School Operations During Covid-19 Endemic
2022-2023 School Year
COVID-19 has evolved from a pandemic to an endemic like other illnesses that school districts manage throughout the year such as the flu.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must still notify the school and will still be required to follow the guidance below:
Isolate at home for 5 days
Return on day 6 if symptoms improved*
Wear a mask in all school settings except while eating or drinking for 5 additional days.
*Must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
Homework and short term virtual learning options will be available to students who are isolating due to a verified case of COVID-19. Students/parents should communicate with the student’s teacher to make arrangements for completing learning tasks and work while you are absent from school.
Similar to how the district ended the 2021-2022 school year, Washington Community Schools will not be quarantining and excluding students due to a close contact with a COVID positive individual.
In-person school attendance is important for student learning and it is a school district goal to see our K-12 attendance rates improve this school year. Please continue to practice good hygiene practices like hand washing to reduce the spread of viruses and germs in our school environments.