What is TC Doing to Prevent COVID?

Because so many families have questions and concerns about what steps are being taken at Thornton Creek to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Principal Gerrit Kischner, and Vice Principal Laureen Miller have offered to answer questions from TC families in a living document. Please send your questions to Click the following link to view the document.

Thornton Creek COVID Prevention FAQ’s

Additional things to note…

Updated weekly, the SPS COVID-19 Dashboard shows cases in SPS by region. Click the arrow in the lower right corner to expand the graphic, so you can click to get more specific info. Click above a region’s name to see only numbers for that region. School specific information can be found in the 2nd tab of this graphic.

Did you know that you don’t need a doctor’s note to get a COVID test? Find a COVID-19 Testing Site.

More from our Safety Committee

As per the Governor’s mandate, all Seattle Public Schools employees and students must wear a mask while at school. This “Knot and Tuck” video to help ensure your students’ mask fits properly. 
If you think your student has been exposed to, or has symptoms of, COVID-19 please keep your student home and email Nurse Twinkle and the office. Nurse Twinkle will work with families and the district to determine when it is safe for your student to return to school.
To take a school issued COVID test, please register here.The best time to test is between 8:30-11:30 AM, M-F.  Come to the main doors of the 40th Ave NE entrance and ring the doorbell upon arrival or call 206-252-5300 for Drive-thru testing.The test is a self-administered nasal swab and results are returned within 24 to 72 hours. Feel free to use our, or any COVID-19, testing site.
Guidance for travel and quarantineHere are the current guidelines:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, everyone who travels should wear a mask and monitor for symptoms for 14 days
  • Unvaccinated travelers should get tested 1-3 days before travel and get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days or self-quarantine for 10 days if they aren’t tested
  • People should NOT travel if: exposed to COVID-19, are sick, test positive for COVID-19, or are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test
  • People should NOT travel with someone who is sick

Further information can be found here:


Seattle Public Schools COVID links Seattle Public Schools’ When to Keep Your Student Home

Seattle Public Schools’ Health and Safety Protocols

Seattle Public Schools’ Covid Dashboard

Thornton Creek’s FAQ

Safety during the 2021-2022 school year 2021-2022 School Year: 180 days of Excellence resource page 

Seattle and King County Public Health Community Links King County’s COVID-19 Symptoms Flow Chart

King County Public Health Information

City of Seattle’s About COVID-19 Testing

King County COVID-19 Dashboard

King County COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status

King County Schools COVID-19 Response Toolkit

King County COVID-19 free testing locations link