Wellness Protocols

Last Updated: 8/25/2021 7:00 PM

As we return in-person, our goal is to provide the safest possible learning environment for our students and staff in a pandemic environment. 

Wellness Screening at Home

Daily screening is required for all students and staff for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival at school or any other school activity. Parents, please be sure valid local emergency contacts are updated on file and be prepared to pick up students that are ill or displaying COVID-19 symptoms immediately. Students must be picked up within 30 minutes.

Students are required to stay home if they are ill and/or experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 or another contagious illness. Students are also required to stay home if anyone in their household is in isolation or tested positive for COVID-19. For more information, please use the following link:


COVID-19 Testing

If you or your student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it is recommended that you get tested. For additional information about testing locations, please visit: 

If your student has a positive COVID-19 PCR Test result, please keep your student home and contact the health office for further direction. 


Quarantine or Isolation?

You Quarantine when you have been exposed to an individual(s) who has tested positive for COVID-19. You Isolate when you test positive for COVID-19 (you may or may not be symptomatic if you tested positive) or are displaying symptoms that are consistent with an active COVID-19 infection.

 

CDC recommendations on what to do if you are ill or test positive for COVID-19:

 


Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19

High Risk Symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough

Low Risk Symptoms:

  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea 
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Chills
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Generally feeling of being unwell or other notable symptom

Return to School Protocol

  • If your student has one low-risk symptom, they may return to school 24 hours after the symptom has resolved and no other symptoms are present without fever reducing medication. 
  • If your student has a high-risk symptom or multiple low-risk symptoms, your child may return to school when:
    • The above symptoms have improved or resolved, and
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
    • Has been fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
       or:
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
    • Other symptoms have improved, and
    • They have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 or a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) or a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus).
      *Please note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
  • Upon return, your student must be checked in through the health office.

Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is not required for students to attend school in-person. Current regulations also do not require employees to be vaccinated. However, the district strongly encourages students who are age 12 and older as well as all employees to get vaccinated. 
Vaccine information can be found here: