Health and Safety Guidelines for the 2022-23 School Year

  • Federal Way Public Schools has consistently followed the guidance of public health experts in order to create a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff, and we will continue to follow the guidance put forth by Washington State Department of Health and Public Health - Seattle and King County.  

    • Masks will be optional in our school buildings and on our school buses. Staff and students will have the choice to wear a mask at school, with the expectation that others’ choices will be respected. We will support and honor all individual choices.  

    • Masks will still be required in the health room, as this is considered a health care setting.  

    • Masks are recommended indoors facility-wide when there are widespread outbreaks or cases at a school. 

    • When the CDC COVID-19 Community Level is high, the CDC recommends universal indoor masking in schools.  

    • Families of students who are immunocompromised, medically fragile, and/or otherwise at high risk for severe disease should consult their health care provider about whether to continue wearing well-fitted masks.   

    • Air purifiers with HEPA filters will remain in place in classrooms and other common areas.   

    • Physical distancing will continue -where possible and practical.   

    • Regular cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue.  

    • Information about COVID-19 cases in each school and across the district will continue to be available on our COVID-19 Data Dashboard: 

    Additional health and safety protocols are available below.  

  • Masks

  • Monitoring for Symptoms and Testing in Schools

  • Responding to COVID-19 Cases

  • Ventilation

  • Cleaning & Disinfecting