Cheney High School moves to ‘Level 2’ due to rise in COVID infections

Kid Student School Desk

CHENEY, Wash. — Cheney High School has moved to “Level 2” status due to an increase in COVID-19 infections, the school district announced Monday.

Cheney Public Schools says a school in “Level 2” will remain open, but requires more testing and quarantine measures as positive cases come in over a two-week period. All other schools in the district will stay at “Level 1” and will keep operating as usual.

This change comes as Spokane County, as well as several other counties statewide, are expected to move back to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan due to increasing COVID infections and hospitalizations.

While Spokane County is likely to move back, Superintendent Rob Roettger says this does not require schools to change their protocols or learning models—they work independently with the health district to make those decisions.

As the school district winds down to the last seven weeks of the year, they are also looking to hold in-person, socially-distanced graduation ceremonies at Northern Quest Casino. Cheney High School’s ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 11 and Three Springs High School’s is planned for Saturday, June 12.

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Posted by Cheney Public Schools on Monday, May 3, 2021