SHS Spotlight

September 24, 2020

Health Update

As many of you are aware, back-to-school often means illness for students as the weather changes and students are also exposed to a different group of people. We are taking every precaution here at SHS to keep our students safe and healthy, including deeper cleaning and sanitizing than ever before and much more frequent hand washing.

We currently have one student who is being quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19; we are keeping this student in our prayers. We are grateful that the exposure did not extend to our school building as it happened over the weekend and the student has not been in school since being exposed.

Per the CDC guidelines for COVID-19, parents are to be on the lookout for the following:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher when taken by mouth
  • Sore throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe fever, especially with a headache

The presence of the above symptoms only means your child has an illness, not necessarily COVID-19. But if you or your child has had contact with someone with COVID-19 or if you've traveled to an area with widespread COVID-19 transmission, you should contact your healthcare provider for guidance on testing. More information can be found in this guide from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.

Thank you, all, for your commitment to keeping ALL of our students and staff healthy!

Mrs. Miron, Principal