Clarkston School District

CLARKSTON - On Sunday evening, the Clarkston School District sent out an announcement on social media to notify parents of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on school bus routes 10 and 13 last Friday (January 7). 

According to the District, students on Routes 10 and 13 were potentially exposed to COVID-19 and are considered close contacts. Students who were on those bus routes are now being asked to quarantine. If your student is not showing symptoms, they can return to school on January 18.

Students must quarantine for 5-full days. The district will test students on day 5 of quarantine (Wednesday, January 12). Students who test negative and are symptom free, may return to school on Thursday, January 13. Students who do not test negative or continue to have symptoms on January 12 may return to school on January 18. More details regarding the January 12 testing will be shared at a later time.


  1. Students ages 5-17 who are fully vaccinated DO NOT need to quarantine (last dose must have been administered more than 14 days ago).
  2. Students 18 and older who a have received their primary vaccine and the booster also DO NOT need to quarantine.
  3. Students 18 and older who have received their primary vaccines and are not yet eligible for the booster DO NOT need to quarantine.
  4. Students who have a laboratory confirmed or school administered diagnoses of Covid in the last 90 days DO NOT need to quarantine.

Parents will need to provide the school with documentation of the laboratory confirmed positive Covid diagnosis. In the last 90 days.

If you have questions about your individual child’s situation, or any further questions, please call the Clarkston School District Educator Support Center at 509-758-2531.

Bus Route 20

The District also announced that due to a shortage of bus drivers, Route 20 will not have busing services next week, so families will need to make other arrangements for transportation. All other bus routes will continue as regularly scheduled.