COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions For Families
2022-2023 School Year
1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
• Fever 100.4 or higher
• New onset of moderate to severe headache
• Shortness of breath
• New cough
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
• Fatigue from unknown cause
• Muscle/body aches from unknown cause
2. What should I do if my child has COVID-19 symptoms?
Parents will not be required to test their child for COVID nor present a negative test to the school. However, it's always best not to send sick children to school.
3. My child tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
If a student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school to notify the building nurse. The child must stay home for at least 5 days from the onset of symptoms or the testing date if symptoms were not present, be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and have an improvement of symptoms to return.
4. If I call my child's school to inform them my child will be absent, will the school nurse require a negative COVID-19 test for my child to return?
No. We trust our families to inform the school administration if their child does indeed test positive for COVID-19. Students who test positive must stay out of school for the recommended time frame of at least 5 days from the onset of symptoms or the testing date if symptoms were not present.
5. Are masks required for students and staff?
Families will make their own decision as to whether or not their child will wear a mask at school. Staff will also make their own decision as to whether or not they decide to wear a mask at school.
6. Are there instructional modifications in the building due to COVID?
Teachers will configure their classrooms in a variety of ways at their discretion. There are no restrictions on classroom setup, lunch tables, assemblies, field trips, or events.