When to Stay Home

Identifying symptoms of Covid-19:

Parents/guardians and staff will be asked to screen themselves for symptoms before arriving at school buildings daily.

Symptom screening will also be conducted for any person that was not screened prior to entry at school.  

Students and staff will be asked to remain home if they have any of the following new onsets of symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should be isolated and or dismissed for evaluation by their medical provider and COVID testing:

  • Fever equal to or greater than 100.4*
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Staff and students are encouraged to self-monitor symptoms throughout the day. Staff or students who develop symptoms during the school day must notify school health services or another identified point of contact in the school building immediately for further assessment by the building RN. If an RN is not available schools will have to isolate and dismiss any student or staff member who has a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 and be sent for an evaluation by a healthcare provider.

Parents/guardians of ill student(s) that need to be picked up from school will be contacted by a Nurse.  Upon arrival to school please remain in your vehicle and call the phone number provided to inform them you have arrived. A staff member will escort your child out of the building to your vehicle. 

Also if your child has any of the conditions listed below along with any communicable disease, they will need to stay home until their doctor says it is okay to return with a medical note.  Sending them back to school while contagious puts others at risk of acquiring their illness. 

  • Strep throat – must be taking an antibiotic for a full 24 hours before returning to school with MD note to return.
  • Head lice – no live lice, nits are okay.  Must be treated and then may return to school
  • Unexplained rash – Will need a doctor’s note allowing the student to return to school.  
  • Impetigo (honey-crusted sores by mouth or nose), Scabies, Ringworm- need to see a doctor, start treatment, and have a medical note allowing the student to return to school.
  • Eyes – if our child has crusty, runny, or sticky drainage along with redness to the eye, your child may have “pink eye”.  Will need a doctor’s note allowing the student to return to school.