Important Reminder for Students and Families

On Monday October 19, we will be welcoming many of our virtual students back to campus. Please be aware and discuss the following changes your child will experience upon returning to school.

· Face coverings will be worn at all times during the day with the exception of meals.

· Children with certain medical conditions, Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade students are not required to wear face coverings.

· Meals will be served and eaten in the student’s classroom.

· Social Distancing is encouraged throughout the day.

· Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout our campuses for convenient use.

· Contact information must be up-to-date, so we may contact you in a timely manner.

· Children experiencing signs and symptoms of Covid-19, should be kept at home and evaluated by a physician before returning to school.

· Students must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to campus.

New Covid-19 procedures:

· Close contact exposure is being closer than 6 feet for over 15 minutes starting 24 hours before symptoms appear or specimen collection date.

· Each case will be assessed on an individual basis.

· If a house hold member is being tested, then the school age household occupants must quarantine until the test results are reported. These absences will be excused.

· Both rapid and 3 day covid-19 tests will be accepted by Demopolis City Schools.

· Students with close contact exposure, must stay home in quarantine for 14 days starting from the last day they were in close contact with the Covid-19 positive patient. You cannot test out of a quarantine with a negative test.

· If a student tests positive, they may return to school 10 days from the time their symptoms began, fever free from 24 hours without fever reducing medication, and improvement in symptoms.

· If a student has tested positive prior to a close contact testing positive, they have a 90-day window of not having to be quarantined if they are not showing symptoms. Documentation of the previous positive test must be given to the school nurse.

Please contact your school’s nurse with any questions