Health and Safety

Thank you for your ongoing support and continued efforts as we focus on our top priority:  keeping school open for our students’ academic and mental well-being. You can find updated guidance that pertains to St. John School on this page. Questions? Email Dora Hall, School Nurse,

Keep Students Home If They Exhibit Any Symptoms of Illness

Call Administration, 206-783-0337, If Your Student Tests Positive

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) have updated guidelines regarding COVID-19; individuals who test positive no longer have to isolate for 5 days if symptoms are mild and improving. The updated guidelines provide recommendations for all respiratory viruses (including COVID-19, flu, and RSV).  

St. John School is releasing the following updated guidelines for illness for students, faculty and staff: 

  • Fever: A temperature of 100.4 or higher is considered a fever, and individuals should stay home from school if they have a fever. Individuals should be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications before returning to school. 
  • Respiratory Symptoms, including COVID-19: These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and/or headache. Individuals can return to school, when, for at least 24 hours, both are true: 
    • Fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications  AND
    • Symptoms are improving overall (i.e. individual feels well enough to participate in normal activities like learning in the classroom and extracurricular activities) 

Following a respiratory illness, extra precautions are recommended in the first 5 days of returning to activities, such as washing hands frequently, taking steps for cleaner air indoors *, and wearing masks when around other people indoors. 

*The school’s new HVAC system includes MERV-13 air filters throughout the campus.  

If you have questions about the updated guidelines, please contact our school nurse, Dora Hall, at The CDC’s Respiratory Guidance Update FAQ page is an additional resource. 

Emergency Communication Plan 

In an emergency or disaster situation, the school is committed to maintaining clear and effective communication with families. Detailed information, including Emergency Situations Covered, Communication Channels and Reunification Plans, can be found on the Emergency Communication Plan page.