FAQ

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  • Preschool: Seetaraj 22275035 or Maha 22275008
  • Elementary School: May 22275009 or Ola 22275014
  • Middle School: Homa 22275010
  • High School: Rouba 22275011

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), COVID-19-related symptoms include:

  • Temperature of  37.5 or higher
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Headache (when in combination with other symptoms)
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue (when in combination with other symptoms)
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known cause, such as allergies)

 

We understand that some students have chronic conditions like asthma or allergies with symptoms that are similar to those listed for COVID-19. If you believe his/her symptoms are related to their known condition, please contact your child’s pediatrician for documentation about their chronic condition and symptoms, and provide this to the school nurse. If your child develops symptoms that are worse than their baseline, they will be sent home and you should contact his/her pediatrician.

Please check your child daily for signs of illness, including temperature &  If your child has any COVID-19 related symptoms DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL, contact your child’s pediatrician, and inform the school nurse of your child’s absence.

 

If your child is sent to the nurse with a COVID-19 related symptom(s), the nurse will check and take to the assigned isolation area. You will be contacted to pick him/her up as soon as possible. You will be advised to contact the symptomatic child’s pediatrician to report the symptoms and to determine the next steps. 

 

If you have a child at home who tested positive for  COVID-19 we ask that you please do not send him / her to school & to inform the school nurse. Any other children who live in the same household can still come to school but they have to wear a mask for 14 days starting from the last day of exposure to the positive case. Siblings have to stay home only if they develop symptoms & do a PCR before coming back to school.

 

The school uses airconditioning (split units) avoiding the recycling mode and natural ventilation (open windows & doors whenever feasible). Air purifiers ( filters) will be added to closed areas when needed.

 

The classrooms' floors are divided into squares in which tables are set 2 meters apart. Hand sanitizing holders are set at the entrance of each class. Certain measures for proper ventilation have been implemented. Hallways, doorways, and staircases have been marked and indicated for direction of travel and entry/exit.

 

Closely monitor your child for any Covid related symptoms. Your child can still come to school unless he / she develops symptoms. 

 

 

Students may take part in virtual learning if they are in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test result only. Students who are absent for any other reason including non-COVID-19 related illness or travel are not able to participate in virtual learning.

 

 

In accordance with MOH guidelines, water fountains and bubblers are reopened, but students will still be required to bring their own water bottles for refill  to avoid drinking directly from the fountains. Canteen is still closed. HS/MS students can either bring their own food from home or buy from the vending machines using both money or cards

 

Properly fitting disposable face masks are allowed, as are reusable fabric masks that are a minimum of 2 - 3 layers. Please see the tab on our website for further details and guidance specific to masks.