• Welcome Back to School!

    Hello Kellogg Families!  With in person back into full swing, I wanted to make sure you had all of the updated information for the health office.  Requirements and guidance WILL change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.  Please check the Shoreline School District Website for up to date information HERE.

    COVID-19:  If your student has tested positive for COVID-19 please contact me as soon as possible.:  fk.nurse@ssd412.org.  I can help answer questions about isolation and current public health guidelines.  Your information will be kept private and only shared with those that “need to know”. 

    ILLNESS and SCHOOL ABSENCES:  If your child is going to be absent from school (or has an upcoming planned absence please call our Kellogg Attendance Line 206-393-4781.  You can also contact our Kellogg Attendance Secretary at fk.attendance@ssd412.org with questions regarding absences, early dismissals or anything else attendance!   Due to COVID19 precautions and procedures please include the reason for your child’s absence when communicating with the office. If we are not provided a reason for the absence please expect a follow up communication from the school nurse. 

    The following is based on Washington State Department of Health guidelines as of 3/10/2022

    When to get tested for COVID-19:

    1. If your student has TWO or MORE of these symptoms OR if one lasts longer than 24 hours:
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Sore Throat
    2. If your student has ANY of these symptoms:
    • Fever (100.4F or higher) or chills
    • Cough (new, changed, or worsening)
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Muscle or body aches
    • New loss of taste or smell


    What to do after testing for COVID-19:

    If your student tests NEGATIVE for COVID-19: 

    • Your student may return to school:
      • When symptoms have significantly improved AND
      • NO fever within the past 24 hours (without medication)


    If your student tests POSITIVE for COVID-19:

    • Call and report this to the school nurse or principal as soon as possible
    • Your student is required to isolate at home, regardless of vaccination status.  The isolation period is 10 full days from the start of symptoms or the date of positive test.
    • Your student can return to school after 5 full days of isolation if:
      • Their symptoms have improved or they are asymptomatic, AND
      • They have been fever free for the past 24 hours (without medication)
    • AND IF returning to school on days 6-10 of isolation, your student is required to:
      • wear a well-fitted mask or faceshield with a drape during days 6-10 of their isolation period, consistent with CDC guidance, OR
      • Test negative with an antigen or at-home test any day after day 5 before returning without a mask.  Testing beyond day 10 is not necessary.
    • If your student is not able to wear a well-fitted mask or faceshield with a drape, AND does not test negative, they are required to continue isolating through the end of their isolation period.


    Where to get tested for COVID-19

    University of Washington/Aurora Site
    12040 Aurora Ave N, Seattle
    Monday - Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
    Curative @ Northgate Community Center
    10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle
    Monday - Friday 7:30am-3:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

    Additional Locations and Information: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/testing.aspx 


    You can also find more information on this and other COVID-19 health and safety topics in our Shoreline School District COVID-19 Safety Guide.

    For any questions about any of the above or other illnesses, please contact the Kellogg nurse at 206-393-4790 or by email at fk.nurse@ssd412.org.