Sick Student Information

Protocols and Procedures for Sick Students

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Family COVID Precautions

With in-person instruction beginning soon, we want to keep our Eagles safe and healthy.

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

  • Fatigue

  • Headache or Muscle/body aches

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea, vomiting or Diarrhea

(Keep in mind that symptoms may take 2 - 14 days to appear after exposure)

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.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!!

Procedures for Symptom Onset at School

When Washington opens for face-to-face learning on October 12th, 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 has been moved to a larger office at the north wing of the school by 7th Street. This will allow easy pick up of your child, as there is an accessible exit door at that corner of the building.

**Please see the flowcharts below for further information regarding return to school after symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19**

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.

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