We wanted to share with you in a very clear and concise manner, the process we have in place for children who are at school and develop symptoms or who let us know that they are not feeling well.
- The classroom teacher will contact the office and the student will come down.
- A staff member from the office will escort the student to our isolation room where we will discuss how they are feeling and gain insight as to what their symptoms might be.
- The student’s temperature will be taken with our contactless thermometer.
- If they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (which in some cases can mirror other illnesses), we will be contacting parents to come and pick up the child immediately.
- Parents, please have a “Plan A” and a “Plan B” in place in case your child needs to be picked up during the day.
- When you come to pick up your child, we will be speaking to you about the symptoms that we see and we will in most cases encourage you to take them for a COVID-19 test. You also have the option of, and we will encourage you to, take them to a Health Care Professional (e.g. family doctor, nurse practitioner, walk-in clinic, etc.)
Once you have a Health Care Professional examine your child and determine that it is NOT COVID related, the child may return to school 24 hours after the symptoms subside. Please note that this would likely not be the next day of school.
If the Health Care Professional determines that it is in fact COVID-19, you need to let the school know immediately. We will take the necessary steps to contact public health and work to inform the others necessary, so that they can go get tested as well.
If you choose to not seek the advice of a Health Care Professional, we would ask that you have them self-isolate for 14 days to ensure that no additional symptoms emerge. They are more than welcome to return to school after that time.
This is the process that has been outlined for schools to follow and keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
St. Anne School Staff