COVID Symptoms & Sickness Update

Hello Kenmore Cub Families,
We have noticed a few common questions and want to take this opportunity to clarify for others who may have similar wonders. This is our best information at this time as we know things can change quickly.
SYMPTOMATIC and SICK STUDENTS
Please keep students home who present one or more of COVID-19 symptoms. This is one step in keeping everyone safe and in school. It also reduces the need to send kids home who show symptoms throughout the day.
Students experiencing any one of the symptoms listed below, need a negative COVID-19 PCR test to return to school. Most coronavirus illnesses are mild with fever and cough; however, these may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus:

 

  • Fever or chills

  • Muscle pain or body aches

  • Headache

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Nausea or vomiting

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please talk to your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. To learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

 

BATCH TESTING TUESDAYS                                                                                                                                                            After our first day of batch testing, we can report that students did great on their own swabbing—yes, even our kindergartners. Teachers allowed students a private moment to swab and used plenty of hand sanitizer and hand washing afterwards. Parents may continue to opt their students out of batch testing at any time. To be excluded from a test, parents will need to opt out by 9:00 AM on Monday mornings.
CONFIRMATORY TESTING
If you learn your child has any symptom listed above, has tested in a positive batch, or is determined to be in close contact with a person confirmed for COVID-19, do not bring them to school. They should be tested at a medical provider of your choosing or at Pop Keeney during the posted days and times (Wed-Fri. 12-2 PM). Schools do not offer testing for these scenarios. Thanks for keeping all kids safe by keeping sickness and potential COVID-19 symptoms at home.

 

Geetha George-Shapiro, Principal
Elizabeth Cano- Assistant Principal/COVID Supervisor