What do I need to do before sending my child to school every day?
- We suggest that you complete a daily self screening of each of your school-aged children prior to sending them to school. You should assess for the following:
- Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If your child is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, call the front office, (317) 226-4267, and your child must not attend school. Families will need to contact their medical provider to rule out COVID-19. The PATH School will provide information on where families can go to get tested that does not require health insurance or proof of ID.
What if my child has been exposed to COVID-19?
- Call your medical provider and the front office to notify the school of this exposure.
What if my child has to be out of school for an extended period of time because of COVID-19?
- Notify the main office, and we will contact your child’s teacher. Since your child will have a computer or iPad provided by the school, if healthy enough, he/she should continue to complete assignments from his/her classroom teacher via Google Classroom.
How will my child be able to work from home?
- If you are interested in remote learning for your scholar, you must notify the main office. Scholars will be provided a computer by the school, and they are expected to log on daily for “Crew” and daily lessons. If you need assistance with internet access, please contact the main office.
Will my child have to wear a mask?
- Yes, all scholars will be required to wear a mask daily.
What if my child has a chronic condition that mimics the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Please contact your child’s primary care provider for documentation regarding the illness and clearance to return to school. Please provide the school a copy of the documentation received from the physician.
Will my child be able to take medicine at school?
- If your child takes daily medications, the nurse must have a signed “Permission to Administer Medicine” form on file in his/her office.
What if my child starts showing symptoms of COVID-19 at school?
- A scholar who could potentially have COVID-19 will be treated in a separate area of the school and must be picked up immediately by a person on the scholar’s emergency pick up list. Families must have a plan for an alternate pick up in the case that they may not be able to be at school within one hour. The scholar may not return to school without a negative COVID-19 test result unless the following three conditions are met:
- The scholar has been fever-free without fever-reducing medication for 72 hours
- Other symptoms have improved (cough, shortness of breath).
- At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
What if my child has symptoms of COVID-19 and has not been tested yet?
- If a scholar exhibits symptoms, they must remain out of school for 10 days from the first day symptoms appear and fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medicine. Families are responsible for calling the front office, 317-226-4267, to alert the school of possible COVID exposure. Once the scholar is tested for COVID and the result is negative, the scholar must continue to isolate for 10 days if still exhibiting symptoms.
What if my child has been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?
- Close contact is defined as being within 6 ft of the person for 15 minutes or more. If this happens, the scholar has to quarantine at home for 14 days.
What if someone in my child’s class tests positive for COVID-19?
- If someone in your scholar’s class tests positive for COVID-19, the cohort of scholars will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days. The classroom teacher will continue to provide instruction to the class during that time via Zoom and Google Classroom.
What if my child tests positive for COVID-19 and still has symptoms?
- Your scholar may return to school only if the following conditions are met:
- He/She has been fever-free without fever-reducing medication for 72 hours.
- Other symptoms have improved (cough, shortness of breath) and at least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared
- OR, the scholar has received two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart.