Providence Health Update
At Providence, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and their families. While changing circumstances may necessitate adjustments in the future, our current policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 are as follows:
- Masks will be optional for students, teachers, and adults on campus. Individual and family needs are unique, and we welcome those who choose to wear a mask and those who do not.
- Providence will resume normal operations and class schedules.
- To prevent transmission of COVID-19, children and adults must not come to the School when exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Please use our guidelines below when your child is ill or when you are determining if your child should come to school.
- If your child or someone in your household tests positive for Covid-19, your entire family will need to stay home. Please notify the Providence Clinic (email@example.com or by phone: 214-302-2881) for further guidance regarding the length of quarantine. The Clinic will act in accordance with current CDC guidelines.
- If your child has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 who is not a member of your household, please notify the Providence Clinic for further guidance.
- When there’s a confirmed COVID case within a household that requires a child to quarantine, parents and siblings should not come into the school building during that time. If there is school work or a lunch to pick up or anything to be dropped off, please pull into the circle drive and call the front desk. Someone will come to the car to assist you.
- Please notify the clinic if your child develops one or more of the following Covid-19 symptoms:
- Fever of 100.0 degrees F or higher
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste or smell
- Muscle pain/aches
GENERAL HEALTH POLICY
- Please keep your child home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms or illnesses:
- Fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater within the last 24 hours o Diarrhea and/or vomiting in the last 24 hours
- Diagnosis of strep throat or pink eye. Student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours prior to return
- Cold or flu symptoms
- In order to return to school after any illness a student may be required to meet one of the following criteria:
- Receive a note from the student's doctor with an alternative diagnosis (i.e. strep, ear infection, flu) and follow the General Health Guidelines as stated in the Parent Handbook as your child recovers. Please submit this note to the Clinic upon return to the campus.
- Obtain a negative PCR (molecular) test. Please submit the PCR test results to the Clinic upon returning to campus.
- Stay home for 10 days as a COVID-19 presumptive case.
On the Parent Portal and in the Monday Memo, we will update the COVID-19 data as new cases arise. Each week you will be able to see the new number of positive cases at our school.
WE VALUE YOUR PRIVACY
- If your child, your child’s teacher, or a student in your child’s class or extracurricular activity tests positive for COVID-19, parents in the student’s class, grade level, and extracurricular activity will be alerted by email without details on the student’s name or gender.
- Our staff will not disclose the names of those who are positive for COVID-19.
- If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to communicate with any families, children, and others with whom you have been in contact within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.
- If your student has asthma or allergies, please submit a Medication Authorization Form signed by your doctor with your student’s medication to the Clinic. Also, please include the corresponding action plan.
- All health forms can be accessed on the Parent Portal under medical forms.
- If your student has received any vaccinations in the past year, send an updated copy of those records to the Clinic.
- Please notify the Clinic of any health concerns we should be made aware of to help care for your child at school.