Message from the Superintendent

From the Superintendent

RE: Remote Learning Grades 6-12/In-Person for Grades P-5

Dayton Parents & Families:

Effective Wednesday, January 26 through Monday, January 31, Dayton Middle and High School (grades 6-12) will transition to remote learning. Students in preschool through 5th grade will continue attending school in-person. If you choose to keep your P-5 student home, please make sure to call the school office at 509-382-2507.

The transition to remote learning for Dayton secondary students is due to the rapidly rising COVID cases and the number of staff out sick. While the number of student COVID cases at the elementary has gone down by more than 15 students from last Friday, the number of cases at the middle and high school has gone up by 20 students. Switching to remote learning and the Google Classroom platform is a much easier transition for our older students, due to each 6th-12th grade Dayton student having his/her own Chromebook already checked out. While there is no substitute for in-person learning, our students have done this before and we are confident we can get through this together again.

Our district will continue to watch our local COVID numbers, staffing, and student absences over the next few days and provide an update by Noon on Monday, January 31. At this time, the soonest that 6th-12th grade students will return to in-person classes would be Tuesday, February 2nd. Again, please continue to watch our website ( for more communication as information becomes available. Please continue to stay home when sick.  Thank you for helping to keep our schools safe!

Please email me at or call/text me at 509-530-9373 if needed.

Guy Strot
Superintendent of Schools