Dear Challenger families and students,
Please be aware that a bear sighting was reported this afternoon near Yellow Lake. Shortly after it was sighted, the animal went back into the wooded area. Animal control has been notified and we have decided to keep students inside for lunch and recess
today. The 3rd grade walking field trip has been canceled. We will follow our usual dismissal routine. While the bear is no longer in sight, we know many children and adults walk through this area. Please stay alert and keep these important wild-animal
safety tips in mind:
Wild animals can be quite active this time of year, so please take precautions. To report dangerous wild animal sightings, call the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Dangerous Animal Hotline at
or see information online at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/dangerous/reports/. Call 911 if the animal is an immediate threat.