The ONY Way!


February 8, 2021

Sporting Event, Covid-19 Guidelines

Sports are back! We are excited to get your athletes back on the field and court in a safe manner. We know that you are excited to see them competing as well. With that in mind, there are some new guidelines that we must follow in order to have spectators at our games. Rules that have been put forth by the Governor’s office and the Department of Health, limit the number of people we are allowed to have in our facility.


  • We are allowed to have no more than 200 people in our facilities, which includes all players, coaches, officials, etc. Therefore, the number of spectators we have maybe significantly less.

  • After going through the bleachers and checking capacity, it looks as though we may be limited to about 80 spectators for indoor events.

  • Spectator numbers for outdoor events will fluctuate based on how many athletes, coaches, etc. are participating.

  • Only home spectators will be allowed entry. No visiting families or fans from the opposition will be allowed entry. This is a league rule.

  • In addition, we must accommodate for proper distancing between household groups. However, the league has agreed to live stream all events. We are working on the details. We will communicate the links for live stream via our website and through your children.

Attending Games

As you can imagine, there will be some different processes for fans who are able to attend games:

  • Only those with a ticket will be allowed into the game

  • Masks are required at all times in our facilities.

  • Each ticket will have a COVID attestation form on the back for you to sign.

  • We will be taking temperatures at the door.

  • We will be enforcing 6-foot distancing between households in the stands. We will give one warning to those who do not comply. If that warning is not heeded, you will be asked to leave the facility.

If we all follow these rules, we can continue to have our athletes compete.


  • Only those with a ticket will be allowed into the game. Any available tickets must be arranged prior to the event. There will be no ticket sales at the gates.

  • Tickets will go out to people a day or two prior to the contest.

  • The first priority is to provide tickets for the parents of the athletes first, then immediate family members within reason, and ultimately to some of the members of the student body.

Tickets (continued)

  • With these limited numbers of spectators. The hope is to be able to provide, at minimum, 2 tickets for each athlete in uniform.

  • For some sports/contests, we may be able to offer more than that. The goal is to get as many people in our facility as possible, while still following all of the protocols.

  • We will also grant priority based on class (seniors, then juniors, etc.) as needed.

  • Watch for a letter to every athlete’s parents prior to each contest to help determine the ticket distribution. It will be a monumental task and we will need your patience and understanding.

Video Streaming

  • If you can’t make it to the games, there is still a chance for you to watch, as the league has agreed to live stream all events. We are working on the details.

  • We will communicate the links for live stream via our website and through your children.

Sports are back but it will take community teamwork to continue to provide these special memories for our student-athletes. WE CAN DO IT FOR THE KIDS! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or email the Athletic Director. We all want to make the best of this difficult situation, and we can do that by working together.

February 11, 2021

OHS Community Service Group Supports Local Animal Rescue

During this challenging COVID period, some families are having a tough time. At the same time, have you ever thought that some animals and pets get left behind without food, water, or shelter when families are hit hard financially? Some pets are even left alone and abandoned. You can help these animals during this cold winter! Students from Onalaska High School have formed a community service committee to organize an Animal Donation Drive beginning February 8 through February 28, 2021. Drop off pet food, supplies, blankets, beds, toys, and more for dogs, cats, horses, and other farm animals at the Main Office of the High School or other drop off locations. Drop off locations also includes Brenda’s Country Market in Onalaska, Annie’s Market in Napavine, and Salkum Super Market in Salkum. A drop off box will be present for donors to place their donations at any time.

Donations will be distributed among the Lewis County Animal Shelter, and Jackson’s Horse Rescue Ranch in Chehalis. OHS FBLA members will be present on Saturday, February 13, and Saturday, February 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to accept and pick up donations at one of the three locations.

The committee consists of Mackenzie Craney, Chairman, Rylan McGraw, Treasurer, Carmen Ibarra,

Chloe Johnston-Lester, Precious Bourdeau, Jax Dean, Nathanial Conkey, and Lexie Allebaugh.

ATTENTION Seniors! Senior pictures for the yearbook need to be submitted via email to by March 31, 2021. Please save as a jpg file. If you are unable to scan the picture or send it digitally, please stop by the High School office and we will scan it for you. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Steketee at

Also, the yearbook presale has been extended through February. Price is $45. Pick up order form in the H.S. office or order online at:

The weather was amazing and the high school turnout was even better. As part of "The Ony Way" and providing service to the community, the Leadership Council picked up litter along State Highway 508 on both ends of town.

The students and staff participating: Alex Cleveland-Barerra, Jaycee Talley, Mason Ulery, Kolby Mozingo, Gunnar Talley, Callie Lawrence, Baltazar Cleveland-Barerra, Danny Dalsted, Savannah Gifford, Morgan Hamilton, Dakotah Hamilton, Brooklyn Sandridge, Kayla Osbourne, Doug Abrahamson, Mazen Saade, Dennis Bower.

Good job and thank you to the Leadership Council for demonstrating "The ONY Way".

Dear Parents and Students,

As most of you have probably heard the high school will start a hybrid schedule on Monday, October 12th. Following is our plan:

· The student body has been divided into two halves, a Purple Group and a Gold Group.

· Each school day will rotate between a Purple Day and a Gold Day. For example, if Monday is Purple, Tuesday is Gold, Wednesday is Purple, Thursday is Gold, Friday is Purple, and the next Monday is Gold.

o The complete schedule can be found on the school website and is attached to this email.

· Students who are Purple will attend school on Purple Days and students who are Gold will attend school on Gold Days.

· Parents/guardians will be notified via email and School Messenger which color their student(s) will be.

o Note: We realize some students may need to be paired up with siblings in other building and will make those accommodations as needed.

· Each teacher will present the same lesson for the Purple Group and the Gold Group so no student will miss instructional time.

· Students will attend all eight of their classes each day they are on campus.

· Students will be provided assignments/projects/or curriculum to complete on their “off” days.

· School will begin at 8:15 AM and end at 3:15 PM, except for Wednesdays when we have our early releases at 1:00PM.

· If you are dropping off or picking up your students, please do so at the front of building 1.

· Per Department of Health regulations, all staff and students are required to wear a mask or facial covering.

· All staff and students will take part in a health screening, including a temperature check, upon arriving on campus each day.

· Upon arriving in the morning, all 9th and 10th grade students need to check-in at the front doors of building 1. All 11th and 12th graders will check-in at the school cafeteria. If a student arrives on campus late or later on in the day, they should check into the office.

· A 6-foot separation will also be maintained between all employees and students to the maximum extent feasible.

We are extremely excited to have your students back in the classroom and looking forward to working with them. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Brian Maley