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WSISD students will not attend school Thursday & Friday, Oct. 6 and 7 & Monday, Oct. 10.
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COVID-19 Health Protocols

If your child exhibits symptoms or tests positive, please notify the nurse with the student’s name, your phone number and name as well as any test results before sending your student to school. If the test results are from a provider office or home test, include the test date and student's name.

Student suspected of confirmed case of COVID-19
Schools will immediately separate any student who shows COVID-19 symptoms while at school until the student can be picked up by a parent or guardian.

Schools will clean the areas used by the individual who shows COVID-19 symptoms while at school (student, teacher, or staff) as soon as is feasible.

Students who report feeling feverish will be given an immediate temperature check to determine if they are symptomatic for COVID-19.

Students who have known exposure to COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms
  • Must remain out of school for 10 days
  • May return to school after 10 days when all three of the following criteria are met:
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication);
  • Improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath); and
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • Or
 
Students can return to school sooner than 10 days if:
  • Documentation from a doctor that symptoms are not related to COVID-19 are provided AND
  • A negative COVID-19 test. A non-rapid PCR test is the only accepted test. A negative Rapid Return/oral/saliva swab/antibodies COVID-19 test will not be accepted.)
 
 

WSISD COVID-19 Return to School Protocol for Students


Students Who Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

An individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 may return to school when cleared by the nurse and all three of the following criteria are met:

  1. At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication) and no vomiting or diarrhea;
  2. Improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath); and
  3. At least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  4. Per public health guidelines, a face mask is recommended to be worn through day 10. 


Students Who Have Symptoms But Have Not Been Tested for COVID-19

 
  • Must remain out of school for 10 days
  • May return to school after 10 days when all three of the following criteria are met:
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication);
  • Improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath); and
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • or

    Students can return to school sooner than 10 days if:
  • Documentation from a doctor that symptoms are not related to COVID-19 are provided or
  • A negative COVID-19 test (non-rapid PCR test)
    A negative Rapid Return/oral/saliva swab/antibodies COVID-19 test will not be accepted.
 

Students Who Have Been Exposed to COVID-19 With No Symptoms

  • Students who have been exposed with no symptoms can return to school, but the parents and students should self-monitor. 
  • If symptoms begin, students should not attend school. 

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Loss of taste or smell;
  • Sore throat;
  • New, uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty in breathing (or for students with chronic allergic/asthma cough, a change in their cough baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain;
  • Muscle/body aches;
  • Congestion; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
 

Anyone with a fever of 100 or higher should not come to school or a WSISD facility. Students should also prescreen themselves for any of the following symptoms prior to coming to school:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Loss of taste or smell;
  • Sore throat;
  • New, uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty in breathing (or for students with chronic allergic/asthma cough, a change in their cough baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain;
  • Muscle/body aches;
  • Congestion; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

Students may be subject to temperature checks for verification, especially if they are feeling ill or suspected of having a fever during the school day.

All staff will monitor students and refer to the nurse's clinic if symptoms are present. According to the assessment of the clinic staff, a treatment plan will be determined. Parents will be contacted to pick up students who are unable to remain at school, and the student's return to school plan will be discussed.

Students
Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms (see below), a pending COVID test, or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19. 

White Settlement ISD continually monitors recommendations by the CDC and local and state health officials and establishes protocols that promote the guidance of these entities. WSISD will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases and make adjustments to district procedures, as needed.

  • WSISD will promote vaccination sites for students, staff and families on its website and social media.
  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district will limit the number of visitors in the main office at one time.
  • Signage will be displayed listing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Each classroom has a touchless spray hand sanitizer dispenser.
  • Students are encouraged to sanitize and/or wash hands frequently.
  • Schools teach students good handwashing techniques.
  • Each school is sprayed and fogged weekly, and campuses implement frequent cleaning practices.
  • Each classroom and the common areas have a touchless hand sanitizer dispenser.
  • Students are encouraged to sanitize and/or wash hands.
Questions? Email Communications Director Desiree Coyle, [email protected] 
  • WSISD added needlepoint bipolar ionization units inside existing HVAC.
  • Air handler units and roof top units are equipped with one NPBI unit, approximately 1,024 units.
  • NPBI units will be installed using the HVACs existing electrical system with no need for additional electrical work.
  • Positive and negative ions will be released into the airstream using existing HVAC fans.
  • NPBI is used in WSISD to treat various airborne particles and other pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus, Mold, Norovirus, Legionella, Tuberculosis, MRSA, Staphylococcus, andE-Coli.
  • In addition to airborne pathogens, NPBI will be used to help with odor causing VOC's and allergen control, leaving indoor air cleaner and smelling
  • Buses will be thoroughly cleaned after each trip focusing on high-touch surfaces such as seats, steering wheels, knobs, and door handles. During cleaning, staff will open windows to allow for additional ventilation and air.
  • Each bus is equipped with a touchless hand sanitizer.