PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast TriCounty Health District is looking for a make-up date in early December to offer vaccines the community to take the place of the canceled Department of Health Care-A-Van clinic last week. We will post the date as soon as it is confirmed. The community COVID vaccine clinic will be held at Selkirk Elementary School. We would like to thank NETCHD for working hard to serve the Selkirk community!
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast TriCounty Health District is part of the "Say Yes to COVID Test" program that provides eight free at-home test kits to households in the Selkirk zip code range. Follow the link for more information: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/index.html
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: NETCHD is hosting a pediatric vaccine clinic in Colville on Friday, November 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 at Northeast TriCounty Health District, 240 E. Dominion Avenue, Colville. Please contact NETCHD for questions.
Please join us at the Cutter Theatre on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th at 7pm for the performance of two one-act shows. First, an all-middle school cast will entertain you with an uproarious performance of "13 Signs You Should Stop Being a Pirate", a laugh out loud adventure on the high seas. Next, you will enjoy the sweet tale of small town life told by a mixed cast of middle and high school students in "One Stop Light Town", a show that encourages us all to slow down and enjoy the moments that make life special.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast TriCounty Health District is partnering with Washington Department of Health's Care-A-Van team to offer another free COVID vaccination opportunity in our community on Thursday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The clinic has changed locations and will be held this time at Selkirk Elementary School. Please enter through the main doors and expect to exit through the side of the building. All those entering the building will be required to wear masks. All three vaccines will be available for people ages 12 and older.
Veterans Day Concert: While our annual Veterans Day Concert is not open to the public this year because of COVID restrictions, we will livestream this event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 10 on our Youtube channel. The concert will also be available for viewing later at this same link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8fAH_sgiLQjbeIXM-hd_5w. Thank you to music teacher, Randi Lithgow, and her students for putting together this event and special thanks to our guest speaker, Jennifer Hampson.
Community Service Announcement: 2nd Harvest and their Mobile Market will be at the Selkirk High School parking lot on Thursday, November 11th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m to distribute free produce, meat, shelf stable foods and more! No income restrictions or identification required.
The turn out for the Selkirk Middle School Fall Festival yesterday, October 29, was great! The weather nearly held. It was a fun Friday afternoon event for students! We would like to thank Teck, the Selkirk Booster Club, the Selkirk Wellness Coalition, Helene and Nathan Rasmussen, Rural Resources, Nikki & Zack Parker, Jason Lyons, Border Patrol Agent Justin Vanarsdall, Alyssa Swegle, and Customs Agent, Mike Burghammer, along with the many Selkirk staff volunteers who made this event possible!
Have a safe & happy Halloween weekend from the staff of Selkirk School District! Here's a little peek at the art supply closet at Selkirk Elementary where we found a mermaid, a farmer, one of the 3 pigs, and an artist with a canvas and an assortment of crayons!! We followed all COVID protocols during the day but the picture was taken quickly after school hours to commemorate the fun.
We'd like thank the Ione Baptist Church, Malloy Family Farms in Kettle Falls, the McIntosh family of Ione, Donny-O's Donuts (Kathy & Donny Milliren), Porter's Plaza Pizza, First Book of Pend Oreille County, and the Ione Food Court for their donations that helped make the Selkirk Elementary School Pumpkin Family Night on October 27 a little more magical! The event was held primarily outside under a beautiful, but slightly chilly autumn night, with 158 parents and children joining 18 staff members and two other community volunteers for a night of pumpkin-themed fun! Don't forget about the Baptist Church's pumpkin carving contest on October 31 in Ione.
Just a reminder that Pumpkin Family Night is tonight, Wednesday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. We are outside tonight at the elementary school, so dress warmly!
The High School is hosting a Halloween festival for grades 6-8 on Friday, October 29th from 3:00-5:00pm . Entrance fee is $1 with costume and $3 without, so come dressed in your best! Food will be available on site - $3 for hotdog, chips, and a drink. Middle School students come join in the fun and activities - see you there!
Public Service Announcement: Northeast Tri-County Health District is partnering with Washington Department of Health's Care-A-Van team to provide another COVID vaccination opportunity. The free public clinic will be held Thursday, October 28 and November 18 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. either in the Selkirk High School parking area, or if it is too cold, in the building in the music room. This is a drive-in clinic free to the public. There is a pre-registration link for the Care-A-Van clinic. Please fill it out ahead of time if you are planning on going. 10/28 Ione: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/appointment/en/client/registration?clinic_id=9181&find_label=find_location&return_to=%2Fappointment%2Fen%2Fclinic%2Fsearch Walk ups are still welcome. All 3 vaccines: Pfizer (ages 12+) Moderna (ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) will be available as initial doses, finishing a series, or as a booster dose.
Volleyball COVID Update: The volleyball game today (Saturday, October 23) at Selkirk High School has been cancelled because of COVID issues. We will notify everyone when it is rescheduled.
Please Help: You may have heard that Almira lost their school in a fire yesterday. It was a K-8 building and while they are working on a plans to move the students to other spaces within the Almira-Coulee-Hartline school district, everything inside was a total loss. Insurance will eventually cover items but in the meantime, we are taking donations of new PE shoes (sizes youth 11 to adult 8) for Almira students. We will ship them next week with a message of support, so if you would like to donate a pair of new PE shoes for Almira students, please drop them off at the elementary or high school by Tuesday, October 19.
Reminder: PICTURE RETAKES tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13! If you are not satisfied with the portraits taken in September, simply send the entire portrait package back to school tomorrow and Leo's will re-photograph the student and replace the portraits.
COVID has definitely reared its ugly head at Selkirk Elementary with three confirmed cases in second grade. In an effort to mitigate the spread, we have quarantined the remainder of the second grade class for a bit. We are offering testing to second grade students next week in hopes of seeing them return by October 11. In the meantime, we have sent learning packets home and teachers will be connecting with families for online sessions. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but hope this process stops COVID in its tracks! If you have a neighbor with a second grade family, reach out to see if they need a delivery or anything! Let's join together as a Selkirk Community and help combat COVID!
SELKIRK WATER UPDATE: The water is back on at the high school! Is that statement a little deja' vu? Well, it's true! Thanks to PUD employees John, Jeff, and Ryan along with our own maintenance man, John Cain, the system is functioning again and school is back to in-person for grades 6-12 tomorrow, Wed, Sept 29.
IMPORTANT WATER UPDATE - PLEASE READ: Selkirk High School water pump system went out overnight and early morning repairs are taking longer, so we will continue a 2nd day of remote learning in grades 6-12. No in-person school for grades 6-12 on Tuesday, Sept 28 after all. It seem that when it rains, it pours!
Selkirk Water Update: Thanks to the hard work of our maintenance and custodial staff aided by Z&Z, TECK mine employees, and other community members, we were able to repair the main water line to the high school so classes will resume in-person as normal tomorrow (Tues, Sept 28) for all students.