Parent Checklist

  • DAILY CHECKLIST - before leaving home for in-person learning:

    • Screen student health at home - prior to riding a bus or arriving at school. Health screening should include checking your student's temperature, looking for illness symptoms and considering COVID-19 exposures and/or testing - as defined in this Daily Symptom Checklist.

     

    • Complete the Health Screen/Attestation online questionnaire (via email or text), before leaving home for the bus or school -- on scheduled in-person learning days. (If you opt to keep your student home on a scheduled in-person day, please fill out the attestation as well.)

     

    • DO NOT send your student to school...
      • If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms -- temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, severe headache, vomiting, body aches, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell -- they should not go to school.
      • If your child has had close contact to a COVID-19 case, they should not go to school. Follow guidance on what to do when someone has known exposure.
      • Call your School Attendance Line to report all absences.

     

    • Make sure your student takes the following to school:
      • Computing device – to minimize shared items, students need to bring their device to and from school every day they attend.  Please ensure the device is charged.
      • Smart Tag Card (Each bus rider will be assigned a card to use when riding a school bus. More information will be coming soon regarding this new service.)
      • Wear a mask (and pack an extra)
      • Personal water bottle labeled with their name - drinking fountains will be closed to limit common touch areas.
      • Personal hand sanitizer (optional)

     

    • Make sure your student has eaten prior to the in-person protion of their school day.  No meals or snack will be eaten at school.  Lunch and breakfast meals "to go" will be available to take home on a daily basis.

     

    • Dress your student in warm layers.  Buses and classrooms will be coller than normal due to increased air circulation.  Also, while there will be no recess in the elementary schedule, students may have scheduled mask breaks outdoors, so should have a coat or jacket.

     

    PREPARE NOW - for your student’s return to school:

    • Make sure your child is up-to-date with all recommended vaccines, including flu. Health experts say this is especially important this year since we do not yet know if being sick with COVID-19 at the same time as the flu will result in more severe illness.

     

    • Make sure your contact information is current at school, including emergency contacts and individuals authorized to pick up your child(ren) from school. If your child gets sick at school, they must be picked up immediately! (NOTE: If your contact list includes anyone at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, identify an alternate person.)

     

    • Talk to your child about precautions to take at school:
      • Wash and sanitize their hands more often – including when they return home.
      • Keep physical distance from other students.
      • Wear a mask.
      • Avoid sharing objects with other students.
      • Use hand sanitizer when they cannot wash their hands.
      • Tell an adult if they are not feeling well.

     

    • Review and practice proper hand washing techniques at home, especially before and after eating, sneezing, coughing, and adjusting a mask or cloth face covering. Make hand washing fun and explain to your child why it’s important.

     

    • Develop daily routines before and after school:
      • Take morning temperature and complete health screening.
      • Pack for school in the morning.
      • Things to do when student returns home (washing hands immediately and washing masks every day).

     

    • Limit exposures.  Consider limiting your child’s in-person out-of-school interactions to children in the same cohort, or to activities where physical distancing can be maintained.

     

    • Plan for possible school closures or periods of quarantine. If transmission is increasing in your community or if multiple children or staff test positive for COVID-19, the school building might close. Similarly, if a close contact of your child (within or outside of school) tests positive for COVID-19, your children may need to stay home for a 14-day quarantine period. Families should anticipate and prepare for the possibility of ill and/or exposed students (and potentially siblings) needing to remain home for extended periods of time based on the returning to school criteria.

     

     

    • Be familiar with local COVID-19 testing sites in the event you or your child develops symptoms. Free testing may be available at some sites.