Health & Wellness

November 17th, 2021

Hello D6 families!

As some of you may know, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise again in our community. Since Halloween there has been a spike in the numbers both in the community and our schools. Here at district 6 we continue to monitor the numbers and regularly review our mitigations to ensure we are doing all that we can to keep students and staff safe and healthy! As we get closer to the holidays, please remember the 3 W's! Wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.

Should my student stay home and get a COVID test before returning?

Our guidance for COVID-19 protocols comes from the LCHD and CDC. We work very closely with the LCHD to continue to monitor the ever change world of COVID-19. We frequently evaluated our protocols and requirements, as well as our symptom list.

Since COVID-19 is so contagious and can be life threatening for some, our protocol is to require a COVID-19 test or doctor's note from any student that exhibits even just one COVID-19 like symptom that cannot be explained by a previous existing condition.

We understand here at D6 that this can be very inconvenient for many parents, especially if your student suffers from a chronic condition such as allergies. If your student does have a chronic condition, please provide documentation from your student's doctor to the building nurse. This will help the building nurse in her evaluation of a student when they present with symptoms.

If your student is sick with COVID-19 like symptoms, all siblings in the district will need to stay home as well until the symptomatic student receives a negative COVID-19 test or a doctor's note clearing him/her to return to school.

Our goal is to keep all students healthy and learning! Your help is appreciated more than words can express. This pandemic has been difficult for all of us, but together, we have done what many have not, we continue to keep our schools open for in-person learning.

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Cheri Sinkovec BSN RN

District Nurse Administrator