Student Screening Procedures and Expectations

  • CDC does not recommend daily in-person symptom screening for K-12 students. Therefore, parents must screen their child(ren) daily for COVID-19 symptoms. This simplified graphic ( summarizes the daily screening steps that parents need to evaluate each morning before sending their child to school. By sending their child to school the parents are confirming that their child has passed the COVID-19 screening criteria.


    High Risk Symptoms: One or more = the child should stay home.


    • New Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell


    Low Risk, General Symptoms: Two or more the child should stay home



    • Fever (100.0 or higher) or chills
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea


    As parents screen their children at home each day, they must also monitor their child for symptoms of flu and other illnesses. Parents must keep their child home if the child is showing signs of other illnesses. Students who show 1 High Risk Symptom or 2 or more Low Risk Symptoms should remain home for at least 24 hours after the symptoms subside.


    If a parent knowingly sends their child to school with COVID-19, the district may require the student to transition back to virtual learning.