West Valley Elementary Schools Pass YHD Surprise Inspections

Less than a week after K-2 students had been welcomed back to in-person learning, Yakima Health District officials conducted their first surprise inspection to each of West Valley’s six elementary schools. Ahtanum Valley, Apple Valley, Cottonwood, Mountainview, Summitview, and Wide Hollow all passed the YHD’s inspections and proved to be effectively implementing all safety guidelines put in place. Superintendent, Mike Brophy, is extremely proud of his team saying, “The preparation, execution, and teamwork from around the District has been nothing short of awesome, thank you everyone!”

Prior to the School District’s return to in-person learning, principles, teachers, and staff worked extremely hard to create a safe learning environment for their students. District staff adopted restrictions and guidelines recommended by the YHD and created their own safe classroom experiences. In each classroom, student desks are six-feet spaced apart and the students are required to wear cloth face masks. For recess, students have a designated play area they share with the other students in their grade. So far, teachers are very happy with how their students have been abiding by the precautionary measures put in place.

On Monday, November 2nd West Valley 3rd and 4th Grade students will return to in-person learning with similar restrictions and guidelines. For more information on the District’s Return to In-Person Learning Plan, please visit: https://www.wvsd208.org/apps/news/article/1301470