COVID-19 Information for Families (Updated 8/26/2021)
The place that documents school district policy about isolating if you have a confirmed case of COVID and quarantining if you are exposed as a close contact to someone confirmed COVID positive is the Public Health – Seattle & King County website. Seattle Public Schools, and all employers and businesses in King County follow our local public health authority’s guidelines.
The link above has a lot of information, including videos and illustrated scenarios with calendars of what isolation and quarantine look like.
Here is a 1-page flowchart that also illustrates many scenarios including the 14-day quarantine rule for those deemed in close contact with some confirmed COVID positive. This is publicly available and can be shared with anyone (employer/boss, family, friends) who have questions regarding why someone might need to be home for 14 days.
Prepare for Your Student’s Health at School
Washington state law requires that school staff and parents/guardians plan together for the safe care of their child throughout the school day.
Please report any health issue your child has that could impact safety and learning at school to the school nurse.
To report an issue, you can contact the nurse directly by phone or email, fill out the online student verification form on The Source (September 1-30), or fill out the Annual Student Health Update paper form (on the district Health Services Forms page).
Examples include: Seizures, diabetes, asthma, life-threatening allergic reaction, cancer treatment, and anemia.
Medication at School
If a student needs to take any type of medication during the school day, even if it is temporary, an Authorization for Medications Taken at School form (on the Health Services Forms page) must be completed by the student’s health care provider and signed by the parent/guardian.
Medical Treatments at School
If a student needs a treatment at school, such as: G-tube feeding, insulin calculation, clean urinary catheterization, suctioning, nebulizer, dressing change, and others please have the student’s health care provider complete the Authorization for Treatments and Procedures to be Performed at School form (on the Health Services Forms page).
Fall Flu Shots
Protect yourself and your community from the flu. Students (ages 4 and older), staff, and community members can get their annual flu shot at one of the flu shot clinics. Visit the SPS Flu Shot Clinics page for dates/times and to find a clinic near you.
Most forms of insurance (including Apple Health and Medicaid) and cash or check are accepted.
Students who are enrolled in their school-based health center can also get the flu shot. Visit the King County School Health website for a listing of locations.
Ann Ilgen BSN RN
Phone: 206) 252-1607
Confidential Fax: (206)743-3187
For information about head lice, how to know when your child is too sick for school, and more, please visit the SPS Health Services Additional Resources page.
School-Based Health Center (SBHC)
List of King County School-Based Health Centers
Students have access to additional health services through the school-based health center located at this or a nearby school.
Services are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your insurance may be billed.
Services include immunizations, sports physicals, prescriptions, reproductive healthcare, mental health counseling, lab tests, and nutrition counseling.
Families must enroll their student to receive most services. Students can enroll themselves for confidential health services.