quarantined, please contact your child's school to set up learning opportunities for the time your child is not on campus; if your child needs a Chromebook at home to help complete learning opportunities, please be sure to let your child's school know of this need when you call.

COVID-19 Health Screenings

Please stay home if you are sick. BEFORE arriving on an Evergreen campus school site, parents, students, and staff should ask themselves the following questions about anyone who will be arriving on campus:

  • Is my temperature 100.0 or higher?  

  • Has my temperature been 100.0 or higher in the past 24 hours?

  • Do I have any symptoms of illness?  

    These may be but are not limited to: coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest or nasal congestion, earache, swollen glands, new loss of taste or smell.

If you answer YES to any of the following, please stay home and seek healthcare provider guidance if symptoms worsen or you need treatment. Please also note that symptom screening may be performed by any staff member as well once a student arrives on campus.

COVID-19 Indicators Updates

Beginning next week, the District will post COVID-19 indicators updates on our website each Wednesday (instead of sending school and family notifications and sending weekly emails). With the current number of cases in the county, there is often difficulty in confirming cases, and we want to make sure we only share out accurate, confirmed information. Please check our website COVID-19 Plans and Update Center regularly for updates. You may also reach out to individual schools or the District office with any questions you may have.

Thank you again for your continued partnership and support. We look forward to a great year together!

Best regards,
Laurie

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

August 27, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We are excited to welcome students to the 2021-2022 school year!

Website and Social Media

For the most up-to-date District information, please see our updated District website. You may also download an app for the District website on your phone by clicking on the link at the bottom of the homepage on the website or by searching in the Apple or Android App Store for Evergreen School District (you'll see our logo). You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (click on icons at the bottom of this message).


COVID-19 Operational Phase III

We are currently in Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases. Phase III, among other things,

  • Makes face coverings at the discretion of each individual.

  • The Evergreen School District will not be mandating masks at this time but strongly recommends that individuals refer to state and federal guidelines and consult with their healthcare provider regarding face coverings. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently recommends universal indoor masking for all school teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. 

  • All students and staff will be required to wear face coverings on district school buses, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement is a federal mandate for public transportation, including public school buses. The Evergreen School District will comply with any federal, state, or county health mandates. 

  • Staff, students, and families are asked to be respectful of others relating to individual choices regarding face coverings. Allegations of harassment directed toward masked or unmasked individuals will be promptly investigated and subject to discipline in accordance with District policy. 

  • Our priority is keeping our schools open and maintaining in-person instruction. Thus, if active COVID-19 cases increase to the point of threatening school closures, the superintendent has authority to implement additional mitigation strategies, including a requirement for face coverings in identified buildings as warranted. 

  • Supports a layered approach to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including: 

  • Vaccinations (not required)

  • Face coverings (not required)

  • Maximizing physical distancing to the greatest extent possible

  • Teaching and encouraging regular hand washing

  • Additional cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing

  • Increased air filtration

  • Providing illness and temperature screening when needed

  • Encouraging staff and students to stay home when feeling ill

  • Maintaining grade level student cohorts as much as possible, minimizing mixed groups

COVID-19 Isolations and Quarantines

Please see updated Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD) Isolation and Quarantine Protocols for Schools 8-24-2021The Evergreen School District will follow FCCHD guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools. 

Thank you again for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing our 1st-8th grade students on the first day of school on Monday, August 30!

Best regards,

Laurie

Evergreen School District Updates August 2021

August 12, 2021

Evergreen Families,

As we prepare to begin another successful school year, we are still very mindful of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our communities. However, we are also hopeful that we will have a more traditional school experience this year. With that goal in mind, we want to update you on our current plans, realizing that our plans may need to change based on school and community needs.

The health and safety of our staff, students, and community remain our top priority. In collaboration with school leaders in the Flathead Valley and our COVID Advisory Council (COVID Advisory Council Letter), we continue to closely monitor our county data and will continue discussing developing guidance and recommendations that we receive from federal, state, and local health authorities.  

Safe Return to Schools and Continuity of Services Plan

At the June 9, 2021 Evergreen School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved our plan to safely reopen schools and provide continuity of services to students. You may read the full plan here: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans COVID-19. We continue to welcome and encourage your input on our plan, including our plans for allocating federal funds received as a result of the pandemic. We will continue to review this plan at least monthly for the foreseeable future.

Operational Phase III

At the June 9, 2021 Evergreen School District Board of Trustees meeting, you will also notice that on page 8 of the above plan, the board approved moving the District to Phase III of our COVID-19 Operational Phases. Currently, we remain in Phase III, and we hope to be able to open school in Phase III. Phase III, among other things,

  • Makes face coverings at the discretion of each individual.

The Evergreen School District will not be mandating masks at this time but strongly recommends that individuals refer to state and federal guidelines and consult with their healthcare provider regarding face coverings. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently recommends universal indoor masking for all school teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. 

All students and staff will be required to wear face coverings on district school buses, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement is a federal mandate for public transportation, including public school buses. The Evergreen School District will comply with any federal, state, or county health mandates. 

Staff, students, and families are asked to be respectful of others relating to individual choices regarding face coverings. Allegations of harassment directed toward masked or unmasked individuals will be promptly investigated and subject to discipline in accordance with District policy. 

Our priority is keeping our schools open and maintaining in-person instruction. Thus, if active COVID-19 cases increase to the point of threatening school closures, the superintendent has authority to implement additional mitigation strategies, including a requirement for face coverings in identified buildings as warranted. 

Supports a layered approach to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including: 

  • Vaccinations (not required)

  • Face coverings (not required)

  • Maximizing physical distancing to the greatest extent possible

  • Teaching and encouraging regular hand washing

  • Additional cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing

  • Increased air filtration

  • Providing illness and temperature screening when needed

  • Encouraging staff and students to stay home when feeling ill

  • Maintaining grade level student cohorts as much as possible, minimizing mixed groups

  • Requiring isolation and quarantines when deemed necessary (in collaboration with Flathead City-County Health Department)

  • Maintaining deputized contact tracers on school staff

COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures for 2021-2022

Our COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures continue to be in effect and will continue to be updated if and as needed.  

COVID-19 Isolations and Quarantines

Protocols related to COVID-19 isolations and quarantines (COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Protocols) remain in effect for the 2021-2022 school year. These protocols are established by the CDC and required by the Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD). Current protocols include some updates based on vaccination status. The Evergreen School District will support FCCHD guidance and direction regarding isolation and quarantine of affected individuals within our schools. 

In-Person Instruction

Fully maximizing the highest quality in-person instruction will be our focus this year. As a result, the full remote learning plan that was in place last year will not be offered this year. Accommodations will be extended to students and staff who are required to stay home due to COVID-19 related reasons.

We remain focused on our mission to enable students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners by ensuring quality instruction in a nurturing environment. We are hopeful that our plan will provide an appropriate level of safety and respect within our school community while also allowing for a return to a more traditional school year for our school communities.  We will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity within our schools and adjust our plans if and as needed.  

We continue to be grateful for the support and respect our community has shown over the past 17 months of this global pandemic. We look forward to our continued partnership, and we thank you for your support as we continue to navigate COVID-19 and its impact on our schools and communities.

We look forward to seeing our students and families at Student Experience Day on Friday, August 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and our students on the first day of school on Monday, August 30!

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Plans and Updates, Move to Phase III, Summer Lunch, Health Clinic

June 10, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We did it! Thank you to everyone for helping ensure that our students had access to in-person, on-site learning for 177 of 177 days this year, an impressive accomplishment in this unprecedented year.

Safe Return to Schools and Continuity of Services Plan

At last night's regularly scheduled board meeting, the board approved our plan that is required to be posted on our website that shows we have a plan to safely reopen schools and provide continuity of services to students. It is required as part of receiving some of our federal ESSER funding. Since we already opened and provided continuous services, it's more of a summary of what we've done with a few future items. You may read the full plan here: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans COVID-19 Summary 2020-2021 School Year

Moving to Operational Phase III

You will also notice that on page 8 of the above plan, the board approved moving the District to Phase III of our Operational Phases (see page 6 of COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures), which is effectively immediately and is in place for all summer school activities. Phase III, among other things,

  • Makes Face Coverings at Discretion of Each Individual

  • Requires Continued Additional Hand Washing

  • Requires Continued Increased Physical Distancing (traditional instructional strategies with maximized spacing)

  • Requires Continued Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Allows that Administration May Move Back and Forth between Phases Based on Current Indicators

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending June 5, 2021

Summer Meal Program

We will again have the Summer Meal Program in Evergreen! It will be Monday through Friday each week June 16-August 20 (except July 5 due to holiday).

  • Evergreen Junior High School Parking Lot: 11:00-11:15 a.m.

  • Sheriff's Posse Parking Lot: 11:20-11:35 a.m.

Evergreen Cares Health Clinic

Evergreen Cares Clinic, a service of Greater Valley Health Center, is your partner in health. We are open this summer at Evergreen Junior High School June 14-July 26 on most Mondays and Thursdays. We will be back to our clinic at East Evergreen Elementary School in August. Call 406-607-4900 for an appointment. The clinic provides immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, and more. We’re open for Evergreen families, too! See more at Evergreen Cares Clinic Summer 2021 Information.

With the start of summer, we'll be taking a break from our weekly COVID-19 updates. Thank you for partnering with us during this challenging year. We wish you a safe, healthy, and happy summer break, and we'll see our students back on Monday, August 30!

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update June 2, 2021

June 2, 2021

Evergreen Families,

 We're almost there--four days to go before we've completed a full year of on-site learning during a global pandemic. Thanks for all of your efforts that have made it possible!

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

COVID-19 Vaccines

All Montanans aged 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine appointments. If you are interested in receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine, please submit an online vaccine request form, and a Flathead City-County Health Department staff member will call to schedule your vaccination appointment. All COVID-19 vaccine patients who are minors will need consent from a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccine.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending May 29, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

On behalf of the entire staff and the Board of Trustees of the Evergreen School District, we thank you for your continued support this year and wish you and your family a safe, healthy, and happy summer.

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Update May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Looking for something fun and educational to do this summer? Check out the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Lemonade Day Program!

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending May 22, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We're almost there! Year end activities are beginning, and we're excited to celebrate a successful year with all of our students in the coming weeks.

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending May 15, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We have 18 school days to go before we begin our Summer Experience for different opportunities for students as needed. You'll receive information from different programs for which your student may qualify.

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending May 8, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We'd like to give another big shout out to all of the great Evergreen staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7! Please join us in sharing your appreciation. A short note or other token of appreciation can go a long way in letting others know we appreciate them!

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending May 1, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a notification from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions 

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021

Evergreen Families,

National Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 3-7. We are so thankful to all of our Evergreen staff for the work they do with students each day. Please join us in sharing your appreciation. A short note or other token of appreciation can go a long way in letting others know we appreciate them!

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending April 24, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Thanks for your continued partnership during this challenging year. We are currently planning for summer programming, including Fitness Team and Altacare, and we will share more on those and other summer experience opportunities in the coming weeks.

Mitigation Efforts

  • Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending April 10, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Let's keep it up!

Mitigation Efforts

  • Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending April 10, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Let's try this again! The wrong link was inserted in the last email. But, it's still 4th quarter, the sun is still shining, and we're still in school 

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending April 3, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful and enjoyable spring break! In a year that has been filled with many challenges and unprecedented times, it's exciting to see spring arriving, the sun shining, and 4th quarter right around the corner. Our 3rd quarter ends next Tuesday, April 6, and we look forward to a strong finish with our staff and students!

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending March 27, 2021

Thank you for your continued proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending March 13, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

We wish you all a safe, healthy, happy, and well deserved spring break!

Best regards,
Laurie

 

Wednesday Early Releases, 2021-2022 Calendar, Perception Survey

March 11, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Early Release Wednesdays Approved

Based on continued staff and student needs during this pandemic, at the board meeting last night, the board of trustees approved early release Wednesdays through the end of the school year.

District Calendar Approved

Also at the board meeting last night, the board of trustees approved our District Calendar 2021-2022.

Annual Parent and Guardian Perception Survey

If you have not already, please complete the Parent and Guardian Perception Survey by this Friday, March 12, 2021. Each family should complete this survey just once, even if you have multiple children in different schools within the district. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to continuing to work together to help our district grow.

Thank you for your continued partnership during this past year that has brought so many changes and challenges. This year has also brought many innovations and successes, and we continue to celebrate having school onsite available for all students. Today marks 120 days with our buildings open this year! Thank you all for making it possible.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update March 10, 2021

March 10. 2021

Evergreen Families,

Annual Parent and Guardian Perception Survey

If you have not already, please complete the Parent and Guardian Perception Survey by this Friday, March 12, 2021. Each family should complete this survey just once, even if you have multiple children in different schools within the district. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to continuing to work together to help our district grow.

Early Release Wednesdays

Based on continued staff and student needs during this pandemic, at the board meeting this evening, we will be recommending to the board of trustees that early release Wednesdays continue through the end of the school year.

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe 

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending March 6, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update March 3, 2021 and Early Release Wednesdays 

March 3, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Early Release Wednesdays

Based on continued staff and student needs during this pandemic, at the March 10 board meeting, we will be recommending to the board of trustees that early release Wednesdays continue through the end of the school year.

Evergreen Cares Clinic

The health clinic is available to Evergreen staff and all students enrolled in the Evergreen School District: Evergreen Cares Clinic Information.

Hours of Operation:

       Mondays: 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

       Thursdays: 8:20–11:20 a.m.

Schedule a Visit:

       751-8113: Flathead Community Health Center (to make an appointment)

       751-1116: Evergreen Cares Clinic (during operational hours)

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending February 27, 202 

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

East Evergreen Elementary Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions 

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

Evergreen Families 

We continue to be very grateful that we have been able to keep our buildings open for on-site learning, meals, socialization, activites, athletics, physical activity, music, arts, etc. Let's keep up the good work 

Addition Hand Washing

Wash hands regularly with warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Increased Physical Distancing

Students should keep as much distance as possible between them given the setting.

Proper Wearing of Face Coverings

The mask or face shield being worn should completely cover the mouth and nose.

Additional Disinfecting

Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending February 20, 202 

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Here's to being OPEN for 109 days and looking forward to staying OPEN for the next 68!

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe 

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending February 13, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

East Evergreen Elementary Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification February 13, 2021

February 13, 2021

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts Remain in Place

February 11, 2021

Evergreen Families and Staff

As you are probably aware, Governor Gianforte announced yesterday that he will be making changes to the statewide mask mandate as early as tomorrow.  Additionally, we received confirmation this afternoon from the Governor’s Office that "the upcoming directive allows local jurisdictions, including local school boards, to implement their own mask requirements."

In collaboration with the Evergreen School District Board of Trustees, the Flathead City-County Health Director, and school leaders throughout the valley, we unanimously support continued safety protocols within our schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  

As previously approved by the Board of Trustees, we will continue with all COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including the face covering requirement.  We recognize and respect that there are varying viewpoints on this issue.  As school leaders, we are in a very challenging and sensitive position when making decisions concerning the health and safety of our staff and students. We view requiring face coverings within our schools as an issue of public health and safety.

Our rationale for continuing all mitigation efforts include:

  • School staff, as essential workers, are no longer included in tier 1A and 1B for vaccinations.  Removing the mask mandate when our school essential workers have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated presents additional risk to staff and students.

  • Student and staff safety continue to be our number one priority. Mitigation of spread allows our schools to remain open, allows our parents to work, and keeps our economy up and running.

  • Current school district data demonstrate that the mitigation efforts significantly reduce the spread and transmission of the Coronavirus when compared to the County.

  • According to the Health Department, almost all cases of COVID-19 in schools represent transmission from outside of the school setting due to the mitigation strategies that are currently in place.

  • Schools often have “captive” audiences and difficulty maintaining social distancing.  In addition, students and staff have a prolonged exposure time, which separates schools from regular businesses. 

Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to keep our schools open and to keep our students and staff safe.  The risks associated with COVID-19 are continually being weighed with the potentially greater consequences for our students, families, and community if our schools are closed. Therefore, we are doing everything we can to safely keep our schools open.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending February 6, 202 

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Evergreen Cares Clinic

The health clinic is available to Evergreen staff and all students enrolled in the Evergreen School District. You can find more details here: Evergreen Cares Clinic Information. If you have additional questions, please contact the Flathead Community Health Center at 751-8113.

Hours of Operation:

       Mondays: 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

       Thursdays: 8:20–11:20 a.m.

Schedule a Visit:

       751-8113: Flathead Community Health Center (to make an appointment)

       751-1116: Evergreen Cares Clinic (during operational hours)

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending January 30, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

 Evergreen Families,

 Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending January 23, 2021

 Evergreen Cares Clinic

We are excited to announce the opening of the Evergreen Cares Clinic, a service of Flathead Community Health Center, located at the back of East Evergreen Elementary School. The clinic is available to Evergreen staff and students enrolled in the Evergreen School District and will begin providing services on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Please carefully read this document regarding accessing the clinic: Evergreen Cares Clinic Information. If you have additional questions, please contact the Flathead Community Health Center at 751-8113 

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

Evergreen Cares Clinic

January 21, 2021

Evergreen Families,

We are excited to announce the opening of the Evergreen Cares Clinic, a service of Flathead Community Health Center, located at the back of East Evergreen Elementary School.

The clinic will be available to Evergreen staff and students enrolled in the Evergreen School District and will begin providing services on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Please carefully read this document regarding accessing the clinic: Evergreen Cares Clinic Information 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Flathead Community Health Center at 751-8113.

We look forward to being able to better support the healthcare needs of our staff and students.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions 

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Early Release Wednesdays

Based on continued staff and student needs during this pandemic, at the January 13 board meeting the board of trustees approved additional early release Wednesdays through the end of third quarter (through Wednesday, March 31). 

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending January 16, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

Early Release Wednesdays and Substitutes Needed

January 15, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Early Release Wednesdays

Based on continued staff and student needs during this pandemic, at the January 13 board meeting the board of trustees approved additional early release Wednesdays through the end of third quarter (through Wednesday, March 31). 

Substitutes Needed

The Evergreen School District is in need of substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, food services staff, custodians, and bus drivers. If you are or if anyone you know is interested in substituting in any of these roles, please contact Jacqueline Coorough at jcoorough@evergreensd50.com. We'd love to have you as part of our team!

Thank you for your continued support as we all work together to meet the needs of our students.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on January 13, 2021 and Early Release Today

January 13, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Welcoming Maverick Bench Home Today

As many of you know, the Kila community lost 3rd grade student Maverick Bench this week.  The Bench family is returning from Colorado together today and will be escorted home by Sheriff deputies and a fire truck convoy to Kila from Glacier Park International Airport around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. This convoy will travel down Highway 2 from the airport to Kila and will pass through our school district. While this may have some impact on traffic during our scheduled early release today, we look forward to honoring Maverick and welcoming him home one final time.

 Early Release Wednesdays

At the November 11 board meeting, the board of trustees approved additional early release days through the end of first semester (through Wednesday, January 20). Based on continued staff and student needs during this pandemic, at our regularly scheduled board meeting this evening (Wednesday, January 13), we will recommend that the board approve continued early release on Wednesdays through the end of third quarter (through Wednesday, March 31).

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending January 9, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a notification from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions 

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Continued Mitigation Efforts

January 6, 2021

Evergreen Families,

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a restful and healthy break. We are excited to welcome students and staff back to school and to 2021!

Keeping our students, staff, and community safe and healthy has been and continues to be our top priority. Our current data continues to indicate that additional health and safety practices by staff and students are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and there does not appear to be evidence of transmission of COVID-19 within our buildings.

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending January 2, 2021

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020

Evergreen Families,

We're just a few days away from a two week holiday break! Thank you again for helping us keep our buildings open the past 16 weeks of school.

Campuses Closed after Hours and during Break

As part of our COVID-19 Operational Phases, we are currently in Phase II. In Phase II, public access to schools is limited to school-related business. Please note that outside of school hours, including after school, evenings, weekends, and the upcoming break, students should not be on campus parking lots, fields, or playgrounds.

Specific to this holiday break, we will not have any students on campus for services, practices, activities, etc. Our campuses will be closed to students during the break.

Mitigation Efforts

Help us keep our buildings open!

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Cleaning and Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending December 12, 2020.

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy.

We wish you a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season and certainly look forward to 2021!

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 13, 2020

December 13, 2020

Evergreen Crossroads Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that two individuals at Evergreen Crossroads Program have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a notification from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Evergreen Crossroads Program and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Crossroads Program is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 13, 2020

December 13, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272 

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School/Crossroads/District Office has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a notification from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact 

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School/Crossroads/District Office and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School/Crossroads/District Office is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school 

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions 

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Quarantine Protocol Change

December 2, 2020

Evergreen Families,

On December 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they have changed their COVID-19 quarantine procedures. For close contacts, the prior procedure was a 14 day quarantine from last exposure to a positive case.  

The new protocol for close contacts of a positive case is as follows:

  • A ten (10) day quarantine with no symptoms and no COVID-19 test 

OR 

  • A seven (7) day quarantine with no symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test. The negative test must have been completed five days after the exposure. If the test result doesn't come back by the end of seven days, the close contact must quarantine until results come back negative or until after day 10. The test can either be a PCR test (which is primarily the test given at the hospital) or a rapid antigen test.

     

If your child is currently out on close contact quarantine and the new protocols impact his or her return date, please contact your child's school to verify the new return date.

Please keep in mind that all protocols related to a positive COVID-19 test remain the same. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, there will still be a mandatory 10 day isolation period.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we work through the evolving nature of this pandemic.  The full description of the change in protocols may be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on December 2, 2020

December 2, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Thank you for your continued support during the challenges COVID-19 continues to present. We appreciate everyone's continue focus on and attention to doing all we can to keep our buildings open for on-site learning for our students.

Mitigation Efforts

  • Our continued mitigation efforts are helping us keep our buildings open:

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending November 28, 2020.

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that three individuals at Evergreen Junior High School have tested positive for COVID-19.  These cases are not related to one another, and transmission does not appear to have occurred at school. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 29, 2020

November 29, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a notification from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272 

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that two individuals at East Evergreen Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open after the holidays for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update on November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

Evergreen Families,

During this time of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for many things but especially for the opportunity to work with our Evergreen students, families, and community. We are also grateful for your continued support during the many challenges presented by COVID-19. Below is our weekly update.

Mitigation Efforts

Our continued mitigation efforts are helping us keep our buildings open:

  • Additional Hand Washing

  • Increased Physical Distancing

  • Required Face Coverings

  • Additional Disinfecting

We plan to keep these additional health and safety practices in place for as long as necessary to help keep our students, staff, and community safe.

District Indicators

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending November 21, 2020.

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy.

We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 24, 2020

November 24, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Flathead Crossroads Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual with Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program/District Office has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program/District Office and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program/District Office is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 22, 2020

November, 22, 2020

Evergreen Junior High Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 22, 2020

November, 22, 2020 

Flathead Crossroads Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual with Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program/District Office has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program/District Office and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program/District Office is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions. 

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification November 19, 2020

November 19 ,2020

Evergreen Junior High Families 

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a notification from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020

Evergreen Families 

Keep it up, Wolverines! Let's continue to wash our hands, watch our distance, and wear our face coverings! We need your continued help to keep our school buildings open.

District Indicators

Our current data continues to indicate that additional health and safety practices by staff and students are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and there does not appear to be evidence of transmission of COVID-19 within our buildings 

You may access information regarding COVID-19 in Montana school districts here: Montana DPHHS Website. (Scroll down to "COVID-19 in Montana Schools.")

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending November 14, 2020.

On-site and Remote Learning

Our hope is to continue having staff and students on-site for learning, understanding that the following circumstances may cause us to move to remote learning for a class, grade level, school, or the full District: 

  • Staff Capacity

  • Evidence of Outbreak

  • Governor or Health Department Directive

We have no further plans other than what we have shared with you. However, it is imperative that all of us prepare for the possibility that we could have to move quickly to remote learning for a class (including due to close contact tracing), grade level, school, or the full District based on any of the circumstances listed above. If we have to move to all remote learning for students, we need to be prepared. Thus, we continue to emphasize practicing remote learning with all students, including those on-site. We need to be able to transition to and from remote learning for individual students, a class, grade level, school, or the full District as seamlessly as possible. Again, there are no current plans to transition to full remote learning for a class, grade level, school, or the full District. However, we know that could change at any moment, and we want to be prepared 

We will continue to keep you updated and informed if and when we have additional information to share. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you again for your continued work in these challenging times.

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice on November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Flathead Crossroads Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification on November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Notification November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

Evergreen Junior High School Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notice November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

East Evergreen Elementary School Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

Board Approved Early Release on Wednesdays through January 20, 2021

November 12, 2020

Evergreen Families,

At last night's board meeting, the Evergreen School District Board of Trustees approved the following:

To help continue to meet the needs of all learners, all students in the District will be dismissed early every Wednesday through the end of first semester according to our second Wednesday early release schedule (East: 1:45; Junior High/Crossroads: 2:00).  Early release Wednesdays will begin on November 18, 2020 and continue through January 20, 2021. We will re-evaluate this plan as we near the end of first semester.

Please see the Revised Calendar with Early Release Wednesdays.

Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Keep it up, Wolverines! Let's continue to wash our hands, watch our distance, and wear our face coverings! We need your continued help to keep our school buildings open.

District Indicators

Our current data continues to indicate that additional health and safety practices by staff and students are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and there does not appear to be evidence of transmission of COVID-19 within our buildings.

You may access information regarding COVID-19 in Montana school districts here: Montana DPHHS Website. (Scroll down to "COVID-19 in Montana Schools.")

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data Week Ending November 7, 2020.

Early Release Wednesdays

As a reminder, at our board meeting this evening, we will be recommending that our board of trustees approve the following proposal bolded below 

To help continue to meet the needs of all learners, beginning 2nd quarter all students in the District will be dismissed early every Wednesday through the end of first semester according to our second Wednesday early release schedule (East: 1:45; Junior High/Crossroads: 2:00). We will re-evaluate this plan as we near the end of first semester.

  • Wednesday, November 11: Traditional Second Wednesday Early Release

  • Wednesday, November 18: Begin Weekly Wednesday Early Release

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

Crossroads Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification November 2, 2020

November 2, 2020

East Evergreen Families 

Evergreen School District has been notified that two individuals at East Evergreen Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. These cases are not related to one another, and transmission does not appear to have occurred at school. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, there are no close contacts at school for either case.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification on November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

New Wednesday Early Release Recommendation and COVID-19 Update October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Tomorrow marks the last day of 1st quarter, and we are so grateful to have successfully completed the first nine weeks of school as well as many of the activities, arts, and athletics that go along with it. Continued attention to additional health and safety measures will go a long way toward keeping our school buildings open. Let's continue to wash our hands, watch our distance, and wear our face coverings!

District Indicators

Each week, we have been sharing District Indicators regarding positive COVID-19 cases and individuals in quarantine as a result of some aspect of COVID-19. Our current data continues to indicate that additional health and safety practices by staff and students are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and there does not appear to be evidence of transmission of COVID-19 within our buildings.

You may access information regarding COVID-19 in Montana school districts here: Montana DPHHS Website. (Scroll down to "COVID-19 in Montana Schools.")

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data October 29, 2020.

On-Site Learning

Our hope is to continue having staff and students on-site for learning, understanding that the following circumstances may cause us to move to remote learning for a class, grade level, school, or the full District:

  • Staff Capacity

  • Evidence of Outbreak

  • Governor or Health Department Directive

Early Release Wednesdays

For the last few years, our students have been released early on the second Wednesday of each month to allow for professional development for our staff.

With the challenges presented by COVID-19 and trying to meet the needs of both on-site and remote learners, our teachers are working harder than ever. At our November 11 board meeting, we will be recommending that our board of trustees approve the following proposal highlighted in red font below:

To help continue to meet the needs of all learners, beginning 2nd quarter all students in the District will be dismissed early every Wednesday through the end of first semester according to our second Wednesday early release schedule (East: 1:45; Junior High/Crossroads: 2:00). We will re-evaluate this plan as we near the end of first semester.

  • Wednesday, November 4: Parent Teacher Conference Day (no school)

  • Wednesday, November 11: Traditional Second Wednesday Early Release

  • Wednesday, November 18: Begin Weekly Wednesday Early Release

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Notification October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

Evergreen Junior High School Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact 

At this time, Evergreen Junior High School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Junior High School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Update October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Thanks to everyone for your continued attention to additional health and safety measures. Let's continue to wash our hands, watch our distance, and wear our face coverings!

You may access information regarding COVID-19 in Montana school districts here: Montana DPHHS Website. (Scroll down to "COVID-19 in Montana Schools.")

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data October 23, 2020.

It is important for all of us to continue monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19. A great resource is the Montana Outbreak Response Protocols: K–12 distributed by the Governor's Office 

Thank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy.

Stay healthy, safe, and warm out there!

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Notification October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Flathead Evergreen Crossroads Program is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Notification October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

East Evergreen Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at East Evergreen Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on campus on October 13. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, East Evergreen Elementary School and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. East Evergreen Elementary School is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272 

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Update October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Keep it up, Wolverines! Our efforts of regularly washing hands, physically distancing, and wearing face coverings are working in our schools. Our current data continues to indicate that these additional practices by staff and students are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and there does not appear to be evidence of transmission of COVID-19 within our buildings, even as the spread in the county has increased in recent weeks. 

You may access information regarding COVID-19 in Montana school districts here: Montana DPHHS Website. (Scroll down to "COVID-19 in Montana Schools.")

You may access the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in the Evergreen School District here: Evergreen School District COVID-19 Data October 16, 2020.

It is important for all of us to continue monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19. A great resource is the Montana Outbreak Response Protocols: K–12 distributed by the Governor's Office.

We continue to meet and discuss our practices and current data with school leaders in the Flathead Valley, the Flathead City-County Health Department, and Kalispell Regional Healthcare and will continue to do so throughout this pandemicThank you again for all of your proactive efforts to help keep our students, staff, and community healthy. And, remember to WWW! Help protect yourself and others, Wolverines!

  • Wash your hands!

  • Watch your distance!

  • Wear your face covering!

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 School Advisory Council Update October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020

Evergreen Families,

As we near the midpoint of the fall semester, we are thankful to our students, families, and staff for their patience during this very unusual school year. Our school leaders have worked diligently to implement precautions on school campuses, which have helped protect our students and staff. We are grateful for their work and for our staff and students who have honored the new guidelines and procedures aimed at keeping them safe. 

However, the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Flathead County is concerning to all of us. While we can continue to implement preventive measures within our campus environments, we cannot do so outside the walls of our schools. We need your help. The decisions all of us make each day have the power to make a difference in this pandemic. There are steps all of us can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Protect others from infection. If you are sick, stay at home. If your children are sick, keep them home from school. Call the 24-hour hotline (406-890-7272) with any questions or guidance on testing sites.

  • If your children have been placed in quarantine, please keep them at home.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.

  • Wear a face covering in public spaces and change it daily.

  • Give each other six feet of personal space and reconsider attending or hosting large gatherings. 

Practiced collectively, these precautions can help change the course of this pandemic, especially if practiced outside of school as well as in school. Please help us stop the surge, reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community, and keep our schools safely open.

Thank you, again, for your continued support,

The COVID-19 School Advisory Council:

Micah Hill, Superintendent, Kalispell

Dave Wick, Superintendent, Columbia Falls

Dave Means, Superintendent, Whitefish

Laurie Barron, Superintendent, Evergreen

Matt Jensen, Superintendent, Bigfork

Jeremy Marsh, Head of School, Stillwater Christian School

Bill Sullivan, Director of Operational Accountability, Kalispell Public Schools

Andy Maheras, Superintendent/Principal, Helena Flats School  

Teresa Litchfield, Parent and Epidemiologist

Tamalee Robinson, Flathead City-County Health Department 

Kerry Knuckles, Flathead City-County Health Department

Brittany Coburn, NP-C, School-Based Clinic, North Valley Hospital

Ryan Pitts, RN, Kalispell Regional Healthcare Chief Nursing Officer

Craig Lambrecht, MD, Kalispell Regional Healthcare President and CEO

 

Best regards,
Laurie

COVID-19 Notification

October 11, 2020

Evergreen Flathead Crossroads Program Families,

Evergreen School District has been notified that an individual at Evergreen Flathead Crossroads Program has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test was confirmed on October 10. According to the Flathead City-County Health Department, all close contacts have been notified. If you are receiving this message and have not received a call from the health department, then your child has not been identified as a close contact.

At this time, Evergreen Flathead Crossroads Program and the Evergreen School District are still operating, and no additional restrictions are in place from the Flathead City-County Health Department. Evergreen Flathead Crossroads Program is open for all staff and students not under quarantine restrictions. 

Please note that we will strictly adhere to privacy laws during a health pandemic outbreak and will not disclose identifiable information of those who have been affected.  We recommend that any person who feels sick seek out a medical provider for specific instructions.

School officials will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.

For further consultation or questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 24-Hour Call Center at (406) 890-7272.

Best regards,
Laurie

 

COVID-19 Update October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020

Evergreen Families,

Our goal is to provide you with a weekly update, specifically if we have any changes in our data or operations.

We continue to be very appreciative of our staff and students who continue to work hard to regularly wash hands, physically distance, wear face coverings, and help with overall improved sanitation processes. These efforts are working! Our current data continues to indicate that these additional practices by staff and students are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and there does not appear to be evidence of transmission of COVID-19 within our buildings, even as the spread in the county has increased in recent weeks. 

The more our staff, students, families, and community practice safety measures outside of school (regularly wash hands, physically distance, wear face coverings), the less likely COVID-19 will spread and the more likely we are to be able to keep our school buildings open for our students.   

Please note that the CDC recommends that "masks should be washed after every day of use and/or before being used again, or if visibly soiled." Please review the CDC's guidance on How to Wash Masks.

You may access information regarding COVID-19 in Montana school districts here: