Learning in LeRoy SY2021-22

School Year 2021-22: Learning in LeRoy

 

IDPH Guidance Document: Updated 7-27-21

 

COVID Family Resource Guide SY2021-22 

 

Form for reporting "SY2021-22 COVID-19 Reporting Form"

 

Testing Site Information (subject to change, always call ahead or review the website)

 

 

General Process Reminder

We are operating under the assumption that as we have now been dealing with COVID-19 and the associated protocols for nearly 18-months, that our families are well suited to navigate this process more independently this year.  Everyone should remain vigilant about their wellness, be proactive in their communication about the typical rhythm of their childs seasonal alergies, pay attention to the changing nature of the COVID-19 variants, and proactively communicate with friends and family in the event of any contagous illness.  Commitments that are necessary to keep our students in school and provide the greatest potential of another successful year.

  1. Commit to the daily check of wellness.  When students or staff do not feel well, they should stay home and follow the appropriate protocols.  If the illness is unrelated to COVID-19, the absence should be reported as expected in the past.
  2. No one should come to school with a fever.  Even in the absence of COVID-19, anyone with a fever should stay home.  A student or staff member should be fever free for 24 hours.  That condition must be accomplished without the benefit of a fever reducing medication.  Students who return to school with symptoms still present, without having a physicians order for a return to school, will be sent home.  Please do not send children back to school until the symptoms have been fully resolved for 24 hours.
  3. Anyone who is troubled by allergies knows that the symptoms they experience are similar to those who experience COVID-19 symptoms.  We are suggesting that you have proactive conversations with your family physician to determine the best way to differentiate between the typical rhythm of your wellness and the challenges of COVID-19.  Predictably, we will have students who come to school coughing or congested this fall.  When we call parents to come pick them up because of being COVID symptomatic, we will be told that they have allergies and they cough every year at this time.  In the absence of that proactive conversation with your pediatrician, we will be forced to exclude the student until the "alternative diagnosis" is confirmed.  Please be proactive in this effort so that your children can remain in school.
  4. Communicate with the School District regarding a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or in the event that there is an exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. All absences should be reported to your respective building office, ELE: 309-962-4771, JHHS: 309-962-2911, LPA: 309-962-4303

Protocols specifically related to a postive COVID-19 case will likely remain in place throughout the year.  Here is a reminder for the general procedures.

 

  • If I test positive for COVID 19, I should be isolated for 10 days after the onset of symptoms.
    • I notice a loss of *taste on November 17.
    • I report that I am sick and stay home.
    • I get tested on November 19.
    • I get my results and they are positive on November 20.
    • I am isolated 10 days from November 17 through November 27 and can return to school on November 28, as long as I am fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine and symptoms are resolving.
    • *Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation  

 

  • If I test positive for COVID 19 because I was exposed but was never symptomatic, I should be isolated for 10 days after the positive test results.
    • I was a close contact on November 17.
    • I report that I was a close contact and stay home.
    • I wait 5 days post exposure to be tested, November 22 (that would be the 6th day after exposure).
    • I get my results and they are positive on November 24.
    • I am isolated 10 days from November 22 through December 2 and can return to school on December 3.  (If no symptoms develop during that 10-day time period)
    • If symptoms develop at any time during the 10-day isolation period, I am isolated 10 days from the onset of symptoms. For example:  I wake up with a sore throat and cough on November 26.  I am isolated for 10 days from November 26 through December 6 and may return to school on December 7, as long as I am fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine and symptoms are resolving.  

 

  • If I am a close contact to a positive but am not symptomatic and do not test positive
    • I was a close contact on November 17.
    • I report that I was a close contact and stay home.
    • I wait 5 days post exposure to be tested, November 22 (that would be the 6th day after exposure).
    • I get my results and they are negative on November 24.
    • I am isolated 14 days from November 17 through December 1 and can return to school on December 2.