Updated Student and Family COVID Protocol and Testing for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Students should not come to school if they are feeling sick while at home.
  • If a student becomes ill at school a staff member will call nursing and bring the student to the nursing office for evaluation.
  • If the nurse determines that the student has COVID symptoms, they will be brought to a separate area for assessment.
  • Nursing may perform a COVID test provided the parent/guardian has completed the COVID testing form for the 2022-2023 school year (please see attachment).


  • If a student has minimal symptoms and tests negative, they may remain at school.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they will remain in the separate room, monitored by staff . They must be picked up by their parent/guardian/emergency contact in a timely manner and isolate at home for 5 days ( beginning the day after their first symptoms).

Students may return to school on day 6 if fever free x 24 hours, have improving symptoms and are able to wear a well-fitting mask at all times through day 10 of illness (other than while eating or drinking and then they should stay at least 6 feet away from others). 

  • If unable to wear a mask, the student may test again on day 6 and if they test negative they may return to schoolIf they test positive on day 6 they should remain in isolation through day 10

IF NEGATIVE: If they do not have COVID-19, they may return to school based upon guidance from their healthcare provider and necessary management of another diagnosis. Students may return to school once their symptoms have improved and you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing meds. 

If your child has been exposed to someone with COVID: 

  • They do not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic, regardless of their vaccination status. They must wear a mask any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public for the 10 days following your exposure( unless unable to mask).
  • If they were exposed and develop symptoms at any time, they should be isolated, be COVID tested and stay home until you know the result.  If their result is positive, follow isolation protocols.  If their test is negative or if they have remained asymptomatic, take a test on day 6.

  • People who have not had COVID-19 in the last 90 days can be tested with either a rapid antigen or PCR test.
  • People who have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days should test with a rapid antigen test, not a PCR test.
  • People who had COVID-19 in the last 30 days are not recommended to test on day 6 but should use a rapid antigen test if they develop any symptoms.

COVID Symptoms to monitor for each morning include:

  • Fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat (when in combination with other symptoms)
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (when in combination with other symptoms)
  • Headache (when in combination with other symptoms)
  • Fatigue, (when in combination with other symptoms)
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose, (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) (when in combination with other symptoms.

If your child has any of these symptoms or combination of symptoms as stated above,  Do not send them to school.  Contact their program director and/or school nurse and consider testing for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test.

Thank you for your support, it is our hope that these measures will work together to keep our schools safe for everyone. Please contact your program nurse with any questions or concerns. 

 Paula Allen BSN, RN, NCSC

revised 10/21/22 pa


2022-0906 Student & Family COVID Protocol & Testing for 2022-2023
2022-0906 Student & Family COVID Protocol & Testing for the 2022-2023 School Year

Please see the attached document for the student & family COVID protocol and testing information for the 2022-2023 school year.

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