Family guide

  • The Family In-Person Learning Guide is a comprehensive reference for health and safety protocols for in-person learning. While a return-to-school date has not yet been established, the family guide will answer many of your questions about personal protective equipment, training, cleaning practices, ventilation changes, bus and classroom protocols, and meals. It is presented in both pdf format as well as in the following pages so topics can be easily accessed and translated using the Google translate tool in the upper right of this website. 

    In-Person Learning Guide (pdf)

Introduction

  • This guide reflects a “layered approach” to reduce exposure and transmission of COVID-19 through the combined use of several safety measures. Individually, each of these measures increases safety, but when many of them are layered together, we maximize our ability to reduce the transmission of viruses, including COVID-19.

    Safety measures include:

    • Personal health and hygiene – stay home when sick, avoid touching face, etc.
    • Hand washing – effective and frequent
    • Face coverings – follow State Department of Health guidelines
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) – as appropriate
    • Physical distancing – be aware of yourself and others, maintain six feet of separation as much as possible
    • Health screening/attestations – a collective commitment to others
    • Cleaning and disinfecting – effective and frequent, maintain healthy environments by cleaning and disinfecting frequently
    • Incident reporting/response – effective response in collaboration with health officials

    This guide is a living document that incorporates current, revised, or new federal, state and county regulations specific to K-12 public schools and focuses first on returning in-person for preschool through grade 2. Agency regulations originate from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Snohomish Health District (SHD), Washington State Governor, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

    Our goal is to engage and encourage everyone in the school and community to practice healthy behaviors. These are the most important actions that will support schools’ safe reopening and will help them to remain open.