Health & Wellness

December 15th, 2021

Hello D6 Families!

First, I want to start by wishing all of you a happy holiday! I hope all of you are able to safely celebrate the holidays in the coming weeks. With COVID-19 numbers skyrocketing, many people are feeling uncertain and worried at this time. We at D6 want you to know that we are going above and beyond the minimal expectations set forth by the LCHD. Keeping us all safe, is a team effort and we appreciate everything parents are doing to support the safe learning of their students!
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

D6 had partnered with the IDPH to bring our community a vaccine clinic. Please click the link for more information on dates, registration, and location. This clinic is open to anyone ages 5 and up.

D6 COVID-19 Protocols

  • 3-feet social distancing whenever possible. 6-feet while eating.

  • Masks are required to be worn while at school but all students and staff unless eating or drinking.

  • If your student test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine. Please contact the building nurse or the district nurse to determine their return date.

  • If your student is unvaccinated, a close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 at school, and opted into the BinaxNOW testing program, they can continue to attend school and receive a COVID-19 test by your building nurse on Day 1, 3, 5, and 7 as long as they remain symptom free.

  • If your student is unvaccinated, close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, and the exposure was outside of the school setting, they will need to complete a 10-20 day quarantine. The specifics of the situation will determine how long you quarantine.

  • Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if a close contact regardless of where the exposure occurred.

  • If your student unvaccinated or any of your household members are symptomatic with any of the below symptoms, they must stay home. The symptomatic person must either get a negative COVID-19 test or a doctor's note stating their illness is not due to COVID-19.

  • Please submit the results to your building nurse or the district nurse prior to sending your student back to school.

  • Symptomatic students (regardless of vaccination status) are required to get a negative COVID-19 test or doctor's note clearing them to return to school if they have any of the below symptoms:

o Fever over 100.4

o Cough

o Shortness of Breath

o New Loss of Taste or Smell

o Body Aches (this can be sore legs, a back ache, or just a general overall soreness)

o Fatigue (this is more than a normal tired that has no other cause)

o Sore Throat

o Nausea/ Vomiting

o Diarrhea

Cheri Sinkovec BSN Rn

District Nurse Administrator