COVID-19 Information



January 14, 2022

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.  This update will explain the recent changes from the Washington Department of Health and share the adjustments the district must make in order to effectively serve our students and staff.

First, we have created a short cheat sheet here to help you better understand the new requirements associated with Test to Stay and quarantine requirements. We have also attached the Department of Health’s one-page cheat sheet here as an additional reference.

Here are a few updates regarding the district's testing times and protocols for COVID.  Each school will now have set times for curbside drop-in testing of students and staff.  Please pull up to the curb in front of the building and we will come out to test your children. 


UPDATED HOURS (effective 1/24/22):

Lakeside Middle School - Front Door - 8:30am-9:00am M-F

Nine Mile Falls Elementary - Gym Door - 8:30am-9:00am M-F (please call 509-340-4012 when you arrive)

District Office - Front Door - 1:00pm-2:30pm M-F

The following procedures have been put in place due to the significant increase in testing:

     We will continue to test students that are in school, with parent consent, as        needed throughout the school day at all of our schools.

     We will only contact parents/students if the test results are positive.

     We are only contacting parents of students that are a close contact to a positive.

     We are only testing students and staff members.

We are doing everything in our power to keep our schools open. We do want all of our families to know that we have a plan in place if we must close a classroom, school, or the district and move to remote learning. The Nine Mile Falls School District has an “all hands on deck” approach.  If we are forced to move to remote learning, we will communicate that with you as soon as that decision is made, and it will be for no more than 5 consecutive days. 

Depending on which school(s) your child(ren) attend(s), you may receive additional messages in the next day or two from that school as they prepare for all these possibilities. 

When you have questions about COVID-19, please check the COVID-19  tab at prior to contacting your students' school.

Thank you for your continued support,

Jeff Baerwald



The Nine Mile Falls School District is committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff.  

Please see the links below to find the latest COVID-19 guidance and protocols from the Washington State Department of Health, the Northeast Tri County Health District, Spokane Regional Health District and more.

DOH Guidance for the 2021-22 school year

Northeast Tri County Health Department

Spokane Regional Health Department

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

If you have any COVID-19 related questions, feel free to contact Amber Gregory at 509-340-4304 or Sarah Jewett at 509-340-4092.