Terminal Park COVID Information

Terminal Park Elementary Update for 2021-22

We want all our Tigers Safe and Healthy

We want every person who comes to Terminal Park to be safe and have an enjoyable experience. In this time of COVID, we will implement the Auburn School District requirements for COVID response and are sending out this newsletter as a general reminder of our expectations and information on what to do if you or your child com in contact with COVID.

Face Covering/ Masking Updates

  • All students and visitors (whether vaccinated or not) will wear face coverings at all times when in school or district buildings (unless alone)
  • Masks are not required outdoors for staff or students
  • Masks can be removed for meals and drinking (distancing should be maximized for eating - when possible)
  • Masks are required in all indoor settings, including PE, Music classes, etc. unless class is held outdoors

Physical Distancing

  • Students are spaced minimum of 3 feet apart when possible. More as space allows.
  • We utilize floor markers and the traffic flow signs placed around the building to encourage good distancing between students during transitions
  • It is understood that there will be times when students are not 3 feet apart (transitions, playground, etc)

Good Hygiene Practices

  • We encourage students and staff to frequently wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more..
  • We strongly encourage students to use hand sanitizer or wash hands upon entering the classroom
  • We ask that students always wash hands following blowing nose, coughing or sneezing.

What if your child has symptoms of COVID?

What if a student has symptoms of COVID?
If your student is symptomatic, he/she should not be at school. The length of time the student is quarantined/out of the building will be determined by the COVID symptoms being experienced in accordance with Public Health-Seattle & King County guidance. There are different symptoms that can impact quarantine and testing protocols. The school will provide you with guidance when you call with the details of your child's symptoms.

Students who have symptoms of COVID at school will be separated from other staff/students and must be picked up immediately upon notification to families.

Families should contact the school if someone in the student's home has tested positive for COVID. The school will provide appropriate guidance.

Per current guidance, those who have been vaccinated will not need to quarantine if they are not experiencing COVID symptoms.

Daily wellness attestations are not required, but parents/students should monitor themselves every day for symptoms of COVID-19.

No student may come to school if any of these COVID-19 symptoms are present:
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Student Separation Room

Students showing symptoms at school will be separated from staff/students until parents pick up

  • The separation room will be monitored by designated staff
  • Ventilation, distancing and PPE considerations while supervised
  • Parents notify the school with student test results

Follow Up if COVID Positive Outcome for Student

  • If your student tests positive, notify the COVID site supervisor for contact tracing
  • If your student is identified as a close contact with a person who is COVID positive, we will contact you directly. We will provide as much information as possible while ensuring we are protecting the identity of the positive person
  • If your student is positive, he/she will be required to quarantine. The length of time is determined by public health guidance and the details of your child's case. There are different scenarios and situations that can impact quarantine requirements and testing options. The school will communicate with you to determine testing options and dates.
  • If directed to quarantine, your student must stay home until the date indicated. Please communicate test results received with your school.
  • For those who have close contact but do not test positive, the Auburn School District is using the King County Public Health 10 day quarantine guidance with a test option on day 5 to return on day 7 if negative results are received
  • Please contact your student’s school if you have additional questions

Information for Families or Staff when Symptomatic, Exposed or Positive