From the Nurse

Published on: 3/1/2022

​​If your student is feeling ill, please fill out the Ellis Student Illness Notification Form and keep them at home. A member of the Ellis Contact Tracing Team will contact you for more information, as needed.

Ellis Contact Tracing Team:
Primary (PreK-K): Rebecca Burkhart- (rebecca.burkhart@sccpss.com), 912-395-5470 Ext. 71201
Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grades): Beth Whalen- (elizabeth.whalen@sccpss.com), 912-395-5470 Ext. 71211
Upper Elementary (4th-6th Grades): Lisa O'Donnell- (lisa.odonnell@sccpss.com)​, 912-395-5470 Ext. 71210​​
Erdkinder (7th-8th Grades): Wes Cooper- (wesley.cooper@sccpss.com), 912-395-5470 Ext. 71201​

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Update 3/1/2022: Masks are now OPTIONAL for staff and students (except for certain instances). Read more about this on the SCCPSS website

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​​**Updated SCCPSS COVID-19 Guidelines**

SCCPSS Health and Safety Protocols (updated 2/8/2022)​

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TIERED RESPONSE: SCHOOL NOTIFICATION (pg. 4)

When a singular (1) positive case within a group is identified, schools will notify any potentially exposed staff and student(s) (entire class, bus, office) with the Notification of Potential Exposure Letter. Parents will be reminded about the importance of monitoring their child for symptoms for 10 days. Students notified of a potential exposure who remain asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. If symptoms develop, follow the guidance above for Students with Symptoms of COVID-19 With Exposure.

When 2 or more positive cases are identified in a group within 14 days, schools will notify any potentially exposed staff and students (entire class, bus, office) with the Notification of Potential Exposure Letter. Parents will be reminded about the importance of monitoring their child for symptoms for 10 days. Students notified of a potential exposure who remain asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. If symptoms develop, follow the guidance above for Students with Symptoms of COVID-19 With Exposure.

When 3 positive cases are identified in a group within 14 days, schools will assess the circumstances for a possible “cluster”. Analysis may result in the need to initiate some level of contact tracing which could result in some isolated quarantines. 

CLUSTER-BASED EXPOSURES: Identified Cluster for Quarantine (pg. 3)

In schools that have 4 or more positive school-based cases within an identified group (a classroom or office or bus for example) within 14 days, the school shall immediately place the entire group on a 5-day quarantine regardless of vaccination status. Parents/guardians will receive notification from your child’s school providing instructions. Quarantined students should refer to itsLearning for assignments and remote work. Teachers will provide instructions for teaching and learning while on quarantine. Members of the group may return to school or work on day 6, if symptom free. Asymptomatic students or staff who have tested positive by PCR or Rapid test within the last 90 days are exempt from quarantine. 

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If your student has been vaccinated for Covid-19, please email a copy of the vaccination card to Nurse Chris (christine.oboyle@sccpss.com) AND Mr. Wes (wesley.cooper@sccpss.com).​

Covid test results should be sent immediately to Nurse Chris and at least one member of the contact tracing team.


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Here is additional information that from CDC/DPH that you should familiarize yourself with:​
COVID-19-Quarantine-vs-Isolation.pdf

COVID-19 Paren​​t at Home Screening.pdf


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Nurse Chris.

christine.oboyle@sccpss.com

912-395-5470 Ext. 71213​

 

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