Return to School - Guidelines for Parents

Individuals with COVID-19 can experience a wide range of signs and symptoms that may vary from very mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Students experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (listed below) during the school day must be excluded from school.

 Fever (100.0 or greater) or Chills Cough
Headache Sore Throat
Vomiting Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of Breath
Diarrhea Muscle or Body Aches
Fatigue New Loss of Taste/Smell

According to CDC/IDPH Guidance:

 Your child will need to stay home for:

  • At least 24 hours after fever, vomiting, and diarrhea has resolved (without fever-reducing medication)

  • All other symptoms have improved

  • It has been at least 5 days since the onset of symptoms

 Students may return in fewer than 5 days after meeting one of these conditions:

  • With verified medical documentation of alternate diagnosis as a reason for symptoms

  • With documentation of negative COVID-19 test (home tests accepted)
     → Pictures of home tests can be emailed to the school nurse including name, date of birth and date and time of test in Sharpie on the test.

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2021-22 - 451 Students, 61 Staff
 - 82 Students, 32 Staff

Updated: 1/31/2023