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  • WHEN YOU ARE SICK

    Students

    Parents and caregivers play an important role in limiting the spread of COVID-19 by actively screening their children for symptoms at home, prior to coming to school. Keeping your child home when they feel sick helps to protect other students, school staff members, and community as a whole. 

    Please remember:

    • Parents are expected to perform a daily screening before a student arrives at school to reduce the likelihood that a student will have to be isolated at school and sent home after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 
    • Students who have exhibited any symptoms in the past 24 hours should stay home from school until symptoms resolve.
    • Students who feel healthy but have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home and monitor their health until 14 days after their last exposure.
    • Students who have taken any fever-reducing medications in the past 24 hours should stay home until they are fever-free without the use of medication for 24 hours.
    • Staff will monitor students for symptoms.

    Employees 

    • Employees are expected to follow the same screening procedures required for students and stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms.
    • Employees must report any symptoms or potential exposures and follow district directives.

     Learn more here.

  • WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL?

    A student will be sent home with any of the following: 

    • Temperature of Guidelines for 100.4 degrees or more

    • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

    • Symptoms related to possible communicable disease (skin rashes, redness of eyes, swollen glands, etc.)

    • Excessive drainage from eyes, ears, persistent earache, constant cough; or painful sore throat accompanied by enlarged lymph nodes

    • Students with (or having the potential to transmit) an acute infectious disease or parasite

    • Head lice and/or nits

      If a student is sent home from school due to illness, the student must remain at home for the full school day following the day dismissed. In addition, the student must be symptom free without administration of any fever reducing medications or other medications to relieve symptoms for at least 24 hours before returning to school.



    If a student is sent home with COVID-19 like symptoms, the student may return when student has:

    • Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours and
    • Improvement of symptoms without use of medication to control symptoms, and
    • Written documentation of differential diagnosis (allergies, ear infection, strep, contact dermatitis, etc.) from MD/DO/NP including a statement from the provider regarding not recommending COVID-19 testing.


    If the parent/guardian does not choose to contact the student’s provider for symptom evaluation and/or seek COVID-19 testing, the student is excluded for 14 days. 

    Students returning to school after injury, including concussion and/or surgery with crutches, casts or slings should present a physician release to return to school along with a written request for any necessary modifications or accommodations.

    Please discuss any questions regarding when to return to school with the school nurse and/or health services.

  • Last updated on August 5, 2020

At-Home Screening Procedure

  • Every day, before coming to school, we ask parents/guardians to check and ask their child if they have any of the following symptoms and/or exposure: 

    • Fever – temperature 100.4 degrees or greater.
    • Cough
    • Rash
    • Sore throat/swollen glands
    • Shortness of breath
    • Runny nose or congestion
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Lack of appetite
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Red, itchy, watery eyes
    • Persistent earache 
    • Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

     

    We ask students who have had any of the above symptoms in the past 24 hours to stay home from school and/or until symptoms resolve without medication to relieve symptom(s).

    We ask students who have taken any fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen in the past 24 hours to stay home until they are fever-free without the use of medication for 24 hours.

    We ask students who feel healthy but have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 to stay home and monitor their health until 14 days after their last exposure.

Symptoms Alert

  • Be Aware Of These Symptoms

    Monitor your child for these common symptoms of COVID-19:

    • Fever (greater than 100.4 degrees)
    • Cough 
    • Rash 
    • Sore throat/swollen glands
    • Shortness of breath
    • Congestion/Runny nose
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Fatigue 
    • Headache 
    • Muscle pain 
    • Lack of appetite 
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Red, itchy, watery eyes
    • Persistent earache