Self-Certification & Temperature Checks
The state requires that all individuals must certify that they are free of symptoms before entering any District 63 building. A parent’s decision to send their child to school serves as this certification that their child is symptom-free. Children who are ill or exhibiting symptoms must be kept at home.
In addition, each classroom teacher has been provided with a thermometer and will check temperatures upon each student’s entry to the classroom. Any temperature above 100.4 will be reported to the nurse and the student will be directed to a health isolation room for parent contact.
Meetings with teachers and school administrators will be held virtually if at all possible and by appointment only. Visitors are discouraged (unless in the case of an emergency); if you must visit a school building, face coverings are required and you must self-certify that you are symptom-free.
Personal illness, quarantine, and COVID-19 illness or symptom-related absences will be excused.
Students and adults experiencing any of the following symptoms should not attend school.
- fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
- new onset of moderate to severe headache
- shortness of breath
- new cough
- sore throat
- new loss of sense of taste or smell
- fatigue from unknown cause
- muscle or body aches from unknown cause