Sick Student Information
Protocols and Procedures for Sick Students
Family COVID Precautions
Below is some important information regarding COVID-19.
To help keep our Washington families safe and to give us all the best chance to remain in a face to face instruction mode, please keep your child home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
Fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher) or chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating - without the use of fever reducing medications like Tylenol/Ibuprofen, etc.
Cough or Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Headache or Muscle/body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea, vomiting or Diarrhea
(Keep in mind that symptoms may take 2 - 14 days to appear after exposure)
Procedures for Symptom Onset at School
We will be following Health Department recommended procedures for Covid symptoms that present while children are at school. While we do understand that many childhood illnesses have the same symptoms, out of precaution, we will be treating the symptoms as possible COVID symptoms until the child can be further evaluated.
If symptoms are identified during the school day, your child will go immediately to the nurse’s office and will be distanced from other children and adults to minimize possible exposure. You will be notified to pick your child up as soon as possible. It is also our procedure to notify the Health Department for further instruction.
The following symptoms would warrant a visit to the nurse’s office: fever, chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, cough, shortness of breath, sweating, difficulty breathing, fatigue, headache, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
The nurse’s office is in the north west corner of the school on 7th Street. This will allow easy pick up of your child, as there is an accessible exit door at that corner of the building.
If you are questioning whether or not to send your child to school, then it is best to be cautious and keep them home. Please call the office before leaving home if in doubt.
We are here to help! If you have ANY questions at all regarding whether or not to send your child to school, please call the office (989-894-2744) before bringing them.