COVID-19 Information

This page is designed as a central place to share information about COVID-19, including testing, current cases, procedures, protocols and frequently asked questions.

Page updated: June 5, 2023

⬜ Where can I see the latest update from Tahoma School District regarding COVID-19?

The Tahoma School District (TSD) will continue to follow the Washington State Dept. of Health (DOH) Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools. The most recent update to this document went into effect on May 30, 2023. To view the full DOH requirements, click here.

Please continue to monitor your email inbox, TSD social media channels and the TSD website's News & Announcements section for any updates to COVID-19 protocols in the Tahoma School District.

⬜ My student has tested positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Who should I contact?

Don't send your student to school. If it is a school day, call the attendance office at your student's school to inform them of your student's absence. Please email our district's COVID-19 Response Team at [email protected] to receive accurate information and next steps (isolation dates, recommended testing etc.) for your student and family.

If your student is symptomatic, please refer to these flowcharts from the Washington State Dept. of Health to determine when they can return to school. (These flowcharts were updated Aug. 16, 2022)

Where can I get a COVID-19 test for my student, child or myself?

Each Tahoma school building has at-home rapid antigen test kits available in their front office for individuals who are showing symptoms at school or who were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at school. Please note that tests cannot be sent home with students; a guardian must pick up the test kit from their child's school.

To view additional King County testing sites, click here.

You may also contact your healthcare provider to ask about receiving a COVID-19 test.

 How will my student's learning be affected if they are ill or need to quarantine?

We always want to support our students, families and staff during times of illness. With COVID-19, we anticipate supporting students for time out of class because of illness, asymptomatic positive cases and quarantines due to exposure. This document provides our shared goals and expectations for staff and students if a student is out of school for any of those reasons. Click here to view.

Grades K-5: If elementary students are only going to be out for a day or two, teachers will be able to get them caught up fairly easily once they return. In this case, parents do not need to arrange to pick up materials from school. Teachers may request that families pick up materials from school for absences that last more than a few days. Click here for a checklist designed to support your student’s learning while they are out of school.

Grades 6-12: In general, students have two days for every day they are absent to make up work. However, when possible, we want students who are healthy and able to keep up with schoolwork throughout their quarantine so they are able to step right back into your classes with minimal disruption. Click here for a checklist designed to support your student’s learning while they are out of school.

⬜ Is Tahoma School District adhering to the Washington State Dept. of Health and Public Health - Seattle & King Co. COVID-19 requirements for K-12 schools?

Yes. Washington state K-12 schools must follow the requirements from the Washington State Dept. of Health and their local health jurisdiction (Public Health - Seattle & King Co). To view the Dept. of Health requirements, CLICK HERE.

⬜ Where can I see how many positive COVID-19 cases are reported in the district?

Effective November 1, 2022, the District is no longer required to update the COVID-19 dashboard. To view the previously reported Tahoma COVID-19 dashboard cases, click here.

Other questions?

Families are encouraged to reference DOH’s K-12 Schools Requirements for the most accurate, up-to-date information. If you have additional questions, please contact your student's school or email us at [email protected].

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