Illness and Return to School Policies

We have made updates to our COVID-19 Addendum in the Illness Policy and Return After Illness or Contact sections, to align with revised guidelines released by the WA state Department of Health. If your child is ill, please keep them home and email Angelina will contact you and inform you of the process to follow.

You can find the current COVID-19 Addendum linked at the top of the newsletter each week.


Illness Policy 

  • Anyone who exhibits any of the identified COVID-19 symptoms must not attend school.  

  • If any member of the household has symptoms of COVID-19, do NOT send your child to school. 

  • Please email to inform the school of your child’s absence and to share any relevant medical information including test results.

Symptoms Developed During the School Day 

  • Anyone who exhibits signs of COVID-19 illness or has a temperature of 100.4 F or higher while at school, will be isolated in the infirmary and then sent home from school.  

  • If an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms while at school, school administration will:  

  • immediately separate the symptomatic individual from others and isolate them in the infirmary. 

  • contact the individual’s parents or emergency contact to arrange for them to be picked up as soon as possible.  

  • contact King County Health Authorities to notify them of a potential case and seek further input.  

  • follow King County Health Authority protocols with regard to responding.

Return After Illness or Contact 

FISW will follow the Washington State Department of Health guidelines published on September 3, 2020. (Click here for link.)

Returning to Campus After Having Suspected Signs of COVID-19 

  1. A staff member or student who has 1 or more COVID Symptom(s) and has tested positive or had no test can return to campus:

    1. 10 days after symptoms started

    2. AND At least 24 hours have passed since fever resolved (without medication) 

    3. AND symptoms have improved. 

  2. A staff member or student who has 1 or more COVID symptom(s) but tests negative for COVID-19 can return to campus:

    1. After 24 hours have passed since fever resolved (without medication) 

    2. AND symptoms have improved. 

    3. If they are a close contact of confirmed COVID-19 case and have a negative test result, they still must quarantine for 14 days. 

Returning to Campus After Having Close Contact with Someone with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: 

  • If a person believes they have had close contact to someone with COVID-19, but they are not sick, they should watch their health for signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other COVID-19 symptoms during the 14 days after the last day they were in close contact with the person sick with COVID-19. They should not go to work, childcare, school, or public places for 14 days, even if they test negative for COVID-19.