Seattle Public School Resources
The following links are up-to-date COVID information pages from SPS. For the 2022-23 school year SPS is using a COVID-19 Response Page to house the majority of their information and resources. SPS will update their COVID-19 Dashboard weekly, which shows cases in SPS by region and contains school-specific data. The Department of Health Guidance PDF lays out the requirements and guidance DOH has provided to SPS for K-12 learning in the 2022-23 school year.
Thornton Creek Nurse & COVID Testing
If you think your student has been exposed to, or has symptoms of COVID-19 please keep your student home and email the TC School Nurse, Twinkle Ramos and the office. Nurse Twinkle will work with families and the district to determine when it is safe for your student to return to school.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 206-525-5307
To take a school issued COVID test, please register here. The best time to test is between 8:30-11:30 AM, M-F. Come to the main doors of the 40th Ave NE entrance and ring the doorbell upon arrival or call 206-252-5300 for Drive-thru testing. The test is a self-administered nasal swab and results are returned within 24 to 72 hours. Feel free to use our, or any COVID-19 testing site.
OTHER COVID TESTING RESOURCES
City of Seattle Find a COVID-19 Testing Site
King County COVID-19 free testing locations link
TCPG Mask Drive
As we start our school year, we know masks will continue to be a need that the school district is not able to meet for schools. While masks may no longer by required, we do know that there will be some situations in which masks will be required or strongly recommended, for example at the beginning of the school year and for return to school after a COVID infection or exposure. A well-fitting high quality mask (KN95 and/or KF94) is the best way to protect against the spread of infection.
The Thornton Creek Parent Group (TCPG) wants all students to have access to this important resource. TCPG has set a goal to maintain a robust supply of high-quality masks at school. Ensuring that high quality masks are available for those who need them is the best way to protect each of our own families as well as those in our community who are more vulnerable to severe infection.
If you would like to support the mask drive there are 3 ways to contribute:
- Send in the unused child size KN95 and/or KF94 masks you are not using
- Donate to the school mask drive through this wish list
- Buy an extra pack of high-quality child-sized masks and drop them off at school
Thank you for your help! Together we can ensure that high-quality masks are accessible for everyone.
Where to find high-quality masks?
Here is a list of resources for acquiring reliable masks.
Bona Fide Masks is the exclusive American distributor of the Chinese-made Powecom KN95 mask
Project N95 is another credible source for buying KN95 and KF94 masks
This list compiled by aerosol scientist Aaron Collins has approximate age range (plus lots of other info) for a select list of high performing children’s masks
This “Knot and Tuck” video is helpful to ensure your students’ mask fits properly.
Additional COVID Community Resources
Back to School and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know from Public Health Insider