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Information for Parents/Guardians

COVID-19 Information for Parents/Guardians

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Daily Home Screening for Students:

Check your child daily for signs of illness. Please check your child’s temperature every day before school (if you need a thermometer, please inform your school nurse).

If your child has ANY of the following symptoms or close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL, and inform the school nurse.

❏ Temperature of 100.0 or higher

❏ Muscle aches or body aches 

❏ Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough) 

❏ Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 

❏ New loss of taste or smell

❏ Sore throat (when in combination with other symptoms)

❏ Headache (when in combination with other symptoms)

❏ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (when in combination with other symptoms)

❏ Fatigue (when in combination with other symptoms)

❏ Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known cause, such as allergies) (when in combination with other symptoms)

❏ Close contact (within 6 feet for 15+ minutes) to a positive COVID19 case

Emergency Contact Information:

Please make sure that all contact information for yourself and emergency contacts is up to date, and update as needed. If the school nurse calls you to pick up your child you should do so promptly; we are asking within 30 minutes.

If your child presents at the school nurse’s office with any of the COVID symptoms you will receive a call to pick up your child and be referred to your child’s health care provider for further instructions. They will need a medical note to return to school.

Attendance:

Please call any absence into your child’s school; if the absence is health related, please contact the school nurse. 

Face Coverings/Masks: 

  • A face covering that covers the nose and mouth must be worn by all individuals (students, staff, and visitors) inside school buildings and on school transportation unless they have provided a physician’s note documenting an exemption.
  • Face coverings will not be required while eating, drinking, during mask breaks, or at any time outdoors.
  • Parents/guardians should supply the face mask 
    • Please label the mask with your child’s name
  • Face coverings can be disposable or reusable and must: 
    • fully cover the nose and mouth and be secure under the chin, 
    • be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material, 
    • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, 
    • be secured with ties or ear loops.         
    • Neck gaiters, open chin triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind will not be considered appropriate face coverings.       

Hand Hygiene:

Hand hygiene remains one of the most important ways to stop the spread of illness. Students and staff are required to exercise hand hygiene (handwashing or sanitizing) upon arrival to school, before eating, before putting on and taking off masks, and before dismissal. If handwashing is not feasible, hand sanitizer will be available at key locations throughout the school and its use will be supervised by adults. 

If parents/guardians choose to opt their child out of using hand sanitizer, please send in a written notice to the school nurse.

Visitors to School Buildings, Dropping off and Picking up Students:

Principals will provide school-specific guidelines.

 

What to Send to School Daily: 

❏ Mask (labeled) 

❏ Water bottle

 

Questions:

If you have any questions regarding health and safety practices, please contact your child’s school nurse.