Feeling Sick?

Feeling Sick
Sick

Parent Resource:
When do I keep my child home? Always complete the DAILY HOME SCREENING before coming to school!


CHECKLIST: Daily Screening Questions    GUIDLELINES: ENGLISH or SPANISH 

WHEN STUDENTS ARE SICK.....
PLEASE STAY HOME AND CONTACT THE SCHOOL WHEN IN DOUBT. PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE BELOW.

  • Parent should email student first period teacher or call the student and choose grade level option to talk to the school

WHEN WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS......
PLEASE STAY HOME AND CONTACT THE SCHOOL WHEN IN DOUBT.

  • Parent should email student first period teacher or call the student and choose grade level option to communicate with the school.

WHEN STUDENTS ARE SICK LESS THAN 24 HOURS...
If illness lasts less than 24 hours, symptoms have resolved, there is no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications, and there is no known exposure to a person that has tested positive for Covid-19, students may return to school after 24 hours. Parents should notify the school of the illness in order for the absence to be excused.

  • Parent may send in note, email student first period teacher, or call the student and choose grade level option to communicate with the school.

WHEN STUDENTS ARE SICK MORE THAN 24 HOURS...
Students who have symptoms that last >24 hours should contact their doctor or the Department of Public Health for further guidance. If a student chooses not to contact the doctor, isolation should begin.

Students may return to school when:

1) isolation has been completed for 10 days, symptoms have resolved with no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine OR

2) receipt of a negative Covid-19 test (testing is recommended but not required) AND symptoms have resolved with no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine OR

3) receipt of a doctor’s note for return before the 10 isolation days are completed.

Parents should notify the school of the illness in order for the absence to be excused.

  • Parent may send in note, email student first period teacher, or call the student and choose grade level option to communicate with the school.

WHEN STUDENTS ARE ISOLATED OR QUARANTINED...
Students must abide by the guidance provided by the school if isolation or quarantine is required. These are in accordance with regulations provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Students who test positive or have been exposed to a positive case are not allowed to return to school until completion of the isolation or quarantine, even if a quarantining student receives a negative test result. These absences are excused.

Read more here from GCSS.