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2022-2023 Family Communications

Sept. 01, 2022

Dear NCSD families,

As we enter the 2022-23 school year, we know there are likely many questions about how we are approaching COVID-19 and other health-related topics. 

In short, North Clackamas Schools will maintain many of the mitigation strategies that were in place last school year, such as reinforcing good health hygiene habits of frequent hand washing and sanitizing, covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are ill. Some strategies have been relaxed and will be optional for most students and staff members, such as mask wearing and physical distancing. 

The table below summarizes our plans in key areas. You can find each school’s COVID-19 Management Plans and other helpful information. 


Thank you, 

North Clackamas Schools


2022-23 Communicable Disease Mitigation Measures

COVID-19 Vaccination

Recommended for all students who are eligible. Required for staff, volunteers, and those who supply goods or services to school-based programs, per OAR 333-019-1030, unless they have received an approved medical or religious exception. 


Several immunizations are required by the State of Oregon for school attendance (EnglishEspañolРусскийTiếng Việt,  中文). These immunizations must be current by mid-February 2023 to avoid exclusion from school. 

Face Coverings

Optional for students and staff when in most parts of the building. Required (by state law) for both students and staff while in areas of the building that are providing health care services (e.g.  isolation rooms, health rooms, school based health centers). Strongly recommended for those recovering from COVID-19 if they will be around others on days 6-10 after a positive test or onset of symptoms.


COVID-19 testing may be done with a home test or at a local pharmacy or doctor’s office. On-site testing at school will only be conducted on an as-needed basis with parent/guardian consent for students 14 and younger. Parental Consent Form


People who have tested positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate at home for at least five days, with day 1 being the first full day after symptom onset or positive test (if asymptomatic). They may return to work/school on Day 6, or as soon thereafter as they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication, and other symptoms are improving. Isolation and Exposure Recommendations


People who have been exposed to COVID-19 are not required to quarantine. It is recommended that they wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. Isolation and Exposure Recommendations


Classes, lunches and recess are returning to standard pre-COVID setup. 

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing of at least three feet between yourself and others is recommended as a general healthy practice; however no set amount of physical distancing will be required or enforced. 

Contact Tracing

Our Contact Tracing Team will continue to provide instructions and advice to students, staff, and families as needed. It will also continue to investigate potential outbreaks, respond accordingly, communicate with local and state health authorities, and collaborate with our District Nursing team.

Weekly Data

NCSD will continue to post district-wide data on positive cases of COVID-19 on a weekly basis. 


NCSD will not send families an email notification when individuals in their school test positive for COVID-19. Communication will be sent on an as-needed basis if there is a communicable disease outbreak in a classroom, cohort, or school; or if there is general information to share with all families within a school or the district as a whole.

Too Sick for School

There are many reasons why a student or staff member might be too sick to attend school or work. Please reference this list if you or your child develop symptoms (EnglishEspañolРУССКИЙTIẾNG VIỆT中文), and do not return to school or work until symptoms have resolved. 


At this time, the risk of monkeypox to children and adolescents in the U.S. is low. It is particularly unlikely to be spread in school because of the prolonged skin-to-skin contact that is needed for transmission. Two of the main symptoms of monkeypox are a new rash and fever, which are two of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School guidelines. Learn more about monkeypox on the CDC’s website


Aug. 29, 2022

NCSD COVID-19 testing consent form

Dear North Clackamas families, 

North Clackamas School District will continue to offer COVID-19 testing for students in our schools during the 2022-23 school year. 

For students 14 years old and younger, parents or guardians must fill out the consent form linked below if they want their child to have access to testing while at school

Per Oregon Health Authority rules, students 15 years and older can fill out the consent form themselves or have it filled out by their parents. 

Filling out the form ahead of time will make the testing process much smoother should your student need to be tested while at school. 

NCSD COVID-19 Testing Consent Form 2022-23


Please note that if you do not want your child to be tested, simply refrain from filling out the form. 

If your student is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or is otherwise ill, they should stay home from school. Students who develop symptoms of COVID-19 while not at school should access testing options through a health provider, at-home or through a non-school community testing site. For specific guidance on when to keep your student home, click here


Thank you, 

North Clackamas Schools

Aug. 18, 2022

Important Information for the Upcoming School Year

Dear North Clackamas families, 

As soon as next week, NCSD will share detailed information about our plans to manage health, COVID-19, and other communicable diseases during the 2022-23 school year. 

In the meantime, here are some of the major aspects of how NCSD schools will operate this year:

  • Masks will continue to be optional in our buildings except for in health care settings, like health centers. 
  • Students and staff who are ill or experiencing symptoms should stay home from school. 
  • The isolation protocol for staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 will remain mostly the same as it was at the end of the 2021-22 school year: infected individuals must stay home for 5 days regardless of vaccination status.
  • NCSD’s Contact Tracing Team will continue to work with staff and families when an individual tests positive for COVID-19.
  • NCSD will not send families an email notification when individuals in their school test positive for COVID-19.
  • NCSD will continue to post data about positive cases of COVID-19 on the district website every week.
  • On-site diagnostic COVID-19 testing will still be available to staff and students. The electronic consent form for testing will be shared with families via Parentsquare before the start of school. 

NCSD is aware that families are also concerned about Monkeypox (hMPXV). The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones is to learn about how it is spread and who is most at risk. The Oregon Health Authority launched a revamped webpage that aims to answer all of your questions. 

There has also been increased media coverage about polio. It is important to remember that  polio vaccinations are included on Oregon’s list of required vaccinations. Click here for a full list of vaccination requirements for public school students in Oregon. 

NCSD will also share a list of back-to-school resources with families in the coming days, so keep an eye out for that email or consult the district website


Thank you, 

North Clackamas Schools