Symptoms, Screenings, and Absences

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Released: August 10, 2021

We request that all students, faculty and staff stay home if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms:

Fever (≥99.9F) or chills
New cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

  • Students/faculty/staff will be sent home immediately if any COVID symptoms are present. They will be required to wear face masks and remain in an isolation space in the main office as they wait to be picked up. 
  • We will follow this flow chart -- courtesy of the Washington University Pediatric and Adolescent Ambulatory Research Consortium. This determines course of action depending on the symptom(s), etc.
  • If unvaccinated students, faculty or staff are exposed to someone with COVID (less than 6 ft. apart, longer than 15 minutes), they will be asked to self-quarantine for 10 days.
  • If someone at the school contracts COVID, the school will contact families of students who are required to stay at home.
  • Faculty will prepare for multiple absences and extended absences both for students and for themselves.
  • Students 4th grade and up who are quarantining at home are encouraged to conference into classes when possible (Facetime, GoogleMeet).