Attention Parents/Guardians of Students Who May Have Covid-19 or Have Tested Positive

(Please go through these three checks daily!)

  1. IF a student has ANY symptoms consistent with Covid-19 (headache, stuffy/runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, nausea/vomiting, fever) the student should STAY HOME!!
  2. IF you have said to yourself, “It’s just a cold.” The student should STAY HOME!! Symptoms of a cold are the same as those for Covid-19. Please don’t have your student come to school. Plan for your student to get tested as soon as possible and submit test results to the WHS Nurses, Christie Callahan and Jennifer Gardner.
  3. IF a student has tested positive for Covid-19, please opt out of batch testing for 90 days. If this is not done, the student’s test results will most likely come back positive!

WHS Positive Batch Test Result - What Would Next Steps Be?

If your student is identified as having a positive result from a batch test taken at Woodinville High School, each student and parent/guardian will be notified. This would not mean they have COVID-19. It simply means someone in their batch of people had tested positive. To determine if your student is COVID negative, an individual confirmatory test will be required. 

  • Any fully vaccinated person in a positive batch does not have to quarantine but does have to get a confirmatory negative test.
  • Any unvaccinated person in a positive batch does have to quarantine and has to remain in quarantine until they receive a confirmatory negative test. 

Common questions:

Where and when is testing

Confirmatory PCR testing for vaccinated or unvaccinated students can happen at:

1) Pop Keeney Stadium located at 9809 NE 188th St, Bothell, WA 98011. You Would Need to Register for a specific time. The registration link would be provided by Mr. Richardson upon notification.

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2) During the school day at WHS.

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3) Private health care provider.

After the test, results will be emailed to the address provided at check-in. Results are expected to be in the portal 24 hours after the lab receives the test. If more than 72 hours has passed and you have not received an email with your student’s results, you can call Assistant Principal Craig Richardson to see if the results are available.  (Please note it is taking up to 3 days to get results.)

Will I be charged for the test? 

No, the confirmatory PCR test is free.  

What do I need to bring for the test? 

Those being tested will be asked for their name, date of birth, email address where results will be sent, and a student ID card, if available.    

What if I don’t want my student to have a confirmatory test? 

In the absence of a negative test, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those who are unvaccinated before returning to in-person learning. However, there is no requirement your student take the confirmatory test provided by the District. You may elect to have a PCR confirmatory test by your health care provider or at a local clinic or pharmacy (e.g. – Walgreens) within three days. Vaccinated students and staff will need to provide proof of taking a confirmatory test within three days of being informed that they were in a positive batch. 

The District will accept these outside tests if the following information is shown: student’s name, date of the test, result of test and the document identifies the test provider. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted at this time.   

What if my student is fully vaccinated? 

Fully vaccinated means both doses and the two-week curative process for Moderna and Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson and the same two-week curative process. Proof of vaccination will be required to avoid quarantining until confirmatory testing. You will need to notify your school that your student is fully vaccinated. Be prepared to provide proof of your student being fully vaccinated to Nurse Christie Callahan ccallahan@nsd.org and Nurse Jennifer Gardner jgardner2@nsd.org

Throughout the pandemic the information for K-12 education has continued to change. The information above is the current process for Northshore’s positive batch testing results. Questions can be e-mailed to Assistant Principal Craig Richardson crichardson@nsd.org, Nurse Christie Callahan ccallahan@nsd.org and Nurse Jennifer Gardner jgardner2@nsd.org.

Thank you for your help in keeping Woodinville HS Students healthy and safe.