Please review the following reminders concerning the expectations and guidelines that will assist us in keeping our students in school.
Expectations for Parents
The health of each student begins at home, therefore, we recommend that parents take the following actions to support a healthy school community:
Screen children for COVID-19 symptoms each morning.
This includes: Taking your child’s temperature and asking them if they are experiencing symptoms like feeling feverish, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, weakness/fatigue, muscle/body aches, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, new loss of taste/smell and/or headache. Students with any of these symptoms should not be sent to school.
Keep children at home who have even mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19
Keep children at home if they have had recent close contact (within the last 14 days) with a person with COVID-19 or have been notified by the health department to quarantine due to exposure to a person with COVID-19
Have your children wash their hands before leaving for school and remind them to wash their hands several times during the school day.
Frequent handwashing, for at least 20 seconds (roughly the time it takes to sing the happy birthday song twice), is one of the best known ways to prevent the spread of illness. Make sure your child is in the habit of frequent handwashing after using the restroom, before eating, and when their hands are otherwise soiled. If handwashing is not available, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol is a good alternative.
Give your student a mask to wear all day while at school.
When we breathe, talk, sing, or yell our mouths and nose give off tiny droplets which can spread illness. Masks help prevent the spread of these droplets which can keep others safe. Wash masks daily.