COVID-19

We continue to prioritize the health of our school communities by complying with all requirements and guidance of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Labor & Industries, and Public Health - Seattle & King County.

In the 2021-22 school year some health and safety protocols will remain, others will go away, some may adjust, and new COVID-19 prevention strategies will be implemented in response to public health guidance. Some key items to know are:

  • Health training: All staff members will be trained in health and safety protocols for their school building prior to the first student day.
  • Daily attestations: Daily health attestations screenings are no longer required by DOH and will not be used in the coming school year. Everyone should continue to monitor for symptoms and follow the protocols included in the 2021-2022 school year guidance.
  • Masks: Cloth face coverings will be required of all individuals at school when indoors, per Governor Inslee's proclamation on July 30.
  • Vaccinations: As soon as the COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children under 12, we will partner with medical providers to hold in-school vaccination clinics at elementary and middle schools. As of August 18, 2021 Governor Inslee announced a mandate that requires all K-12 employees be vaccinated.
  • Physical distancing: All individuals within a school building or worksite should maintain a physical distance of at least three or more feet between people to the degree possible. DOH and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) have been clear that social distancing requirements cannot and will not prevent any or all student(s) from attending all day in person.
  • Daily cleaning: The daily cleaning of classrooms and common spaces will continue. Snacks and drinks will not be consumed in the classroom, with the exception of access to a water bottle. A designated location will be identified by the COVID supervisor at each school building for students who require additional snacks during the day.

Please visit Public Health - Seattle & King County website for a full list of Health and Safety Protocols that will be in place for the coming 2021-22 school year and information about athletics, volunteers, and much more.

District Recovery Plans

In preparation for the fall of 2021 the District developed the Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan checklist as well as the Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan in a written format. These plans were approved by the School Board on May 27, 2021. The checklist version of the plan is required by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds that are meant to help address student needs from extended school building closures and time in remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these plans are our best thinking as of May 2021, we understand that we will need to continue to monitor and adjust. 

2021-22 COVID-19 statistics by facility

Last updated Monday, September 20, 2021

These charts display the total number of positive student and staff COVID cases where the affected individuals were present on district grounds and may have posed a risk to others through close contact. We update these charts on the first school day of each week to help our community gauge potential transmission risks while on district grounds. 

Case data for the 2020-21 school year has been moved to the COVID Cases of 2020-21 page.

Hover over graph segments within these charts to view specific case counts.

Elementary schools

Middle schools

High schools

Other facilities