• Daily Monitoring & Illness Guidance for COVID-19


    *ORANGE ZONE- HIGH RISK-COVID-19 REGIONAL RISK LEVEL*

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    It is expected that you will be evaluating your child daily for COVID-19 symptoms using the daily screening in Pick Up Patrol. Students who are sick (e.g. fever, vomiting, diarrhea) should not attend school in-person.

    **NOTE as per NJDOH “Siblings of a student who has symptoms and meets COVID 19-Exclusion Criteria should be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.”  

    Stay home if, within the past 24 hours, have you experienced two of the following symptoms: Or, within the past 24 hours, have you experienced one of the following symptoms:
    Fever (100 or more) Cough
    Chills/Shivers Shortness of breath
    Muslce aches Difficulty breathing
    Headache New loss of smell
    Sore throat New loss of taste
    Nausea or vomiting  
     Diarrhea  
     Fatigue  
     Congestion/runny nose  

    If your child has 2 of the symptoms in the first column or 1 of the symptoms in the second column, please keep him/her home and monitor him/her. Consult with your health care provider for an evaluation to return to school. Please note as per NJDOH guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19 exclusion criteria, students who are ill with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and at least 24 hours have passed without fever reducing medications and improvements in symptoms. Please note- WITH A NEGATIVE PCR COVID-19 test (rapid results not accepted) and a symptom-free 24 hours without fever reducing medications, your child CAN return.

    Please also note that your child should not attend school if he/she has traveled anywhere outside NJ, NY, CT, PA or DE in the last 10 days. 

    Email your student’s teacher(s) for any missed assignments. When your child complains of, or is identified as having symptoms at school, we will contact you for immediate pick-up from school and continue to appreciate your quick response to our calls/contact. Until you arrive, your child will be placed in an isolation area, while continuing to wear a mask. This is for the protection and health of your child and those caring for him/her.

    We recommend that you contact your child’s medical provider (MD, DO, NP, PA) and follow their specific guidance regarding next steps. If your child’s illness is confirmed as COVID-19, family members may also require quarantine for more than 14 days, so it is important to seek medical guidance to stop community spread of COVID-19.

    Please review the following links on quarantining and isolating:

    ➤ When to Quarantine
    ➤ When to Isolate

    In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, schools are required to notify the local health department immediately of any case of COVID-19. Please let your school nurse know if your child or another family member in your home receives a positive COVID-19 test result. 

    CDC COVID-19 Information Hub

    NJ COVID-19 Information Hub

    Sussex County COVID-19 Information Hub

    NJ Travel Advisory Information