COVID-19 Data Dashboard
In our commitment to keeping our community informed, the SSD COVID-19 Dashboard will provide weekly data regarding positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools, as well as the number of individuals quarantining due to exposure. The Dashboard shows weekly cases and will be updated every Friday. Previous week data can be accessed using the drop down menu next to the date range.
Please note: Individual health data is confidential and will not be released. School administrators will communicate with families and staff members whenever there is an exposure in their buildings.
Data for Jan 2 – 8, 2022 includes all reports received by Health Services during that date range, and may include reports of cases/exposures that occurred during our Winter Break session.
COVID-19 Information and Guidance
The Sherwood School District, through our Health Services Department, works in close collaboration as needed with Washington County Public Health on positive case response. Case response protocols are aligned with current guidance from Washington County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Department of Education.
For information about changes taking effect on March 12, 2022, please see the March 3 and March 10 editions of our COVID Updates communications below.
Additional COVID Updates
Board Work Session – October 27, 2021
On October 27, 2021, the Board of Directors participated in a work session to discuss updated information on COVID-related requirements for schools, as well as the District’s contact tracing process. Please see links below for the work session presentation slides, as well as the video of the evening’s meeting.
“When should I keep my child home from school?”
Students displaying the following primary symptoms of COVID will be sent home from school, and we encourage families to screen for these symptoms daily before sending their students to school:
- Fever of 100.4°F or higher
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
If your child displays these symptoms, or has received a positive COVID test result, please keep them home and contact your school office. Additionally, students with other symptoms, such as a sore throat or a runny nose, may still be contagious with illnesses other than COVID-19. If you believe your child may be ill and are unsure if they might be contagious, please contact your school for more information or your child’s health provider for guidance before bringing the student to campus.
“My child has illness symptoms, but has a negative COVID test result. How will I know when they can return to school?”
If your child has symptoms of illness but has tested negative for COVID, your school will use the symptom-specific guidance found here to determine when your child can return to school. When in doubt, please keep your sick child home until you have contacted the school office for further guidance.
“How will my child access learning while they are in isolation?”
Once a student is required to isolate, school staff will follow-up with families to provide instructions on how to access learning during the student’s time out of school, as well as to facilitate access to any additional materials or technology needed, including devices or internet hotspots. Please contact your school’s office if you have questions related to learning access during isolation.
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
In compliance with the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resilience Framework for the 2021-22 School Year, our district has developed our Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. This plan replaces the previous Operational Blueprints utilized by each school during the 2020-21 school year. To view the district’s current plan, please see link below.