What to Expect If Your Child Becomes Ill at School

Students sick at school

Any student who becomes ill at school, develops a fever, OR exhibits one or more of the COVID-19 symptoms must be picked up from school at the earliest opportunity. These students will be isolated with a designated staff member to care for each student until their parent/guardian has arrived. For any cases that may be suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the school will follow the local health department and CDC’s guidelines. Any children potentially exposed will be notified by a school official with the current guidance from the health department. 




Prior to bringing your child to school, please conduct a health check every day.

Please include the following, though not an exhaustive list, in your health checks:

  • fever
  • chills
  • shortness of breath not related to asthma
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose-not related to allergies
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea

If your child has any of these symptoms, please do not send them to school. Please do not medicate your child at home before sending them to school. If your child comes to school or develops any of the above-mentioned symptoms, they will be sent home from school.

Students may return to school after being symptom free for 48 hours.

For more information pertaining to COVID-19 symptoms & assessment guidelines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html



posted 9/8/20
updated 8/31/21

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