As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our top priority is the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff. We intend to follow all reasonable precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office. We ask for you to partner with us in being vigilant about screening your child(ren) every morning before school and keeping them home if and when they show any of the symptoms listed below:
If your child has any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, they are not allowed to come to school.
- Fever of 100 degrees or more
- Cough or sore throat
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
If your child is sent home or has experienced fever of 100 degrees or more, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, or a rash he or she must stay home for 10 days if not diagnosed with an alternative diagnosis.
Parents are expected to communicate and plan with the nurse. In consideration of your child, classmates, and our staff, as always we ask you to keep your child home from school if he/she is ill or not feeling well.
If your child requires medications during school to prevent him or her from exhibiting signs of illness, such as coughing, wheezing, or copious drainage, it would be in his or her best interest to stay home until the symptoms have abated.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School will foster a culture where wearing face coverings and social distancing are a part of the regular school day. We will adapt quickly and make you aware when circumstances or guidelines change. Masks are defined as non-medical grade face masks or cloth face coverings with ear loops or ties made of cotton or a cotton blend material or surgical type covers to protect the nose and mouth. Be prepared to provide face coverings that are comfortable and safe for your child(ren) to wear.
How Can Parents Help Kids Wear a Mask? Getting kids to wear a mask can be challenging, but it's important to find a way for them to feel good about wearing a mask.
- Help kids get used to masks. As much as you can, give kids time to practice wearing their masks before they might need to wear one to school. Teach them how to put them on and take them off.
- Encourage kids to decorate their mask. This might help them feel a sense of ownership and control over the situation. A personal touch can help make it more of a normal part of their routine, and make it more likely they'll want to wear their mask. Depending on the type of mask, kids can draw on it with markers or put stickers on it
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HEALTH CLINIC HOURS
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Per Diocesan policy, notes from the doctor/dentist office are required to return to school from an appointment.