Information for families on when to stay home and when you can return to school.  For details contact your school nurse.


    • PRACTICE wearing a mask at home -- increasing time up-to 6 hours a day. 
    • Mandatory facial coverings or masks are required for all students and staff when in the buildings, and on the bus. 
    • Facial coverings may be removed during outdoor activities, physical conditioning, consuming food or beverage, or when seeing the mouth is essential for learning or communicating.


    • Students and staff should perform daily temperature and symptom checks each morning AT HOME.  Anyone with a fever greater than 100.4 should stay home. 
    • Any student or staff experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to loading the bus or reporting to work or school should stay home. 
    • Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should notify the building nurse.


    > Students will be sent home with 1 severe symptoms OR 2 or more mild/moderate symptoms. 

    • Severe:
      • Fever
      • New Cough
      • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
      • Loss of taste or smell 


    • Mild and moderate symptoms 
      • Headache
      • Body ache
      • Chills
      • Sore throat
      • Nasal congestion/runny nose
      • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
      • Fatigue


    • Health services will evaluate students and staff showing COVID -19 symptoms. 
    • Student/staff EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS will be sent home and will not be allowed to return until fever-free without medications for 24 hours AND 10 days have passed since symptoms appeared, OR by presenting a physician's note for return to school/work.
    • Students and staff TESTING POSITIVE must be fever free without medications for 24 hours AND symptoms improved AND 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared OR  by presenting a physician’s note for return to school/work. 
    • Students and staff exposed to a person testing positive should self-quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. 


    • Students should bring a refillable water bottle to drink water during the day. The straw type with a closing lid is prefered. Please wash the water bottle every night. 
    • Bring an extra mask in case one gets dirty or wet during the day, 
    • Wash masks nightly. 
    • Get adequate sleep a night:
      • Elementary 10-12 hours a night
      • Middle/High School 8-10 hours
    • Eat healthy!!!  
    • Kids need to go outside and PLAY!


    • The district will protect confidentiality, but will share confirmed cases of COVID-19 with individuals having direct contact and with the Jackson County Health Department.
    • Students and staff testing positive should report this information to the building health room and follow positive test protocols.