Daily Student Screening and Arrival Protocols and Morning Routines
All students must meet the health requirements outlined on the nursing office webpage before they enter any school building.
PS, K and LS students will be assigned staggered entry times. Students should be dropped off during the assigned window of time.
LMS, UMS and HS students should plan to arrive at school at least 20 minutes before their first class when attending school in person.
Students will be screened and checked in at the front door and will have their body temperature taken before entering any school building.
Screenings will check for fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, and for exposure to or history of COVID-19 infection or travel in past 14 days.
Dedicated volunteers will be trained as “screeners” by the school nurses.
Additional nurses will be on hand from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. to screen arriving students and faculty. Screeners will be provided with PPE (mask, and may also include gloves, and/or a face shield) and will make a visual inspection of each child for signs of illness which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.
If fever and/or other COVID-19 symptoms are present, the student will be sent to the nurse who will be stationed outside to assess next steps.
Students should plan to wait outside the building in a single line standing 6 feet apart throughout the screening process until they have been checked in.
Upon entering, students should apply hand sanitizer from the wall-mounted dispensers at each building entrance before proceeding to classroom or other spaces. They should frequently apply hand sanitizer throughout the day AND wash their hands regularly.