The District follows guidance from our local health departments regarding the duration of quarantine.
Students who exhibit one or more symptoms of COVID-19 (fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from an unknown cause, muscle or body aches from an unknown cause) should not be sent to school. Parents/guardians should call their student in sick and inform the building of the symptoms. Students who develop symptoms while in school will be placed in a separate, supervised, quarantine room while they await parent pickup.
Parents/Guardians will be notified via phone call of a student’s illness and symptoms and be asked to pick up their child/U-46 student immediately.
In the event, your student is named a close contact to a confirmed positive, communication may occur either by phone call or parent email as listed in Infinite Campus.
A contact tracer will review each person who is reported as a possible, probable, or confirmed case of COVID-19 and guide them through the process of returning to school/work. Based on the contact tracing investigation, parents/guardians will be provided their options for and timeline of return. Our contact tracers work to return students as quickly and safely as possible. All families will receive the contact information of their contact tracer so they may reach out if they have questions or if new information becomes available.
Classroom or school closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks will be determined in consultation with local Health Departments. School principals will inform families in a classroom as well as the general school community.
Follow these links for more information from the CDC and IDPH:
Education During Quarantine
We will ensure students who are in quarantine continue to receive access to instruction from their classroom teacher.
- Teachers are required to make course resources available via Canvas
- Concurrent instruction may be possible and is dependent upon curriculum, instruction and classroom learning events.
- In some limited cases, if there is a high number of students in quarantine and the curriculum and resources allow, classrooms may be able to move into a temporary distance learning mode.
- Teachers are not required to provide concurrent instruction.
- Tutorial sessions are available to students before or after school to support learning during quarantine.
- There is an ongoing review of the quarantine instructional model to determine if revisions are needed based on student needs.