September 4, 2020
After training with our new Columbus Public School nurse, Ellyn Wirth, we need to update our illness policy.
First of all, we ask that you please assess your student’s health each morning before sending them to school. It will be better for your family and the school for the student to stay home rather than the student being sent home. Please err on the side of caution.
If a student is sent home, they will be required to stay home from school for 10 days, unless they get a doctor’s note stating it is safe for them to return sooner. However, if you decide to keep your child home for a fever, they may return to school 72 hours after a fever is gone.
The symptoms a student could be sent home for include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
We will be updating this information as we receive direction from the Ohio Departments of Education and Health.
AS STATED PREVIOUSLY -
If a student has a fever (a temperature at or over 100 degrees), that student will be shown to an isolation room. The guardian will then be notified to pick up the student. Students must be fever-free without the use of fever reducing medication for 72 hours before returning to school. If a student has respiratory symptoms and a fever, a physician’s note and/or negative COVID-19 test result will be required before returning to school.
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 local health officials will be contacted for guidance and families will be notified as soon as possible. Remote learning for the classroom will be determined on a case by case basis, but a two week quarantine for the class is likely. If a student tells a parent or guardian he or she does not feel well, keep that student home. We are more than happy to offer online learning resources to students who do not feel well, and our current absence policy provides flexibility for COVID-19 cases.
Please contact the school if your student is ill or an immediate family member falls ill with COVID-19.
Clintonville Campus: (614) 261-8136
North Campus: 614-823-6540