September 19, 2021
- Temperature greater than 100 ºF (37.8 ºC) or higher
- New cough Shortness of breath
- Sore throat (not due to allergies)
- Muscle or Body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Nasal Congestion
- Nausea or vomiting
Students are unvaccinated, but even vaccinated staff with symptoms must stay out unless they receive an alternate diagnosis, a negative COVID test, or are cleared from quarantine.
Unvaccinated students and staff have a different path to follow from a vaccinated staff member. They must quarantine for 10 days from the last contact with the COVID-19 case and be cleared from quarantine or isolation from MCDOH.
If there are multiple children in your house, it is common to have illness happening in stages. If one family member is sick, the students can come to school as long as they have no symptoms and there is no determination of COVID exposure. If the illness is determined to be COVID, then quarantine/isolation should happen immediately for unvaccinated students.
If you have any questions related to the flow charts or situations in your household, it is recommended that you play it safe and call the school nurse. Mrs. Day can be reached at 637-1842. You can also leave a message on our attendance line and Mrs. Snell will forward messages to Mrs. Day. The attendance line is available 24 hours a day at 637-1841.
Why Appropriate Masking is Important
I know that some of my masks have taken a beating over the past year and don't fit as snugly as they once did, so I have had to replace my worn out masks. It is also difficult to find correctly fitting masks for some students. Please do your best to remind students about the importance of mask wearing while indoors. Outside, they are free to remove their masks, but are allowed to keep them on. You must choose what works best for your family.
We really want to help students stay in school as much as possible so that their education will be consistent this year. We appreciate your efforts in keeping everybody safe.