Stay Home If You Are Sick

These are our current 2020 – 2021 guidelines about maintaining a healthy community for our Bear Creek students, visitors, faculty, and staff. Please note that the guidelines below will be updated to reflect new recommendations when they are released by the CDC and King County Public Health.

Please keep your child home from school if he/she exhibits any of the following:

  • Fever > 100° F 
  • Cough that is not related to asthma or seasonal allergies
  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Chills with or without shaking 
  • Muscle or body aches or other persistent pain
  • Headache  
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Unusual Fatigue  
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies) 
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Diarrhea 
  • Rash: body rash, especially with fever or itching. Rash that is weeping, oozing, or widespread unless cleared by medical provider.
  • Head lice (until treatment is started)
  • Contagious diseases such as chicken pox, strep throat, mono, whooping cough, pink eye, impetigo, ringworm, scabies etc., until treated and/or cleared to return

Also, keep your child home for 24 hours after starting a course of antibiotics.

If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious disease, please contact the health services team. Follow the procedures on the Attendance page to report absences. Always include as much description as possible regarding the reason for absence.

With any illness, the bottom line is keep your child home from school if he or she is sick.