If your child has Covid symptoms, (H/A, S/T, runny nose, cough, fever, chills, or any other symptoms, etc.) Please test your child. If the test is positive, please call the nurse at school.
The student will be out of school for a 5-day period from the date of positive test result or date of symptoms. (the count starts with day 0.) The student should feel better upon return and be fever-free without medication. If not, take additional days until feeling well. The student will wear a mask for 5 days after the isolation period. If symptoms return, we ask that the student stay home until feeling better.
The student should isolate from others at home.
Household members should test for Covid on day 1, day 3, and day 5.
If there are students in other schools, please notify the nurse. Siblings will be checked for symptoms, and it is highly recommended that they wear a mask for the next 5 days even if they are feeling OK.
If a sibling has any Covid symptoms they are treated as above even if the test is negative, since there was exposure to Covid. If the sibling does not have Covid symptoms and tests negative, they may attend school as usual with the recommendation of a mask for the next 5 days.
Parents or guardians will be notified of this procedure as needed.
Each student must submit a Health Assessment Record before initial enrollment in the Region 15 Public Schools and shall have a health assessment completed at least once in each three year interval: in Pre K, K, 6th and 10.
Please contact your child's school nurse regarding any serious injuries or illness.
If your child has an injury or illness that prevents full participation in physical education/recess, communication from your medical provider is required specifying activities that must be modified or avoided.
A Physician's note/order is required for any type of restriction due to injuries.
All vision, hearing and postural screenings for the mandated Kindergarten, 6th, and 10th grade physicals should be performed and recorded by your physician on the Student Health Assessment Record.
In school, vision screenings are done in Grades K, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 &10; Hearing is tested in Grades K, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 10; and Postural Screenings are done for females in Grades 5 & 7 and males in Grade 9.
A referral form will be sent home if your child does not pass the screening test. Please follow up with the referral and submit the results from your medical provider to the Health Office.
Tuberculosis Screen: Students moving into Region 15 from ANY High Risk country need a tuberculosis screening with results interpreted/documented by their physician's office prior to entering the school district. Students traveling outside of the US to high risk areas (even for vacation) will be required to have a TB test within 6-8 weeks after return to the U.S. The date of the PPD appointment must be given to the nurse upon return. The PPD must be read 48-72 hours after it is planted and printed results must be given to the school nurse. Additional screening may be required according to the Tuberculosis Policy