From the Health Room

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:03am

All HCPSS students and staff must stay home if they are experiencing symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease. Families, students and staff should perform daily health checks and stay home if they have symptoms of a communicable disease, including the seasonal flu, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Families are encouraged to consider taking advantage of flu and COVID vaccines and boosters.

Use the following daily health assessment guidelines:

Students should NOT come to school if exhibiting any one of these symptoms:

+ Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
+ Generalized muscle aches with fatigue
+ Sore Throat
+ Cough
+ Difficulty Breathing
+ Diarrhea or Vomiting    
+ Onset of a severe headache
+ Loss of taste or smell

Please use a thermometer to get an actual temperature reading before administering fever reducing medication.

Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school. If you administer fever reducing medication at home for a fever, you should not be sending your child to school. If your child has tested negative for COVID, but is still exhibiting symptoms your child SHOULD NOT be sent to school until they are feeling better or the improvement of symptoms is clear without the aid of symptom reducing medications.

Lastly, please make sure you have updated your parent contact phone numbers and your emergency contacts in Synergy.