Winter 2023

Please review the current list of COVID-19 symptoms and watch for them in yourself and your family members.

  1. If your child is symptomatic, they must stay home.
  2. If anyone in your household is symptomatic, please test them with a rapid test. If it is negative, and they continue to have symptoms, test again each morning they are sick. Continue testing until they test positive, recover, or 6 days have passed.*
  3. If someone in your household tests positive, use the CDC isolation and exposure calculator and follow the guidelines it gives for isolation and exposure.
  4. If your student is positive, please take their temperature once a day during isolation.

* If purchasing rapid tests is a financial hardship for your family, please contact the school. We have some reserved for families that need them.

Returning to school:

After testing positive for COVID-19, your child can return to school after they:

  • Complete the required period of isolation
  • Have been free of fever for at least 24 hours
  • Are free of symptoms or have symptoms that are improving

When they return to school, they must wear a high-quality mask (N95 or KN95) at all times, inside and out. Once they have had 2 negative rapid antigen tests spaced 2 days apart, they can return to the school’s standard masking policy.

Some ways you can try to limit the spread and impact of the virus when someone is positive in your household:

  • Ventilate your household as much as possible.
  • Avoid interacting with people who are high risk or vulnerable to the virus.
  • If possible, isolate positive family members in a space that has separate air circulation from negative family members.
  • Wear high quality masks to the extent that you can tolerate them.
  • Use air filters that have UV components that kill viruses.

NOTE: The cough associated with COVID-19 can last for more than a month after the live infection has passed, so it should not be grounds for keeping your child home, if it has continued unbroken since they were positive.

Please contact Airlie Rose (956-249-9997, if you have any questions.