LMSD to Launch Health Screener Tool
Raptor Remote Screener for Students
A message about the Raptor Screening Tool
Dear Wildcat Families,
Providing the safest environment for our students, faculty, and visiting community members while they are within our district grounds continues to be our top priority at Lovington Municipal Schools. COVID-19 has presented the world with many new challenges, and we have worked tirelessly to understand what precautions we can take to reduce the likelihood of exposure within our schools.
We have evaluated and implemented physical configuration changes, technology changes, as well as increased cleaning protocols for hybrid learners. These changes assist us with ensuring social distancing, reducing physical contact, immediate notification if a potential exposure is identified, as well as contact tracing if exposure takes place.
As part of our journey of returning to school in the safest environment possible, Lovington Municipal Schools has chosen to implement a tool that will enable you to answer health prescreening questions for your students prior to sending them to campus. If your response to any of the prescreening questions identifies a potential risk, the district will recommend that the student remain home and not come to campus that day. We ask that you complete the prescreening questions every day.
We know that there will be many questions surrounding this new process and have developed a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document that will help answer some of the questions you may have. Please review the FAQ below and feel free to reach out should you wish to further discuss.
Thank you for your support in ensuring we can keep our students, faculty, and community as safe as possible during this challenging time. We are WILDCAT STRONG!
FAQ regarding the Raptor Tool
Lovington Municipal Schools: Remote Student Prescreening Process – Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why has the district chosen to implement a remote process for prescreening students?
The safety of the district’s students, guardians, faculty, and community members continues to be our top priority. Implementing a tool that allows us to prescreen students prior to their arrival on campus enables us to limit exposure and therefore mitigate as much risk as we can. This tool is one of the many enhancements we have made to ensure our school environment is as safe as possible as we return to campus.
2. What steps do I need to take to complete the prescreening process for my student?
Every individual who is listed as a guardian on the student’s record will receive an e-mail containing a prescreening link prior to the beginning of each school day. All emails will arrive prior to 5am. At least 1 guardian will need to complete the prescreening questions each school day prior to sending your child to campus. After you select the link and confirm the student you are submitting for, you will be asked to answer up to 5 prescreening questions with a “Yes” or “No” response. Following your response, you will have the opportunity to provide a note or comments. You will then receive a recommendation regarding whether your student should be sent to campus based on your responses.
3. What questions will I be required to answer?
The prescreening questions include:
- Have you yourself been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 60 days?
- Are you displaying symptoms, such as a fever, dry cough, sore throat, or fatigue?
- Do you currently have a temperature above 100.4 degrees?
- Have you had exposure to anyone who has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 30 days?
- Have you traveled outside of the country in the previous 14 days?
4. When will this process begin?
Monday February 22, 2021
5. Will the results be kept confidential?
Yes – The responses will be kept confidential and are only available to the appropriate personnel at your child’s school.
6. What happens if I accidently forget to complete and my student arrives on campus?
We strongly encourage each family to participate in this process for each of their children, even on days the child is not in attendance. We believe this tool will help each of us do our part to keep children safe.
7. If I am responsible for multiple students, will I have to complete the process multiple times? You will be asked to answer the questions for each student however you will be able to facilitate simultaneously through the same link.
8. If a recommendation is provided that my child should remain home from campus that day, do I still need to call/notify the school?
For any absence from school, regardless of the reason, the school should be notified.
9. I accidently answered a question incorrectly, how can I update my answer?
Please reselect the link from the daily e-mail and complete the prescreening survey again. Your answers will automatically update.
10. I have opted to keep my child home for the foreseeable future and opt into virtual learning, is there a way I can opt out of these e-mails, so I am not receiving on a daily basis?
Yes – Simply select unsubscribe in the body of the e-mail. You will need to re-subscribe when your student returns to campus.
11. What should I do if I did not receive the daily e-mail?
Please start by checking your junk or spam folder to ensure it was not accidently filtered. If you are unable to locate the email in either folder, please contact your child’s school to ensure we have the correct e-mail address on file.
12. I accidently selected unsubscribe, who should I notify so that I can begin receiving e-mails again?
Please contact your child’s school and they will facilitate internally.