TMS Illness Policy
- If your student is not feeling well and needs to stay home from school, please inform your student’s homeroom teacher, the front desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the school nurse at email@example.com.
- If your student has a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, they will need to stay home at least 24 hours from the time the fever, vomiting, or diarrhea has resolved without the aid of medication.
- Our illness policy this year includes that any student with a fever, vomiting, or a new loss of taste or smell will need to have a negative COVID test and submit that to the school nurse, or if you do not wish to have your student tested, they may quarantine at home for 5 days from the start of symptoms.
- If your student has been exposed to someone at home or in the community who has tested positive for COVID-19, please notify the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If your student has been exposed to someone at school who has tested positive for COVID-19, we will notify you via phone if possible, or via email if necessary.
- If your student is fully vaccinated, meaning it has been two full weeks since their last dose of a COVID vaccine, they do not need to quarantine. We will ask for them to continue to wear a mask in indoor settings other than their home and to monitor for any symptoms of illness, and to have a PCR test done 5 days after their last exposure. Please continue to monitor for illness symptoms for 2 weeks after their exposure.
- If your student is not vaccinated, they will need to quarantine at home. Our quarantine policy includes a 5 day quarantine from the last exposure, with a PCR test 5 days after their last exposure. If that PCR test is negative, they may end their quarantine on day 6 after submitting the test result to the school nurse. Please continue to have them wear a mask in indoor settings other than their home and monitor them for any symptoms of illness for 2 weeks after their exposure.
- If your student has not been vaccinated but has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we are offering a Test to Stay program in place of quarantine. Please reach out to Dr. Kelbaugh or Nurse Phillips for more details on this program.
- Please find CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation after an exposure or a positive test at this site.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Resources
- Your student’s pediatrician may have COVID-19 vaccinations and/or testing available. Please check in with them for availability.
- Many pharmacies have both vaccines and tests available. Some of those include:
Mary Phillips email@example.com
- Provide nursing advice if a student is sick while at school.
- Provide assistance with school-based care.
- Guidance on returning to school after illness (student or family member).
- View the COVID-19 Guide for Protecting Yourself and Others
The school nurse does not diagnose illnesses/medical conditions. Please seek medical assistance from your pediatrician and/or health department.
TMS Counseling Team
- Crisis situations (ie. student having homicidal/suicidal/ self-harm ideations)
- Mental Health Resources
- Financial Resources (ie. housing, homelessness, uniforms, snacks)
- Social/ Emotional concerns impacting the learning environment
- Supporting a student in the MTSS process
- Student Counseling
TMS Executive Director
Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Resources (school supplies, nutrition assistance)
Erin Johnson email@example.com