Daily Home Health Screenings
EVERY morning, please screen your child for the following symptoms. If your child has ANY of the symptoms below, please keep your child HOME from school and call your school nurse for further instructions. The school nurse will need to clear your child prior to returning to school.
- Fever of 100 degrees or greater (if you do not have a thermometer at home, please contact your school nurse)
- Nausea / Vomiting / Diarrhea
- Loss of Taste or Smell
- Cough / Congestion / Shortness of Breath
- Runny Nose / Sore Throat
Also, please keep your child home from school and contact the school nurse if:
- Your child says they do not feel well today.
- Your child has taken any fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Advil in the last 24 hours.
- You or a household member have been advised to isolate or be in exclusion by a healthcare provider or the department of health.
- You have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19.
- You have a household member who has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results.
- Your child has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19.
Once your child arrives at school, we will also screen your child visually and verbally to make sure they are not sick. If we need to send your child home, please have a plan in place so that your child can be picked up from school, if needed.
- If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, we recommend you consult with your pediatrician for over-the-counter medications that can be given regularly throughout the allergy season to decrease their symptoms. Our students will be spending quite a bit of time outdoors, weather permitting.
- Masks are recommended. If an individual school building’s current COVID positivity rate exceeds 1.5% for three consecutive days, masks will be required for a two-week period.
- Mask-recommended does not apply to LECC students and staff, individuals riding school buses, or individuals returning from isolation and exclusion for a minimum of five (5) days.
COVID-19 School Guidance for Parents
When Should a Student Say Home from School (or be sent home)
- Anytime they are sick, regardless of symptoms
- Not all situations are the same; you will need to contact your school nurse for any illness.
- Any time they have these symptoms and contact your healthcare provider and your school nurse to rule out COVID-19 or other illnesses/allergies:
- Fever, chills/sweating
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain
- Severe headache
- Any time they are (or you suspect they are) exposed to COVID-19 (within six feet, for 15 minutes or more, with a confirmed COVID-19 person)
- Immediately notify your school nurse if you or someone in the household has tested positive for the COVID virus.
- For positive cases, isolation will range between 5 and 10 days based on the severity of the case and the duration of your symptoms.
- The St. Louis County Department of Public Health NO longer requires a note of clearance to return to school, but if someone tests positive for the COVID virus, they will need to be symptom-free before returning.
Help Us Protect In-Person Learning for Students
In all cases, with exposure, you should monitor for symptoms of COVID after the last incidence of close contact. If ANY symptoms develop, then the person should stay home and follow up with a primary care provider for testing.
|Close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual who IS properly wearing a face covering||Close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual who IS NOT properly wearing a face covering|
|Fully vaccinated and properly wearing a face covering||No Exclusion||No Exclusion|
|Not fully vaccinated and properly wearing a face covering||No Exclusion||Exclusion|
Disclaimer: Other determining factors will be considered in the final decision but ultimately, the Ladue School District will follow DPH recommendations/guidelines.