If made of cloth, please know that two or more layers are preferred, as one layer of material doesn't offer a lot of protection
Change masks daily! Please rotate masks. If you don't launder after each use, please let a mask sit for 2+ days before reuse.
Please check the inside of your children's mask daily. If dirty, please launder before reuse.
Everyone should have a few extra masks in their backpacks in case the one they're wearing breaks, gets wet, gets dirty, etc.
Please don't send your child to school with an adult size mask. They're too big on the children, and they don't offer adequate protection to your child or the people around them.
ILLNESS AND COVID TESTING:
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home, call or email me, and aler their MD for guidance: fever of 100 degrees or more, chills shaking chills; difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; new loss of taste or smell; muscle aches or body aches; cough (not due to other known cause such as a chronic cough or asthma) . If you child exhibits any of these symptoms as school, they will be sent home
If your child has any of the following symptoms, in combination with other symptom, please keep them home, call or email me, and contact their pediatrician (hence, they have 2 symptoms): sore throat; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; headache; fatigue; nasal congestion or runny nose.
Based on our discussion about your child's illness, and per our new protocols, I may need to refer you to your child's pediatrician. If referred, you'll need one of two things before your child can return to school: a note or phone call to me from the pediatrician saying the illness is not Covid-related and the child can return to school when feeling better or, if they send your child for a Covid test, a negative test result must be submitted to me. As noted above, you must receive clearance from me that I've reviewed the test results and your child is cleared to return to school.
If I send your child home sick from school, I will discuss next steps with you at that time.