CAMPUS SAFETY PROTOCOLS
I hope this letter finds each of you and your families with good health, fun summer memories, and excitement for the new school year. Last year we learned so much together about health, safey, technology and what is truly possible when you have strong community support.
As we near the first day of school, I would like to take an opportunity to share as much as possible about our health and safety protocols as a campus and district to ensure we can have a strong and successful school year. Our goal as a campus community is to hold true to many of the effective health and safety precautions and protocols that led to a successful 2020-2021 school year with minimal spread of Covid 19 within the school building.
Please see the linked letter below for some important information regarding our priorities this year.
August 19, 2021
Welcome to a new exciting school year. Below you may find information that can help answer some of your questions regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. Keep in mind that things might change rapidly, and we all need to be flexible to the changes that are thrown at us. I will try to update you all as things change, but if you have any questions you may always e-mail or call me at email@example.com or 972-749-7309
Things are constantly changing with regards to our Covid-19 guidelines. You can find Dallas ISD’s most updated information under https://www.dallasisd.org/covidsafety
If your student has had close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 positive person they will have to quarantine. Close contact is those whom are within 3 ft for 15 minutes or more. Quarantine policy for unvaccinated students whom have had contact with a confirmed Covid-19 positive person is currently:
- Quarantine at home for 10 days since last contact with Covid-19 positive person. They may return to school on day 11.
- If you are asymptomatic you may test day 5,6, or 7 and if negative you may return to school on day 8.
You need to let Nurse Sundin know if your student has been in close contact to a confirmed positive case.
If a student in your child’s class tests positive for Covid-19, clinic staff will contact those students whom are deemed to be close contact as those students will have to quarantine. The entire class will only be quarantined if there are multiple positive students in the same class.
If your student tests positive for Covid-19 you will have to let Nurse Sundin know immediately as she will have to contact trace and quarantine those whom have been close contact with your student. She will also have to submit a report to Dallas County Health Services. Please provide Nurse Sundin with a copy of your child’s positive test result.
Your student may return to school when following criteria are met:
- 10 days have passed since test results
- Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
- Significant improvement of symptoms.
ABSENCES due to COVID
You will need to contact the School Nurse Jessica Sundin firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-749-7309 in order for your child’s absence to be excused. Nurse Sundin will let the CRC, admin and student’s teacher know when student is allowed back to campus.
Currently there is NO a virtual option for students whom are off campus so please contact your student’s teacher to find out what your student can work on while at home.
Currently we accept both Rapid Antigen tests and PCR tests when student is tested for Covid-19. The school will be able to conduct Binax Now rapid tests. Nurse Sundin and Nurse Assistant Lewanda Mclemore-Vaughn will have an ability to do a rapid test at school of your student if the assessment highly suggests a test. Nurse Sundin will require both the written consent form and a verbal consent in order to proceed with the test. You can find the consent form here. Testing is not mandatory or required but can be recommended based on assessment findings. Parent have the option of not having their student tested. Currently we do not offer mass testing of asymptomatic students and we do not offer testing to return on day 8 from quarantine. Parents will have to use their own provider if they want their student to test on day 5,6, or 7 of quarantine. We do not test students who are sick at home. If you want your sick child to be tested, please contact your provider.
SICK STUDENT AT HOME
If your student is sick at home, they should not come to school. Please assess your student daily at home before sending them back to school. Your student needs to meet following criteria before returning to school:
- Fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
- Improvement of symptoms
- If your student vomits or have diarrhea, they need to be symptom free for 24 hours and be able to eat normally.
- Improvement of symptoms
Please contact your child’s provider if you are concerned to discuss if Covid-19 testing might be recommended. We appreciate everyone’s effort in keeping students who are sick at home and not exposing other students to illness.
Stay Stallion Strong!
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