What to Do If Your Child Is Sick

Please stay home and contact your healthcare provider if you child has ONE of the following:
 
  • New Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath
Or TWO of the following:

 

  • Fever (measured or subjective)
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Extreme Tiredness/Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Body Aches
  • Nausea/vomiting or Diarrhea

**If your child meets the criteria above, all siblings and household members must also remain home**

 

In order to Return to school:

One of the following must be met:

  • A Note from a provider stating other diagnosis
  • A Negative COVID Test
  • or they must stay out for 10 days from symptom start date.

If your child's provider orders a COVID test, please call the school and inform them. The school will need documentation of test results or provider visit.

If your child's COVID test is Negative:

Your  child may return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours and no longer feel ill. (Please see school handbook for greater detail).

Please provide us a copy of the negative result. We must be able to see the individual's name and the date the test was taken.

If your child's COVID test is Positive:

Follow Kent County Health Department Guidelines, which include:

"Stay home in isolation. You no longer need to isolate after 10 days from the onset of symptoms AND at least 24 hours of no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND symptoms have significantly improved."

If your child's provider does not order a COVID test and diagnoses your child with something else from his or her symptoms:

Please provide the school with that documentation

Your  child may return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours and no longer feel ill. (Please see school handbook for greater detail).

 

We exclusively follow the Kent County Health Department Symptom Testing Protocol.

 

Sent Home from School Sick Note

Sent Home from School Sick Note (Spanish)

Tip Sheet on Accessing Results in MyChart