Stay Home When Sick
In order for us to continue to provide safe in-person learning and a safe work environment for our staff, during the pandemic, we will be following the COVID guidelines and guidance from the local health authorities.
If a student isn't well, please keep them home until symptoms resolve. We know it’s hard to miss school, but Snohomish County Health District requires any child with any one or more symptoms consistent with COVID must be excluded from school. Depending on the symptoms and or length of time the symptoms are experienced, some children may require a negative COVID test to return.
If your child has any of the above symptoms, please visit Department of Health COVID-19 Symptom Decision Tree for more information regarding when to keep your child home.
Because children can also be sick and not have symptoms consistent with COVID, below are some helpful reminders.
- Please keep an ill student home, or make arrangements with a caregiver, when signs or symptoms of illness are present.
- Students with symptoms of illness at school may place other students at risk of illness and will need to be picked up promptly.
- Please notify us if your student has a contagious illness. An exposure may be life‐threatening for others with fragile immune systems or certain medical conditions.
- Your student's health information will be treated confidentially.
STAY AT HOME
We encourage you to seek medical advice if you have any questions about sending your student to school. If you student begins to show any of the signs of illnesses above, it will be necessary for you to pick up your student. Please keep all emergency information up to date. Please contact your school nurse if you have other questions or concerns. To contact your child's School RN, please click HERE.
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child at home or make appropriate childcare arrangements.
Chickenpox blisters appear in crops and are infectious until ALL blisters are dried and crusted over (usually 5-6 days after the start of rash). Only then can children return to school.
Drainage from the ear and/or ear pain should be evaluated by your health care provider. Untreated ear infections can cause temporary and/or permanent hearing loss.
Thick mucus, pus, or clear liquid draining from the eye may be contagious. One or both eyes may also appear extremely red and feel irritated, itchy, or painful. The eyelid may be swollen and the eye may be sensitive to light. Return to school when drainage and symptoms have cleared.
FRACTURES OR SURGERY
Notify the school nurse for evaluation of any modifications to physical activity, length of day, mobility or transportation needs. You may be asked to provide written information from your health care provider regarding limitations and special needs.
Students may return to school after they have been treated for lice. (See head lice page for more details.)
Any skin rash of unknown cause is considered contagious, especially with fever and itching. To return to school the rash must be gone, or you must present a medical excuse stating that the rash is not contagious.
Keeping ill students at home& encouraging frequent hand washing protects all. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, following these guidelines will result in fewer absences & less illnesses overall. Thank you for your support keeping students safe & healthy.
-The Everett School District Health Services Team
For more information regarding illness and diseases, please follow the link: Snohomish Public Health Fact Sheets .