Triad Community Unit School District #2
Health & Wellness
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
Stay home. You may be contagious to others.
If you think you may have been your child may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider & school nurse immediately.
Keep track of your symptoms.
If you or your child have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.
When calling your child's absence in to the school, be specific with your child's symptoms. If someone in your home or your child has been diagnosed, inform the school nurse or call it in to attendance line as soon as possible.
Personal identifiable information is protected under privacy laws. The district is unable to share the identities of potential or positive Coronavirus cases unless specific consent is obtained by the individual.
daily Health screenings: covid-19
District measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus and keep students and staff safe include two parts:
Daily home screening by parents and Triad staff. Prior to coming to school, a symptoms screening will be performed at home. It includes a review of signs of infectious illness including:
Fever (100 degree Fahrenheit) - most common symptom for children
Completing daily checklist K-12 Students: Don't Feel Well? Stay Home When You Are Sick
Designated school staff will also perform daily temperature checks during the first hour of school or upon students' arrival. Those students with temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above will be sent to the nurse for further evaluation and sent home. Further instructions for parents will be given at that time in accordance to school policy and advisement of the local health department.
Triad Community Unit School District #2 has 5 full-time certified school nurses to oversee the health of students.
The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as: A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.