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Student Illness Policy

Per the 2021-2022 Handbook, updated 8/9/2021

The following protocol is in compliance with local agencies, including the Wyandotte County Health Department. 

Exclusion from School (page 30)

It will be important for parents to screen their children daily for COVID symptoms (listed below) before they send them school. Do not send students to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

 Current known symptoms are:

  • Fever (100 or higher)

  • Chills

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Rigors (sudden feeling of cold with shivering)

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Sore Throat

  • Lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing)

  • Diarrhea

  • Loss of taste or smell

Students who start to experience symptoms during the day will be referred to the school nurse, who will call their parent/guardian to come pick them up immediately. They will be kept isolated from other students and the nurse will wear appropriate PPE.  If appropriate, the child will be referred for COVID-19 testing at the WyCo Health Department or their healthcare provider. While awaiting test results, they should isolate at home as much as possible. If negative, the student should return to school after their symptoms resolve. If positive, they should stay isolated for 10 days past the onset of symptoms or until they are fever free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication (i.e.Tylenol or ibuprofen) whichever is longer.

Employees who start to experience symptoms during the day will be referred to the school nurse, who will refer them for COVID-19 testing at the WyCo Health Department or their healthcare provider. While awaiting test results, the employee must isolate at home. If negative, the employee should return to work after their symptoms resolve.  If positive, they should stay isolated for 10 days past the onset of symptoms or until they are fever free for 72 hours, whichever is longer.

Students and staff will also be excluded from school for 14 days after travel to cities, states, or countries who are on the no travel list provided by KDHEKS. This list changes regularly so please check with the school before traveling out of Kansas.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in School

When there is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the school building, the school will notify the WyCo Health Department and will assist in contact tracing. This may lead to the exclusion of students from school.  This could be one student, a cohort, a classroom or the entire school. Any exclusions or closures will be made through the recommendation of WyCo Health Department who look at factors such as likelihood of exposure to employees and students in the building and will determine when reopening should occur.

  • We will work with the health department to inform those who will need to quarantine for the mandatory 14 days after last close contact with the infected individual.

  • We will contact families and employees if exposed.

Names of individuals who test positive will not be shared in any communication to the at-large school community.

Close Contact

Anyone is considered in close contact if they are within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive case for 15 minutes or more or if they have exposure to secretions. We will assist in notifying individuals if they are a close contact to a known case. Close contacts must remain in quarantine until they have met criteria for release from quarantine as set by WyCo Health Department for schools. 

Excused Absence 

An excused absence is defined and has been classified excused. Absences shall be excused for the following reasons:

  • Illness of the student or medical appointments

  • Urgent need of the child to be at home due to illness in the immediate family

  • Death in the family

  • Quarantine mandated by the WyCo Health Department

Resurrection Catholic School 

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at the Cathedral

Growing in Faith, Knowledge, and Service