D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Oct 12, 2021

Clarifications - Remote Learning, Travel, Sick Children

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Remote Learning When Absent From School

We would like to provide clarification regarding remote learning when students are not at school. Remote learning is only available when a student is positive with COVID or is identified as a close contact to someone with COVID. This is outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order for remote learning. All other instances do not qualify for remote learning, including when students are absent for other non-COVID illnesses, when they are waiting on results of a COVID test, vacations, or any other absence. Please see our website for additional information on remote learning for students who are quarantined or excluded from school due to COVID.

Returning to School after Traveling

You may have been exposed to the COVID virus on your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may pose a risk to your family, friends, and community after your travel. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Lake County Health Department recommends avoiding all non-essential travel until you are fully vaccinated. Please read the Lake County Health Department guidance on domestic and international travel.

If your family has traveled, participated in risky behavior, and was unable to follow the 3 W's (wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance), or your child is showing COVID-19 symptoms then we ask families to:

  1. Have your child tested for COVID-19 with an RT-PCR test. Tests are available through your personal physician or a Lake County testing site.

  2. Do not send your child to school unless you receive a negative result.

  3. Share the results with school and your physician.

    • When your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact your child’s school nurse weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On nights and weekends, please contact the COVID Hotline.

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COVID Aside, Keep Sick Children Home

To help prevent the spread of illness, we would like to provide you with some sick day guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Please contact the school office in the following manner if your child presents with any of the following symptoms described in this Sick Day Guidelines sheet.

To report an absence please provide your child’s first and last name, child’s advisory or classroom teacher, and a list of detailed symptoms with one of the following individuals:

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Students MUST stay home with any of the following symptoms per the Illinois Department of Public Health guidance:

  • fever (100.4F or higher)

  • new onset of moderate to severe headache

  • shortness of breath

  • new cough

  • sore throat

  • vomiting

  • diarrhea

  • change or loss in sense of taste or smell

  • fatigue from an unknown cause

  • muscle or body aches from an unknown cause

At this time if an individual is experiencing any of these symptoms, they will need a negative COVID diagnostic test (home test kits not allowed) to return, or a 10 day quarantine from onset of symptoms, regardless of vaccination status.

Further, in line with our usual sick guidelines, a student may not return to school, regardless of a negative COVID test until they have improved symptoms and have been free of fever, vomiting, and diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication.

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