At WHWS we understand and share the concerns of our community in regards to the COVID-19 virus, as well as other infectious diseases. In response, we have implemented a number of healthcare measures in cooperation with local, state and federal health officials as well as medical professionals within our community.
Below, you will find a wealth of information regarding our safety protocols along with supporting resources to help our community.
Spring 2023 Active COVID Cases Among Staff/Students
The following COVID-19 table is updated regularly to reflect current cases impacting our school. This is a public health communication tool for transparency with our community.
The table reflects cases connected to our school. We have increased testing capabilities for students and staff to help mitigate transmission of the recent variants.
|Updated: May 1st, 3:00pm (case counts updated as able and as reported; corrections will be made as found)|
|School Week||Households with Positive Cases (new)||Classes Notified of Possible Exposure|
|May 1st - May 5th||4||0|
|Apr. 24th - Apr. 28th||4||1|
|Apr. 17th - Apr. 21st||1||0|
|Mar. 27th - Mar. 31st||0||0|
|Mar. 20th - Mar. 24th||0||0|
|Mar. 13th - Mar. 17th||3||2|
|Mar. 6th - Mar. 9th||1||1|
|Feb. 27th - Mar. 3rd||4||1|
|Feb. 13th - Feb. 17th||0||0|
|Feb. 6th - Feb. 10th||0||0|
|Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd||1||1|
|Jan. 23rd - Jan. 27th||17||6|
|Jan. 17th - Jan. 20th||0||0|
|Jan. 9th - Jan. 13th||1||0|
|Jan. 3rd - Jan. 6th||2||1|
|Dec.12th - Dec. 16th||0||0|
|Dec. 5th - Dec. 9th||0||0|
|Nov. 28th - Dec. 2nd||0||0|
|Nov. 21st - Nov. 25th (no school)||5||0|
|Nov. 14th - Nov. 18th||0||0|
|Nov. 7th - Nov. 10th||0||0|
|Oct. 31st - Nov. 4th||1||0|
|Oct. 24th - Oct. 28th||0||0|
|Oct. 17th - Oct. 21sth||0||0|
|Oct. 11th - Oct. 14th||1||0|
|Oct. 3rd - Oct. 7th||2||0|
|Sept. 26th-Sept. 30th||0||0|
|Sept. 19th -Sept. 23rd||5||1|
|Sept. 12th-Sept. 16th||3||2|
|Sept. 7th-Sept. 9th||2||1|
Here are the steps we follow for confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- We learn of confirmed case through parent/guardian reporting or rapid test at school. The county Health Department no longer provides contact tracing.
- Our school will initiate contact tracing. If there are close contacts of a confirmed case, we will notify families.
- We work closely with the health department on our case response and in providing close contacts with public health information that is in line with our current Health and Safety Policy.
- We update the COVID-19 dashboard for transparency with our community.
WA DOH COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Health Officer Orders and Recommendations
Bellingham Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard
Bellingham School District Mental Health & Wellness Resources
A Verse for Our Time
We must eradicate from the soul
All fear and terror of what comes towards man out of the future.
We must acquire serenity
In all feelings and sensations about the future.
We must look forward with absolute equanimity
To everything that may come.
And we must think only that whatever comes
Is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom.
It is part of what we must learn in this age,
namely, to live out of pure trust,
Without any security in existence.
Trust in the ever present help
Of the spiritual world.
Truly, nothing else will do
If our courage is not to fail us.
And let us seek the awakening from within ourselves
Every morning and every evening.