Top Graduates in Chehalis, Centralia; More In-Person Learning in Chehalis; NW Pediatrics Doctor Hosting Vaccine Q&A for Toledo; Napavine K-5 Registration Open

May 17 – Editor’s Note: Education Briefly is a new weekly feature from The Chronicle. Every Tuesday reporter Eric Rosane will summarize news from the local education scene. He can be reached at [email protected]

Chehalis third graders return to the classroom four days a week from Monday

The Chehalis School District third graders were the last cohort to return to four days of face-to-face classes per week on Monday.

Kindergarten teachers were the first Chehalis group to implement the schedule. In late April, the district first graders returned. First graders didn’t start until May 3rd.

In order to be able to teach all students personally again next fall, the district has to hire more bus drivers. The district, like many in the region, is facing a shortage of school bus drivers.

NW Pediatrics Doctor Hosting Zoom Questions and Answers for Toledo Parents with COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

Dr. Maria Huang of the Northwest Pediatric Center will host a vaccine presentation and question-and-answer session for parents in the Toledo School District on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30 pm.

“She will be able to answer questions about the vaccines for people who remain concerned about safety and effectiveness. She will also be able to answer questions about vaccinations for children aged 12 and over,” said in a post on the district’s Facebook page for a link to the meeting.

In PSA Video, Chehalis Superintendent Encourages Community To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

In a public announcement posted on the Lewis County government’s YouTube page, Chehalis Superintendent Christine Moloney urges all community members to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“I encourage each and every one of you to get vaccinated if you are able. We want to come together as a community, keep our schools open, our communities thrive, and see us all in normal surroundings again,” said Moloney , the parent of two school-age children, in a video posted on May 10th.

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Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can still get sick and spread the virus to others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC currently recommends people 12 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is currently the only vaccine recommended for use in children.

Napavine Kindergarten Fall Registration Opens

Kindergarten registration for Napavine Elementary School students is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.

According to a post on the Napavine School District Facebook page, parents should contact elementary school to schedule a screening appointment. Students must be 5 years old by September 1st to be eligible.

Further information and registration can be found online at www.sites.google.com/napavineschools.org/new-student-enrollment/home.

Pfizer First, Second Dose Clinic Scheduled Thursday in Lincoln Creek Lumber

Currently, registration for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open this Thursday, serving people who need either the first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinic takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Creek Lumber on 771 Market Blvd. in Chehalis, according to the Centralia School District website.

Online pre-registration is required and can be found on the district website. Centralia High School will host a first Pfizer clinic next week, Thursday, May 26th.

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