Learning While Staying Healthy & Safe in 2022–2023
This webpage was last updated on August 29, 2022.
- The pandemic is not over. We must remain vigilant, understanding, and compassionate. Not only do we have individuals in our community (students, employees, household members) who are immunocompromised, medically fragile, or otherwise at high risk for severe disease, potentially unsustainable faculty and staff shortages in 2022–2023 continue to be a concern. Individuals must continue to isolate at home when positive for covid for at least five days and potentially longer; this has the very real potential of requiring that we send a class, a grade, or even the whole school home.
- Vaccinations against covid are now available for children six months old and older and are recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Vaccination is the best way to protect ourselves and those around us from becoming severely ill or having long-lasting health impacts due to covid.
- As has been true since the start of this pandemic, our priorities in 2022–2023 will continue to be to mitigate risk in order to prevent the spread of the virus to the best of our ability while offering our harmonized, bilingual program through in-person learning whenever possible.
- FASPS will remain a safe space for those individuals who wish to continue to mask, practice physical distance, test regularly, etc.
- Click here to read the Washington State Department of Health’s “Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K–12 Schools and Child Care,” updated August 5, 2022.
- Click here to read the CDC’s “Operational Guidance for K–12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning,” updated August 11, 2022.