COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols and Guidelines
During the 2021-2022 school year we have returned to full-time, in-person school five days a week. The safety of our staff and our students is our top priority.
The COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan in the Peninsula School District is based on and follows the current guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities.
Click here to read a message from Superintendent Krestin Bahr sent Friday, October 22 about staff COVID-19 vaccination and approved exemption details in Peninsula School District following the state vaccination mandate.
PSD COVID-19 Guidance Matrix For Families
Click here (or click either thumbnail below) to view a table matrix document with guidance and options for families. The guidance and options provided in the matrix outline steps for a student who becomes ill at school, or becomes ill at home. It also provides close contact guidance for exposures at school, as well as close contact exposures outside of school.
Test to Stay Program
The Test To Stay program has been launched to keep healthy students in school as much as safely possible.
The program, approved for PSD by Tacoma-Pierce County health Department, is designed for students who are unvaccinated and identified as a close contact of an individual at a school or school-related event who tests positive for COVID-19.
For testing and guidance in non school-based exposure settings, consult options in the PSD Guidance Matrix.
On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Governor Jay Inslee announced a directive legally requiring all K–12 school district employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption by mid-October. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required for students.
The proclamation also does not replace the requirement for all staff and students to wear masks or face coverings in schools and on school buses.
We encourage all families to consider immunizing their student(s) against COVID-19, not just for their individual health, but the health and safety of our schools and community.
During October, November, and December, Peninsula School District is partnering with MultiCare Health System to provide four vaccine clinics at our middle schools.
Washington State has mandated masks by all individuals in school district buildings, regardless of vaccination status. This is a current legal requirement. This is a current legal requirement.
Physical distancing requirements for the 2021-2022 school year have been updated to support the provision of full time learning; physical distancing of three feet or more between students maintained in the classroom settings to the degree possible and reasonable that allows for full-time, in-person learning for all students.
Visitors and Volunteers
For the 2021-22 school year, visitors and volunteers will be allowed on an as-needed basis and upon the approval of the school administrator.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Click here to view the dashboard page.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Data Dashboard is to provide transparency regarding the number of COVID-19 cases within the Peninsula School District while respecting student and staff medical privacy rights.
Test to Stay Program (Began Monday, Oct. 4)
Please click the blue accordion for details about the voluntary, parent consent testing program launched to keep students in school as much as safely possible.
COVID-19 School Site Safety Plans
COVID-19 Building Site Safety Plans are available on each school's website. A quick reference list to site plans is also available below in the blue accordion.
Visitors and Volunteers Guidance
Click the blue accordion to expand and view information about visitors and volunteers guidance during the 2021-2022 school year in PSD.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Guideline Details
Please click the blue accordion topic labels below for information details about COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols in the Peninsula School District.
- Before School and Work
- Face Coverings/Masks Requirements and Standards
- Physical Distancing
- Close Contacts
- Vaccinations and Vaccine Resources
- Screening Isolation Rooms
- School Bus Safety
- Student Expectations
- Ventilation and Cleaning Protocols
- Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Case
- School Site Safety Plans
Video Announcements and updates Archive Resources