COVID-19 Parent Handbook

THIS HANDBOOK IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Last revised September 2022

 

What are current policies regarding masks?

In following with the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health, and the Washington/Ozaukee Public Health Department, we recommend (but don’t require) all students and staff  wear masks while indoors when our area is at high COVID-19 Community Level.

Is school conducting symptom checks?

We are counting on parents to keep their students home if they are sick or on fever-reducing medicines. Teachers/staff may also check student temperatures throughout the day if a student is feeling sick.  If a student develops a fever (defined as a temperature greater than 100.3°F) or other symptoms during the day, the student will be isolated from other students and sent home.

How long does my student need to stay home if he/she is sick?

We expect parents to follow CDC guidelines.  Current guidelines say that if a student has a positive COVID-19 test, the student needs to stay home until the student’s symptoms are gone for 24 hours AND until 5 days after his/her first symptom.  Mask wearing is also required from days 5-10.

Students with any illness should stay home until 24 hours after symptoms resolve without the use of medication.

The Health Department and CDC encourages COVID-19 testing, particularly when people have higher priority symptoms (loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, persistent cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, COVID toes, etc.).

Does my student need to quarantine if he/she is exposed to COVID-19?

We expect parents to follow CDC guidelines.

Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.

You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.

How have cleaning procedures changed?

We have relaxed the cleaning procedures from last year, due to lower evidence of COVID transmission due to surface contact. We still strive to maintain a clean facility and ensure that surfaces are cleaned regularly.

If there is a COVID case in our school, we will ensure that surfaces that person has come in contact with will be cleaned thoroughly above and beyond our standard procedures.