Dear Parent/ Guardian:
We learn about COVID-19 every day and we are working together to keep everyone safe. We need your help as we bring children back into the school building for in-person learning.
You must monitor your child/children every morning prior to coming to school for signs/symptoms of illness. If having signs/symptoms of illness, you must keep them home and complete remote learning (if possible). They should be seen and evaluated by their healthcare provider. Doctor’s documentation will be required. Please follow up with your school nurse regarding your child’s illness.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS NO SYMPTOMS AND YOU SEND THEM TO SCHOOL, YOU ARE CERTIFYING THAT THEY ARE HEALTHY, WELL AND READY FOR SCHOOL.
Symptoms and conditions requiring absence for in-person learning:
- Fever or fever-like symptoms
- Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, chills, fatigue (tiredness), muscle or body aches
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- New onset of headache
- New loss of taste or smell
- Respiratory symptoms
- New cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not
- Close contact with a positive COVID-19 case
- Confirmed non-COVID viral infection (i.e. flu, stomach bug)
- Contagious infections (i.e. pink eye, strep throat)
- New unknown skin rash
We ask that you talk with your child/children about 3 W’s
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
- Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Make sure the school has up to date contact numbers. This includes emergency contacts and individuals authorized to pick up your child/children from school. If a child becomes ill at school, they must be picked up within 1 hour. You will receive a letter from your school nurse with further instructions and /or return date per CDC guidelines. Depending on the situation, a child may be required to not be in school for up to 10 or more days.
We want our students back at school, but we DO NOT want students at school when they are sick, spreading germs to others. Thank you for your assistance in this matter for the well-being of all students and staff.