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 sent to our “isolation” room with a designated staff member to care for each student until their parent/guardian has arrived. 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. The designated isolation room in all buildings will be separate from other staff/students except the one caring for the student. That staff member will be provided PPE (personal protective equipment).

Temperatures/Illness

 

All students’ temperatures will be monitored upon arrival to all buildings. Prior to bringing your child to school, every parent must conduct a health check every day.

Please include all of the following 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.

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

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