HEALTH & WELLNESS: Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of COVID and other communicable diseases in our schools
While we are fortunate COVID is no longer a public health emergency, we are continuing to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID and other communicable diseases in our schools.
The information outlined below is based on CDC recommendations and will guide our mitigation efforts to start the school year. Please review this information, and join us again in this ongoing effort to maintain healthy environments for teaching and learning across the District.
- Encourage good hand washing and respiratory etiquette.
- Do not send sick students to school. Students demonstrating signs of illness at school will be sent home.
- Stay up to date on vaccinations for COVID, flu, and other communicable diseases.
- Students experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever must stay home 24 hours after their last episode without medication for these conditions.
- Parents are encouraged to test students for COVID if they are experiencing the following symptoms, and to report positive results to their school:
- Fever of 100.4 F or greater or chills
- Cough, if new
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue from unknown cause
- Muscle or body aches from unknown cause
- Headache (new and either moderate or severe)
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- A student who tests positive for COVID must stay home for five days, and - if no longer symptomatic - can return to school wearing a mask for days 6-10 of their illness. If symptoms persist, the student should stay home for 10 days. (The CDC’s Isolation and Exposure Calculator can help determine if your student needs to isolate or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID.)
- Use of masks may be required in the health office for ill children.
- If another COVID outbreak should occur, though, the plan will be revised and additional guidelines will be implemented based on CDC guidance. If an outbreak were to occur in a classroom, parents will be notified as we do with all other communicable illnesses.
Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent the spread of illness in our schools. Working together, we can have another happy, healthy school year in District 2.