Symptom Free Schools

What is the KPBSD Symptom-Free School Protocol for students and staff?

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The purpose of this protocol is to provide a learning environment that promotes the safety, health and welfare of our communities. This applies to students, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers, and any school visitors.

People entering KPBSD schools are asked to screen themselves and their children before entering any facility. Please stay home when experiencing symptoms of illness. Need Help? Call your School Nurse.

When to Stay Home from School and Contact Your School Nurse:

  • You have any signs or symptoms of illness
  • You are taking the first 24 hours of antibiotic treatment
  • You have an undiagnosed, new and/or, untreated rash or skin condition


Call your school nurse to confidentially report a positive COVID-19 test result for yourself or your child: 907.260.2391

Have you received a positive for COVID-19, and had contact in a KPBSD school? Hearing you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis can be daunting, as is determining who you may have unknowingly exposed. The school district wors in partnership with public health for contact tracing in school settings, determining exposure in schools, and notifying everyone who is a close contact and needs to quarantine. All information is protected by HIPAA and FERPA laws.

When to Stay Home and get a COVID-19 test

  • Temperature of 100.4F, or a presumed fever
  • New cough or Shortness of Breath
  • Chills, Muscle or Body Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose, Sore Throat
  • Headache, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Nausea, or Abdominal Pain
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • New undiagnosed or untreated rash or skin condition
  • You are taking first 24 hours of antibiotic treatment

When to Return to School After Illness

  • If you have been tested and are diagnosed with COVID19, you may return to school no sooner than 10 days after the onset of symptoms, or the date you took the test that was returned positive, whichever is earlier, and you have been symptom free for 24 hours without medication
  • If you have COVID19-like symptoms but choose not to be tested, you may return to school no sooner than 10 days after the onset of symptoms AND symptoms resolved for 24 hours without taking any medicine to reduce the fever
  • If you have COVID19-like symptoms, are tested and receive a negative test result, you may provide the test result and return to school 24 hours after symptoms resolve with no medication
  • If you have symptoms and visit a doctor who tests you for COVID19 and determines your symptoms are caused by something else besides COVID19, you can provide a doctor's note and return to school 24 hours after symptoms resolve with no medication
  • If you feel the symptoms were caused by a chronic problem, such as allergies, please consult your school nurse. Your doctor of school nurse. You may return after symptoms resolve with a health care provider alternate diagnosis exemption
  • If you are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days past the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna; or 14 days past single Jansen) and develop symptoms of illness, experience loss of taste or smell, or have been exposed to a positive case, testing may be required for attendance. Consult your school nurse.

*Exceptions for preexisting conditions will be determined and potentially approved by the school nurse or administrator

Molecular testing is required for symptomatic people, close contact reduced quarantine, and when antigen testing produces a positive test result.

Consult School Nurse with questions or concerns.

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