- Welcome 4th Quarter F2F Returning Students
- Health Check App - Daily Health Screening
- COVID-19 Surveillance Testing
- Reopening Parent Meeting Presentations
- 2021 Schedules
- Virtual Learning Option
- Personal Health and Safety Protocols
- MES Daily Operations
- MES COVID Readiness Team
- January 2021 Supply Lists
- Transportation and Arrival / Dismissal
- PikMyKid App
- Breakfast and Lunch
Daily Health Screening
MORNING AT HOME ROUTINE
- Parents are asked to assess students before sending them to school each day, using questions or observations similar to the below Symptom Screening Guidelines.
- Results of any home self-assessment will determine if the student should go to school or remain at home.
- MES will be using an app called, “PikMyKid” which is accessible to all parents and guardians via phone app. We have the ability to create screening questions which match our guidelines, plus also give daily information regarding plans for transportation. The transportation information ishelpful in Contact Tracing if ever needed. (Please see more information in the Contact Tracing section)
- Conducting regular screenings for symptoms and ongoing self-monitoring will help reduce exposure and limit the risk of spreading the disease
- If your child(ren) exhibit symptoms of any sort, please determine if your child's symptoms are due to pre-existing conditions such as allergies, asthma, etc.
MORNING ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL
- Students and employees will participate in daily temperature screening and will also complete an arrival screening process which will ask if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19
- Conducting regular screenings for symptoms will help reduce exposure and limit the risk of spreading the disease
- Designated and trained screeners will take the temperature of each student and staff member before entry into the building via a handheld touchless thermometer
- Fever is determined by a measured temperature of greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees
- The temperature and arrival screenings will happen at both entry areas of our school, including Virginia Avenue entrance and bus entrance on Clemont Drive
- Additional checks throughout the day are not part of protocol unless a child or staff member is feeling unwell or potential symptoms are recognized by teachers/staff
SYMPTOM SCREENING GUIDELINES provided by Atlanta Public Schools
- Have you had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or has any health department or health care provider been in contact with you and advised you to quarantine?
- Since you were last at school, have you had any of these symptoms?
- Fever or chills
- New cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Muscle or body aches
- Congestion or runny nose
- If a person has had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or has been contacted by any health department or health care provider and advised the person to quarantine, then the person should not be at school. The person can return 14 days after the last time they had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
- If a person has any of these symptoms, they should go home, stay away from other people, and call their health care provider.
- If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19 based on a test, their symptoms, or does not get a COVID-19 test but has had symptoms, they should not be at school and should stay at home until they meet the criteria below.
ADDITIONAL SCREENING INFORMATION
Individuals with a temperature of 100.4◦ or with other COVID-like symptoms will not be allowed to work or volunteer and must quarantine for 14 days per guidelines.
Individuals who have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case must quarantine for 14 days per guidelines
In-school temperature logs (as provided by APS Health Service) with symptom and exposure history will be maintained with confidentiality and privacy
Name and contact information of individuals who present as symptomatic or self-disclose exposure to a known COVID-19 case will be reported to APS Health Service immediately for case management
A copy of all in-school screening logs will be submitted to APS Health Services on a weekly basis. However, any screening logs with symptomatic or exposed individuals will be sent immediately, with additional guidance on next steps from APS Health Services.
ROLE OF SCHOOL NURSE AND DESIGNATED SCREENERS
Due to COVID-19, there are additionasl roles and responsibilities for our School Nurse:
- Distribution and Inventory of Personal Protective Equipment
- Oversight and Record Keeping for Health Screenings
- Reporting of COVID Cases to DPH and APS Health Services
- Evaluation of Students/Staff who present with symptoms throughout the school day
- Training of designated screeners to assist in the daily entry screening process.
Our nurse will serve as a screener for temperatures and symptoms and will also train others to assist in the daily screening process for Morningside. This is due to the size of our school, as well as preparing in the event that our school nurse is unavailable.
A designated screener is one who has been identified to aid with conducting health screenings and taking temperatures of students and staff members upon entry into the school building or site. Screeners are expected to screen during the a.m. admittance of students and staff AND if students or staff members enter the building when a nurse is not present or not available. Our school has been provided with one thermometer for every 100 students. Screeners are responsible for:
- Taking Temperatures
- Conducting health screenings
- Logging temps for students/staff members daily
- Consulting with the School Nurse