Covid Information including Updated Daily Health Self-Screening
Updated Daily Health Self-Screening:
As a reminder, parents and guardians are responsible for completing the updated daily self-screening checklist for the safety of your children and the school community. If the answer is YES to any of the questions on the daily self-screening checklist, your child/ren may NOT come to school, and we ask that you do the following:
- Visit your child’s health care provider (HCP) to take a regular PCR COVID-19 test. The Office of the Superintendent of Schools does not accept rapid tests for school return.
- Your child may not come to school and should remain in isolation until the test results are back from your HCP (and the child is approved for return by school).
- If the PCR test is negative, your child may return to school if his/her symptoms are improving and are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines (and the child is approved for return by school).
- A note from your child’s doctor indicating the test was negative or a copy of the negative test result must be emailed and approved by Ms. Bernero and/or Ms. Peggy before your child may return to school. We ask that you do not come to school until you receive an email/telephone call from Ms. Bernero and/or Ms. Peggy confirming the date your child/ren may return to school.
- If your child’s HCP provides a diagnosis of a known chronic condition with unchanged symptoms, or a confirmed acute illness (examples: laboratory-confirmed influenza, strep-throat, allergies) and COVID-19 is not suspected, than a note signed by their HCP explaining the alternate diagnosis is required before your child will be allowed to return to school. Your child may return to school according to the usual guidelines for that diagnosis.
- If your child receives a positive test result, please contact Ms. Peggy for additional information.
The above information is taken from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit.
Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe.