COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

Daily Attestation for local students

  1. The health screening with a unique link for your child will be emailed or texted to you each morning. Complete the screening to confirm that your child does not have COVID-19 symptoms. If you did not receive a link, please contact your child’s school. (NOTE: only guardians within the primary family (family 1 category in Family Access) will receive the attestation.)
    • The email will come from School Health Check in <> If you don’t get an email, check your junk folder.
  2. After completing the health screening, you will receive an email indicating whether your child is eligible to come to school.
  3. If a student is not eligible to come to school, the absence will be excused. A separate absence notification is not required.

If your child develops symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) later on, please keep them home and contact the school to inform them that your child will not be attending in-person learning that day.

Daily Attestation for residential students

  1. Families will attest to their child’s health before they get on the weekly bus.
  2. SLCs will take your child’s daily temperature. If there is a questionable reading, a nurse will be called to do a health assessment.
  3. If a student is not eligible to come to school, parents will be notified and arrangements will be made for transport home.
  4. Same absence procedures as describe above for local students.


  • ESD 112 buses will be cleaned and disinfected each evening.
  • Buses will be supplied with hand sanitizer and clean cloth masks.
  • School will have marked designated drop-off and pick-up locations allowing for physical distancing.
  • If you choose to transport or walk your child to school, you must wear a mask and maintain six feet of physical distance between yourself and others while on school grounds.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot have any visitors (parents included) on campus at this time.

At School

  • Physical distance of six feet or greater will be maintained in classrooms, offices, hallways, restrooms, shared space and outdoor areas.
  • Face coverings required:
    • Face masks or clear shields with drapes are required for all staff and students per Washington State Department of Health, except under special circumstances such as a developmental or health diagnosis.
    • The school will provide cloth face masks (and/or medical grade masks) for all students and staff, although students and staff may wear a cloth mask of their own if it is appropriate for a school setting.
    • Students and staff must wear face coverings on the bus, on school grounds and inside the building.
  • Transition and movement through hallways and common spaces will be limited and/or staggered when practical to avoid crowding.
  • Hand-washing and/or use of hand sanitizer will be available at all times.

In Classrooms

  • Desks will be arranged to allow six feet of distance between students.
  • Each student will have a labeled container of school supplies.
  • Shared learning materials will be minimized as much as possible and will be sanitized between uses.
  • Students will bring their iPads to school.

Elementary Recess

  • Students will have outdoor recess time.
  • Masks and physical distancing will be required outside.


  • All staff will have access to cleaning and disinfecting products for daily use.
  • Daily cleaning and disinfecting will take place each night.
  • Use of EPA-registered disinfectants from List N (Vindicator, Vital Oxide disinfectant, electrostatic sprayers and disinfecting wipes)
  • On Fridays, classrooms will be deep cleaned.

In the event of a positive COVID case:

  • Thoroughly disinfect the classroom, including all desks, chairs, sinks and counters
  • Clean and disinfect any common or shared areas
  • Follow any additional sanitation guidelines from the Clark County Health Department
  • (Insert: DOH flowchart in Safe Start Opening Plan)


Heating and cooling systems will be set to allow for maximum airflow. Windows will be opened to allow for natural ventilation to enter spaces. Buildings will be flushed daily in the early morning to let in outside air.