It is essential that each morning prior to coming to school, your son completes the Daily Pass. This is a tool that will provide an assessment of COVID symptoms and exposure. If your son exhibits possible symptoms of COVID in the morning, please do not send him to school. The Daily Pass should show green in order for him to attend school.
During the school day, if a student does not feel well, he will be instructed to go to the Nurses Office where he will be assessed. If your son presents with ANY COVID-like symptoms as specified by the Monroe County Department of Public Health, he will be sent home. We will place the ill student in our isolation room, and ask that he be picked up within one half hour of being contacted by us.
If your son stays home from school with COVID-like symptoms or if he is sent home during the school day with symptoms, you must contact his health care provider.
If your son is sent home or has stayed home due to COVID-like symptoms, in order for him to return to school, the following is required:
- he must be symptom free for 24 hours
- he must provide a note from his doctor stating that he was evaluated and there is no evidence of COVID
- he must provide a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test result in addition to the note from the doctor
If COVID results are positive, the Monroe County Health Department will advise you. You may anticipate that your son will be placed in isolation for a minimum of 10 days. The Monroe County Health Department must issue the release from isolation before your son can return to school.
COVID-19 Symptoms include:
- temperature over 100
- nasal congestion
- fever, chills
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- shortness of breath
- sore throat or cough
- muscle or body aches
- loss of taste or smell