COVID-19 - Tips to Stay Healthy and Safe

Symptoms = Stay Home: Why Keeping Your Scholar Home If They Are Sick is Important for Your Campus Community

Keeping your child home when sick is the number one way to protect other scholars, staff and the entire campus and extended community from increased risk of COVID-19 and the spreading of unwanted sickness. 

Please stay home and engage in virtual learning if your child is showing any symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 are:  

  • Fever at/above 100° F or chills  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  
  • Fatigue  
  • Muscle or body aches  
  • Headache  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea or vomiting  
  • Diarrhea 

 

If your student begins experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage them to stay homemonitor any changes and contact your physician. Symptoms = Stay Home! 

Virtual learning remains the best option for students to stay up to date with coursework even if they cannot attend school in person. Engaging in virtual learning when your child usually attends school in person does not result in an absence. As long as your child, while healthy enough to do so, is logging in for virtual learning and doing his or her best to engage in lessons, they will not be counted absent. 

If you need assistance caring for someone who is sick, please contact your medical provider or follow these recommendations from the CDC. 

As a diverse community with many parents in our Team & Family, we understand that it may be difficult for parents or guardians to stay home from work with your sick scholar. However, keeping your child home when sick is critical to the health of those around you, and we all deeply appreciate you doing your part to keep your neighbors safe and healthy. 

You can access our most up-to-date health recommendations, information and resources, our health and safety protocols, and links to the CDC and state health departments on our website atideapublicschools.org/parents/health-services.  

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our campus community safe.

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