3/11/21 Important Updates and Spring Break Reminder

Posted by Madison Communications on 3/11/2021

Hello Madison Families,

This is a friendly reminder that there will be no school March 15-19 for Spring Break.

There will be an additional opportunity for your student to participate in a COVID-19 batch testing on Tuesday, March 23. If you would like your child to participate in the next round of testing, please complete the consent form located in PowerSchool. If you have already completed this form, you do not need to complete it again. Participation is optional. If you do not want your child to participate, please do not fill out the form.

As students return for the fourth quarter, we would like to remind you of the COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgement Form that all parents signed and completed during Registration. An overview of the information found in the Acknowledgement Form can be found below:

Individuals will NOT be permitted to enter the facility/school beyond the designated drop-off and pick-up area. This procedure change is for the safety of all persons present in the facility/school and to limit to the extent possible everyone’s risk of exposure. Parents/guardians understand that it is their responsibility to inform other members of their household of the information contained herein.
IF there is an emergency requiring a parent/guardian to enter the facility beyond the designated drop-off and pick-up area, the parent/guardian MUST wash their hands before entering and wear a mask. While in the facility, the parent/guardian will practice social distancing and remain 6ft from all other people, except for their own child.
The parent/guardian understands that in order to attend school their child must be free from COVID-19 symptoms. If during the day, any of the following symptoms appear their child will be separated from the rest of the class, in a supervised, secure area. The parent/guardian will be contacted, and their child MUST be picked up within 1 hour of being notified.

Symptoms include:
Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
Dry cough
Shortness of breath
Loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Muscle aches
Any other symptoms identified by the CDC as associated with COVID-19

While the District understands that many of these symptoms can also be related to non-COVID-19 related issues we must proceed with an abundance of caution during this public health emergency. These symptoms typically appear 2-7 days after being infected. Children will need to be symptom free without any medication for 72 hours before returning to school.

As the parent/guardian, you will need to take your child’s temperature prior to coming to school. You understand as the parent/guardian you will conduct daily self-screeners of your child prior to coming to school.

You understand that your child will be required to wash their hands using CDC recommended handwashing procedures throughout the day.

You understand that your child must wear a face covering throughout the day according to the protocols established by the District.

A parent/guardian will immediately notify the Site Point of Contact if they become aware that their child has had close contact with any individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control defines “close contact” as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Site/District will continue to follow the guidelines of both the CDC and state and local officials to ensure the health and well-being of all staff and children who enter the school. As changes occur, parents will be notified. The Site Point of Contact will contact the Health Department if any staff member or student contracts COVID-19 to help make crucial decisions on next steps.

You understand that while present at school each day your child will be in contact with children and employees who are also at risk of community exposure. You understand that no list of restrictions, guidelines, or practices will remove the risk of exposure to COVID-19. You understand that the members of my family play a crucial role in keeping everyone at school safe and reducing the risk of exposure by following the practices outlined herein.

Thank you for continuing to help us prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff.

Madison School District