Health and Safety Reminder & Student COVID-19 Notification Form SY21-22

Published on: 1/6/2022

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This is a health and safety reminder for our families.  As we prepare for the return of our students on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, please remember to keep your children home if they are sick.  This is especially important if your child has a known COVID positive case or is exhibiting symptoms.  Sending a child to school with COVID can spread the infection to other children and staff.   This action also places the classroom and school at risk for possible closure. 

If your child has a known COVID positive case or is exhibiting symptoms, please complete the Student COVID-19 Notification Form which is accessible via our school's website http://mercer.sccpss.com. Please scroll to the bottom of our website and click on the “COVID-19 Screening Forms" link prior to clicking on the “Student COVID-19 Notification Form" image to complete the form. 

 

NOTE: You can access the Student COVID-19 Notification Form by clicking on the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/9w1JAAHptv

 
SCCPSS is following public health guidance to mitigate COVID transmission and is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy school environment.  Updated guidance for the 2021-22 school year from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to fulltime in-person learning with layered prevention strategies in place. 

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools is following public health guidance and has implemented layered mitigation practices.  If you have not done so already, please review our Health and Safety Protocols by visiting sccpss.com.  Our stated goal remains in-person instruction, five days a week.  We need your help in meeting that goal. 

While perfect attendance in normal conditions is something to strive for, this year it is not a priority.  Our priority is to minimize COVID cases and keep our schools open for in-person instruction, five days a week.  Again, we need your help to meet this goal.  Please remember, if your child is not feeling well or is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her home from school and seek medical attention, if needed. 

  • Fever of 100.4 orally or 99.4 using a thermal device
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or nausea
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Headaches

 
COVID REMINDERS: If you are awaiting a COVID test result for you or your child, please stay home and keep your child at home.  If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep your child home from school and alert your child's teacher.  If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep him/her home and alert your school.  ​

Thank you.

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