COVID-19 Plans & Info

This past year has been an unusual one given that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected where and how your student learns. It may have affected you in other ways too. We are asking parents/guardians to take part in a voluntary Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery survey that will help us plan for the future. To participate, please click on the survey link below.
Survey responses will be collected on May 19, 2021. Thank you for your participation!


Due to the recent changes from the Department of Health (DOH) surrounding social distancing, the Clarkston School District plans to transition to full-time, in-person instruction starting April 12, 2021. Parents, it is important that we hear from each of you. Please take the following survey to help us plan for this transition. Parent Survey - Transition to Full-time, In-person Instruction


At their regularly scheduled school board meeting held on February 8, 2021, Asotin County Health Officials, Brady Woodbury and Dr. Bob Lutz, hosted a Q&A forum on a wide variety of topics concerning schools and COVID. Please review the attached questions and answers from that meeting. Frequently Asked Questions from the School Board Meeting


In early August, families were encouraged to take a Fall student enrollment survey. The purpose of the survey was to determine which students will be attending school face-to-face and which students will be attending Clarkston Online.

Clarkston School District started school this Fall in a modified face-to-face instruction with half of the students onsite at a time. In this model only half of the students are allowed on campus at a time because of six foot distance requirements set forth by the state and CDC. For those who weren't comfortable starting in the modified face-to-face model the District provided an online option. Clarkston Online is a distance learning model supported by  Clarkston School District teachers. The District has chosen Edgenuity and Apex for the online curricula which are aligned with state standards.
Options for the Fall 2020 school year:
  • Face-to-face school (with a modified schedule, grades K-12)
  • Clarkston Online (must enroll for at least one semester, grades K-12)

We'd like to thank our families for participating in the survey and for your continued support.


During their Regular School Board Meeting on June 22, 2020, the Clarkston School District Board of Directors adopted a 2020-2021 Education Transition Plan for the reopening of schools in the fall. The chart represents possible educational delivery scenarios, from the most restrictive to the least restrictive. Information in the chart is based on Reopening Washington Schools 2020 (RWS 2020) provided by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

It is important for families to know that depending on individual circumstances, the District is willing to be flexible within these plans. Please work with your building administrator.


Welcome back to Clarkston School District! COVID-19 has been described as a fluid situation; we must adapt with the same fluidity while being prepared for the unknowns. We'd like to share with you our district-wide overview of safety measures at all Clarkston sites. Many topics concerning the daily operations of the district will be determined at your childs school and will be communicated by the principal. The purpose of this document is to guide parents to make informed decisions so that they may continue to be informed about educational options for their student for the 2020-21 school year and to prepare parents and students for district-wide safety enhancements.

Return to Learn Overview


We know families are concerned about what their child's education will look like in the fall. Our district has been working hard over the summer to create new learning environments that will help enhance and support students' success in and out of the regular classroom setting.

Although we anticipate starting face-to-face, we are also preparing for a virtual start up if necessary. Therefore, in addition to traditional, in-person education, Clarkston School District is pleased to announce the following educational opportunities for students and families as we prepare for the start of school in the Fall:

Clarkston Online:
Clarkston Online is the name of the new virtual learning program that will be supported by local teachers and staff for the school year of 2020-21. Clarkston Online will use an approved state curriculum and will allow students to work at their own pace, from home, and be a part of the Clarkston School District. If a student chooses to enroll in Clarkston Online, it will need to be for the duration of at least a semester.

Clarkston Home Alliance:
The Clarkston Home Alliance is an educational option designed for current homeschooled children and families who desire additional flexibility. The curriculum is state approved and a Clarkston teacher will provide support to students enrolled in the program. Enrollment is limited to approximately 40 students for the 2020-21 school year with a plan to expand over the next several years.


The Clarkston School District has revised its Fall 2020 Learning Plan to include additional reopening scenarios. Each model will depend on the number of new cases of COVID-19 in a 14 day window. The district plans to remain in one learning model between 4-6 weeks before recommending a change. Any change to the educational model will be based on guidance from the Department of Health (DOH), the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Washington State Governor’s office. More information on each model will be provided in future communication. The basic information is as follows:

Traditional 5 (1-3* new cases):
All students and staff participate on-site with in-person instruction five (5) days a week. This is the traditional face-to-face model with health and safety precautions (i.e., face coverings, hygiene, etc.). *The 6’ social distancing restriction would need to be removed for Traditional 5.

Modified 4 (4-15 new cases):
All students participate on-site with in-person instruction two or four (2 or 4) days a week: K-6 students attend AM/PM schedule (4 days), and 7-12 students attend an A/B schedule (2 days). Clarkston also has additional virtual and online options. Staff will be on-site for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction with safety precautions (i.e., face coverings, 6’ distancing, hygiene, etc.).

Modified 3 (16-20 new cases):
All students from Modified 2, as well as our youngest learners (K-2), and additional students in need of support participate on-site with in-person instruction three (3) days a week AM/PM (Mon, Tues, and Thur). All other students participate in distance learning. Staff will be on-site for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction with safety precautions (i.e., face coverings, 6’ distancing, hygiene, etc.).

Modified 2 (21-25 new cases):
Students in greatest need of additional support as identified through an agreed upon set of criteria participate on-site with in-person instruction two (2) days a week AM/PM. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff will be on-site for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction with safety precautions (i.e., face coverings, 6’ distancing, hygiene, etc.).

Distance 1 (More than 26 new cases)
All students participate in distance learning. Staff will be on-site to plan and deliver online instruction.

Clarkston Fall 2020 Learning Plan



Clarkston Home Alliance (CHA) is a partnership with families who have chosen in the past to educate at home and/or will continue to educate at home in future years.

Is Clarkston Home Alliance the right fit for your family? Read more


Families, for those of you who are planning for your student to attend Clarkston Online, you will need to fill out the form below and return it to your child's school as soon as possible. Copies are available at each building if you do not have access to a printer.

As a reminder, the Clarkston Online option means that your child will be working 100% online from home. Students will be working on a curriculum provided by the Clarkston School District. This curriculum will teach and assess students while working from home.

Clarkston Online Agreement and Enrollment Form

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