Health and Safety Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year

  • Safely returning our staff and scholars to in-person instruction on September 1, 2021 is our top priority. FWPS is implementing a comprehensive and layered prevention strategy to keep everyone safe and healthy as we return to our school buildings. Our layered mitigation and prevention measures align to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s recent directives. 

    Federal and state health officials remind us that getting the COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from getting sick and helps prevent severe COVID-related illness, hospitalizations, and death. 

    School preventative measures for the coming school year include: 

    • Face Coverings/Masks (in school and on school buses) 
    • Physical Distancing 
    • Improved ventilation 
    • Cleaning & Disinfecting 
    • Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette 
    • Staying home when sick 
    • Vaccination 
    • Testing 
    • Responding to COVID-19 Cases 

    On Aug. 18, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced a new directive legally requiring all PK–12 school district employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination and be fully vaccinated or submit a medical or religious exemption by October 18, 2021. We are working with our staff to comply with the new requirement. This does not impact the start of school on September 1, 2021


  • Masks

  • Physical Distancing

  • Health Screening and Attestation

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Ventilation

  • School Day Overview

  • Recess

  • Breakfast and Lunch

  • Transportation

  • Extracurricular Activities: Athletics and Clubs

  • Assemblies

  • Visitors

  • COVID Response Protocols