Three female students smiling at the camera in the lunch room

Communicable Disease Information

Quarantine policy now follows the District's Illness Policy as follows:

When to keep your child at home: 

  • Fever -- Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees. Your student may return when  their temp. has been below 100 degrees for 24hrs without fever reducing medication. 
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Vomiting -- May return when there has been no episodes of vomiting without the use of medication for 48 hours.
  • Diarrhea -- 3 or more watery stools in 24 hours or sudden onset. May return when resolved for 48 hours.
  • Sore Throat -  May return when resolved for 24 hours.
  • Rash -- Any new onset of rash if accompanied by fever. May return after rash resolves or if clearance given by health care providers. 
  • Cough -- Persistent cough with or without fever, serious sustained coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Symptoms or complaints that prevent the student from participating in his/her usual school activities including severe fatigue and muscle or body aches.
  • Stiff neck or headache with accompanying fever -- May return after resolution of symptoms or diagnosis made and clearance given. 
  • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin) -- May return after diagnosis from physician and clearance given.
The Forest Grove School District follows the requirements of Washington County Public Health.  While there are no specific COVID protocols, we follow our communicable disease requirements for any symptoms of any illness, including COVID. 
Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. If a person with COVID-19 symptoms tests negative for COVID-19, they should consider getting tested for other respiratory illnesses that could be spread to others, such as flu.
If you test positive for COVID, please stay home until you are fever free for at least 24 hours AND your other symptoms are improving. It is recommended by public health to wear a mask for ten days at the start of symptoms or from the date of testing positive, but it is NOT required. 
If you have any questions, please feel free ton contact Kandice Ertman in Health Services. 

Funds allow FGSD to address the most important educational needs as a result of COVID-19. It is a requirement that at least 20% of funds must be used for identification of evidence-based interventions to address the academic impact of lost instructional time. 
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
If you are in a crisis and need to talk to a mental health professional, please access these resources that are available to you:
 -Hawthorne Walk In Clinic:
 Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255

 - 24 hour Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
Si usted está en una crisis y necesita hablar con un profesional de salud mental, por favor de accesar estos recursos que están disponibles para usted:
- Hawthorne Walk In Clinic:
- Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- 24 horas Línea de Crisis del Condado de Washington: 503-291-9111