COVID-19 Quarantine FAQs - Attendance & Absences

If my child has to quarantine will they switch over to the Online Academy?

No. They will make up work with their classroom teacher.


How will make-up work be handled if students have to quarantine for 14 days?

Students in grades 3-12 will have make-up work posted via Schoology.  Work will be posted in a variety of ways (assignments, videos, screencasts, readings etc.), along with necessary resources.  Students may also be able to join classes from home via Google Meet.  Completion of the activity or lesson assigned by the teacher will be used to count attendance. We are going to work to keep students on pace with others in the classroom. They will still be able to log in on the online days provided we are still on the hybrid schedule. In essence, this will be an enhanced version of how we have dealt with make-up work in the past.

The younger students will need to access Google Classroom or whatever online platform selected by K-2 teachers.


How will absences be handled for asymptomatic quarantines vs. a student actually being sick?

Students who log in and complete work, join in classroom discussions where available will not be considered absent. Students may be required to log on at certain times, but will also be required to complete work by the due date to be counted as in attendance. Those who are sick will follow the same make-up policies that are listed in the student handbook.

This will apply to all students and not just COVID related illnesses.


When does my child have to quarantine?

Students are required to quarantine when they have been in “close contact” with someone who has COVID or is suspected to be positive for 15 minutes within 6 feet. Most likely you will be notified by the district if the close contact happened here. However, if you are contacted by someone outside of school, please call your child’s building and speak with the principal or school nurse. We can help you navigate through this.


What if my child comes down with symptoms that mirror COVID and other typical student illnesses?

In this case, you should contact your primary care physician immediately and take your guidance from them. Please also call your child’s office and speak with either the principal or school nurse, and we can support you and help determine whether or not the child should remain at home. Key symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headache. The hardest issue will be for students who have these kinds of symptoms in a normal year. Your primary care doctor can be of help here.



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