COVID-19 Testing

  • Updated: April 7, 2022

    Students who need a COVID-19 test can receive a test from LWSD Health Services at your school beginning April 11, 2022. 

    Please schedule a COVID-19 drive-thru test appointment with your building nurse (see contact information below). At your scheduled time, you will park in front of the school and one of our health services staff members will come to your car to administer a COVID-19 test. Results will be texted or emailed to you through Simple Report.

    PRIOR to testing, create a Simple Report profile for each student. See the appropriate link for your school on the right side of this page.

    Returning to school after a COVID-19 diagnosis

    Students may return to school after receiving a positive COVID diagnosis on the following schedule:

    After 5 full days of isolation if:

    • Symptoms have improved or you are asymptomatic, AND
    • No fever for the past 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication, AND
    • Student receives a negative test after day 5, AND
    • You show proof of negative test results to the school AND
    • The test was conducted by a member of our Lakewood School District Health Services team or by a licensed healthcare facility. At-home test results will not be accepted.

    If your student is not able to receive a negative test, they should continue isolating through day 10 and return to school on day 11.

    Returning to school after having COVID-19-like symptoms

    If your student begins to experience any COVID-19-like symptoms, they must isolate at home. Contact your school nurse before returning to school.

    Exposure to COVID-19

    Beginning March 14, 2022, staff and students are not required to quarantine at home after a known COVID-19 exposure. Exposed students and staff may continue to take part in all in-person instruction and activities, including sports, performing arts, and other extracurricular activities, as long as they are not symptomatic. If an exposed student develops symptoms, they are required to immediately isolate at home and contact the school nurse for further guidance before returning to school.

    Building Nurses

    Kelsey Mitchell MSN, BSN, RN
    Lakewood School District Nurse
    (360) 654-2098 

    Lakewood High School
    Jolene Cox BSN, RN
    (360) 652-4505 

    Lakewood Middle School 
    Annette Ziegler, RN
    (360) 652-4510 

    Cougar Creek Elementary
    Gwen Grubb, RN
    (360) 652-4517

    English Crossing Elementary
    Jen Rucker, RN
    (360) 652-4515

    Lakewood Elementary
    Jessica Dunc BSN, RN
    (360) 652-4520