Staying Home When Sick and When to Return to School

Staying Home When Sick and When to Return to School
Sick Child

Students with one or more symptoms (fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose) are required to stay home and test for COVID-19.  Home antigen tests are recommended.  Students with one or more symptoms need a negative COVID test AND a significant improvement in symptoms prior to returning to school. You do not need to report negative tests to the school nurse. 

Please see the Department of Health’s COVID Symptom and Exposure Flowchart for Schools at the following link for more information about steps to follow for symptoms or exposures: 

If you do not have COVID tests at home, please contact the school nurse 425-408-4606 or to arrange to pick-up a test kit. 

If your child has recently tested positive for COVID on ANY test (antigen or PCR), please notify Nurse Susan or Nurse Shelly at to report the positive test.  Please include the date of the positive test and the date of the onset of symptoms, if present.  The school nurse will respond via email with information about the duration of isolation, a return to school plan, and isolation learning support. 

If your child is sick with an illness other than COVID, please make sure they do not return to school until symptoms have subsided.  Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. 

If you have questions, please contact the school nurse at 425-408-4606 or  Thank you for helping to keep Frank Love Elementary healthy and safe.