Important Health and Safety Information

September 1, 2020

We are taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 but we need your help, too! We can only succeed to keep school functioning if sick students stay home from school. COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to other illnesses, such as the flu or common cold. Your child may be sent home if experiencing mild symptoms. This will not be a normal school year in this regard.

SCREEN DAILY

Screen your child every day for COVID-19 symptoms before sending him/her to school. The symptoms are: chills or shivering, cough, headache, muscle or body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, or a temperature of 100.4°F or above. COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to other illnesses, such as the flu or common cold. For example, a persistent cough, although minor, is a reason to keep your child or to have your child sent home. If a “yes” is indicated for any of these, you need to keep your child home.

Attached is a handy guide for screening: Symptom Checklist

Also please see Assessment & Self-Care Guide provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

If your child is out sick for more than 5 days, a Chromebook can be picked up for them to use to learn virtually during their absence. Less than 5 days, we will get work to your child in the traditional format (assignments/books sent home with a sibling or parent).

PLAN AHEAD

Be prepared to pick up your child in case your child becomes ill at school. Keep your contact information current at school so we can reach you as soon as possible.

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