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Coupeville Schools Superintendent Steve King

Things are chugging along on schedule.

Coupeville Schools Superintendent Steve King announced Wednesday that the district plans to bring back its high school students to a hybrid in-person learning model beginning Monday, March 15.

That decision covers grade 9-12 and will give all Coupeville students a chance to resume some form of education back inside school buildings.

CHS students follow on the heels of kindergarteners and special needs students, who returned in mid-January.

The Coupeville Elementary School followed in February, and middle school students begin March 8.

Parents are allowed to choose that their students remain in online schooling this school year, however, and it’s been reported that 30% of CMS students will go that route.

Under the hybrid plan, which was approved 4-1 by the Coupeville School Board, middle and high school students, who share a campus, will have distance learning from 8-10:30 AM.

Two days a week, half of each school’s student body will attend the school from 11:30-2, where they will remain in the same classroom with the same teacher.

Decisions to resume in-person schooling have come after frequent consultation with the Island County Public Health Department.

As students return, work continues, King said in his statement.

The district is waiting for guidance from state officials before planning the 2021 CHS graduation.

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Coupeville Class of 2020 grads (l to r) Aram Leyva, Sean Toomey-Stout, and Jacobi Pilgrim reunite at the Blue Fox Drive-In. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Kept apart for months, back together for a moment (or two).

With the world in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, the Coupeville High School Class of 2020 missed out on spending time together this spring.

But the Wolf grads came back together one final time Monday night, courtesy of the Blue Fox Drive-In.

While that event was just for seniors and their parents, now everyone can see the videos they watched together in their reunion and farewell.

Follow the link below and you’ll be able to see this year’s torch video, the senior slideshow, and a musical tribute from Karl Olsen and Deb Lund.



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Coupeville Class of 2020 grads like Raven (left) and Willow Vick, seen here with Tom Black, are invited to a Senior Night show at the Blue-Fox Drive In. (Brian Vick photo)

The Class of 2020 is taking the show to the big screen.

Coupeville High School graduates and their parents are invited to swing by the Blue Fox Drive-In Monday for Senior Night festivities.

Things start at 6 PM.

This event is in lieu of the senior trip, which was swept away by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student ID’s will be checked, and non-grads will be driven back into the woods by taser-wielding robots. 

But seriously, this is just for the Class of 2020.

Grads are asked to bring their caps and tassel and decorate their cars.

The torch video and senior breakfast slide show will be shown, and there will be a chance to ride the go-karts, sign yearbooks, eat curly fries, and enjoy a movie.

All attendees must wear a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines set by the Blue Fox owners.

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Coupeville’s Class of 2020 comes together one final time, thanks to a wee bit of digital fakery.

If you can’t take it, fake it.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic altered how graduation was held for the Coupeville High School Class of 2020, with some long-standing traditions relegated to the sideline.

But, thanks to the work of a couple of enterprising Wolf moms, the graduates did get a group photo.

Sort of.

Eileen Stone snapped individual shots of each CHS grad, then Karen Carlson stitched them together to create a virtual group portrait.

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Coupeville’s Mica Shipley (left) and Ashleigh Battaglia celebrate graduation. (Photo courtesy Amanda Rogers)

Live, on tape, it’s the 2020 Coupeville High School graduation.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prevented CHS, or any school for that matter, from holding a normal ceremony, but everyone made do with what they had.

The diploma at the end of the 13-year school rainbow is still real, and, ultimately, that’s what matters most.

Since most people couldn’t watch graduation live, CHS taped the event and posted it online Wednesday afternoon.

To scroll through the program, or watch the ceremony itself, pop over to:


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