Health attestation

Before attending in-person school, each family will screen their child at home for symptoms. We are asking families to please fill out this health attestation agreeing to check daily for symptoms of illness and to keep symptomatic children home from school. We will ask you to fill out and sign this form more than once this school year.

Child(ren) will not come to school if any of the following apply: 

– Fever (100.4° F or higher) or chills
– Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
– Sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose
– Recent loss of taste or smell
– Muscle or body aches
– Headache
– Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
– Unusual fatigue

 

Child(ren) will not come to school if the answer is “yes” to any of the following questions:  

  • Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19? Contact is being 6 feet or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person or having direct contact from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).
  • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days? 
  • Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection? 

Anyone can get tested, at no cost, through the Whatcom County Health Department mobile COVID-19 testing program 

 

Emergency contacts if your child becomes sick at school

Every family is required to have uptodate contact information and emergency contacts in Skyward and Seesaw. 

Please go to bellinghamschools.org/skylert for instructions on how to update our contact information. Please note that text (SMS) option are at the bottom of the form.  

If your child exhibits symptoms during the day, you need to pick them up from school as soon as possible and follow steps for re-admittance as communicated to you. 

Talk with your child about telling a teacher or staff member if they are not feeling well at school. 

 

Wearing masks

Your child(ren) will bring and wear a clean mask to school. 

We have extras available if you need some or forget, but packing a spare one in backpacks is a good idea. 

 

Immunizations

We require that students have uptodate immunizations and families need to provide necessary documentation to the school. 

The Whatcom County Health Department highly recommends a flu shot for everyone this year.

 

Contingency plans

Make contingency plans for possible school closures and/or if your child is sent home for signs of illness. 

To return to school after exhibiting symptoms, students and staff will either have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or stay home for 10 calendar days after symptom onset. If there is a positive COVID-19 test result, the student or staff will work with the Whatcom County Health Department to determine when they can re-enter school or work.