• Stay Home When Sick

    For Illnesses related to COVID

    In order for us to continue to provide safe in-person learning and a safe work environment for our staff, we will be following the COVID guidelines and guidance from the state and local health authorities.

    We know it’s hard to miss school, but students who have symptoms of COVID, are required to stay home and should get tested and/or see a health care provider and follow the return to work/care/school protocol accordingly (see At-Home Isolation Protocol and Returning to School or a Program section in Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools, Child Care, Early Learning, Youth Development, and Day Camp Programs). Please also refer to the What to do if a Person is Symptomatic flowchart (below) as a reference. Any student, child, or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate at home following current guidelines from DOH .

    What to do if a Person is Symptomatic

    If your child requires a negative Covid test to return, testing kits will be available at your students' school after 4/1/2022. Additionally, the Snohomish County Health District offers free testing, click HERE for more information. Additional testing resources can be found HERE.

    For more specific information related to Covid and Everett Public Schools, please click HERE. To contact your child's School RN, please click HERE.

    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.

    For Illnesses NOT related to COVID

    We encourage you to seek medical advice if you have any questions about sending your student to school. If your 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 (Varicella)

    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. 


    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 .