As we approach the middle of the academic year, I thought it was important to share some important reminders.
The district’s core goal is to bring all students to school as much as possible while preserving the safety of all students and staff in the school environment. To ensure the safety of all students, it is imperative that the health recommendations are followed.
If your child is being tested for COVID-19, your child should not return to school until the results of the PCR have been received. These results must be shared with your child’s school nurse.
In the event of a possible exposure within a school, guidance will be provided. Please refer to the definition from the CDC of the terms noted below.
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).
Additionally, siblings of students that are asked to quarantine due to exposure, do not need to quarantine and may continue to attend schools. This is referred to as “secondary contact”. However, if the students that are under quarantine develop symptoms, please keep the other household siblings home and contact the school for guidance.
it is important to monitor for symptoms daily and to refer to the daily check list.
Superintendent of Schools