COVID-19 Tracker

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Trust and Transparency

In an effort to keep our community fully informed, we will provide information when positive COVID cases are identified among students or staff in our buildings in the tables below.

Some of the cases included in the table below may have occurred outside the school setting and would not factor into the Department of Health (DOH) outbreak conditions (PDF page 16). Therefore, the information above should only be used for monitoring purposes only, NOT a determination of outbreak status. We do not take the decision to move to online learning lightly. We evaluate the specifics of each individual case with the health department to determine if a given case is evidence of a possible outbreak at a school. Then, a determination is made if a school needs to move to remote learning. Visit the FAQs at the bottom of this page to learn more.

This dashboard is updated weekdays by 5:00 p.m. Information is based on self-reporting by families and employees. Positive cases that occurred offsite and posed no potential exposure risk to staff and students are not recorded below.

Last updated 5/23/2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Total Students In-Person

10,565

Student Current Positive Cases

(Cases in Isolation)

47

Student Total Positive Cases 

(2021-22 School Year)

1990

Total Staff

1,460

Staff Current Positive Cases

(Cases in Isolation)

10

Staff Total Positive Cases  

(2021-22 School Year)

412

Cases by Location

Location Student
Current
Positive
Cases 
Student
Total
Positive
Cases 
Student
Cases in
Past 2
Weeks
 
% of
Students

in Past 2
Weeks
 
Staff
Current
Positive
Cases
Staff
Total
Positive
Cases
Staff
Cases in
Past 2
Weeks
% of
Staff

in Past 2
Weeks
 
Brownsville Elementary 2 115 27 6.2%  1 19 2 3.8%
Clear Creek Elementary 4 97 16 3.8%   23 1 1.6%
Cottonwood Elementary 2 62 5 1.3%   10 3 5.5%
Cougar Valley Elementary 2 100 7 1.8%   18 1 1.7%
Emerald Heights Elementary 4 75 12 2.7% 1 23 3 5.7%
Esquire Hills Elementary   45 4 1.4%   12    0.0% 
Green Mountain Elementary 2 71 7 1.9%   14   0.0%
Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park 4 66 7 1.6% 1 13 4 7.0%
PineCrest Elementary 2 71 4 1.1% 3 22 4 8.7%
Silver Ridge Elementary 2 73 12 3.1%   16   0.0%
Silverdale Elementary 1 86 10 2.6%   20 1 1.8%
Woodlands Elementary 5 45 9 2.3% 1 23 2 3.4%
Barker Creek Community School 1 28 4 1.6%   5   0.0%
Central Kitsap High School 11 332 35 2.3% 2 33 3 2.3%
Central Kitsap Middle School 3 135 24 3.2%   19 3 4.5%
Fairview Middle School   102 12 1.9%   14 2 2.9%
Klahowya Secondary School 1 131 17 1.8% 1 21 3 3.0%
Olympic High School   227 21 1.9%   22 1 0.8%
Ridgetop Middle School 1 129 9 1.3%   20   0.0%
Teaching and Learning Center           14 2 1.8%
Jenne-Wright Administration           5   0.0%
Operations Service Center           40 1 0.8%
Grounds, Maintenance and Custodial        
6
0.0%

Definitions

Total Students In-Person - student receiving in-person learning services.

Total Staff
- total number of district employees

Current Positive Cases - students/staff with a confirmed case who are currently in isolation.

Total Positive Cases - student/staff total positive cases for the 2021-22 school year.

Cases in past two weeks - The number of in-person students or staff with positive COVID-19 cases who had symptom onset OR a positive test result in the past 14 days.

Percentage of students with cases in past two weeks - This percentage shows the two-week case amount for today, divided by the current school building headcount.

Percentage of staff with cases in past two weeks - This percentage shows the two-week case amount for today, divided by the number of regular building staff.

How do you determine if there was an outbreak in a school?

We are required to follow this guidance from the Department of Health (DOH) (PDF page 16):

A COVID-19 outbreak in a school is considered when the following have been met:

  • Multiple probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases comprising at least 10% of students, teachers, or staff within a specified core group

    OR

  • At least 3 cases within a specified core group meeting criteria for a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case;

    AND

  • Cases have symptom onset or positive test result within 14 days of each other, AND
  • Cases were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting (i.e., household) outside of the school setting, AND
  • Cases were epidemiologically linked in the school setting or a school-sanctioned extracurricular activity

 

How do you decide how long a school should be in remote learning?

We work with the Department of Health to evaluate the level of transmission at a school to determine an appropriate return date to prevent further spread.

Are you closing because there aren’t enough staff to operate the school?

No, outbreak closures are not connected to staffing levels. Rather, we switch to remote learning to determine the extent of an outbreak and prevent further spread at a school. Staff are absent from work for a variety of reasons (sick illness, non-illness, personal, vacation, etc). We work each morning to ensure there is coverage to keep the building open during a staff shortage.

My school’s percentage is close to 10%. Does that mean we are closing?

No. In addition to the 10% scenario from the DOH, we also look at whether (from DOH guide page 15):

  • Cases were or were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting (i.e., household) outside of the school setting, AND
  • Cases were epidemiologically linked in the school setting or a school-sanctioned extracurricular activity

When we evaluate these additional conditions and it is clear transmission at the school has not met the 10% threshold, then we would remain in-person.

The percentage can vary widely day-to-day at buildings with smaller staff sizes such as elementary schools.

How does the percentage guidance apply to students?

Given the size of our student populations, the overall percentage of positive COVID-19 cases remain low AND most cases occurring in schools are not linked. In other words, many students are getting COVID-19 outside the school environment. We evaluate the specifics of each individual case with the Health Department to determine if a given case is evidence of a possible outbreak at a school.

Why are daily cases so low, but total cases rise at a higher rate?

Our tracker currently shows how many students and staff have an active positive case on the reported day. This data point worked well until the Department of Health changed their quarantine length guidance in January 2022. With the shortened quarantine length, we have staff or students who are out sick, get tested, and by the time they receive and report their test results, they are already eligible to return under the new guidance. This means they might not show up in the current positive cases column, but they are added to the total cases column.

The tracker also includes positive cases that may have happened outside school, even though they do not factor into an outbreak. For example, a student may have contracted COVID-19 from a family member while in quarantine, so they appear as a positive case on our tracker, but they do not factor into our 10% outbreak threshold since they were never at school to expose anyone.