The SICS COVID-19 protocol is posted below. As the threat of COVID-19 has lessened, we are no longer providing at school testing or the regular distribution of “at home” test kits. We will notify our parents if this changes. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are readily available at local pharmacies and grocery stores. They continue to be recommended to protect individuals from getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and requiring hospitalization. If you have any questions about your child’s illness symptoms whether related to COVID-19 or not, please contact the school nurse. The nursing staff is available to offer advice, education and support as needed.

September 19, 2023

COVID-19 update
While the Covid-19 pandemic is officially over, the virus is not completely gone. SICS
continues to follow the current DESE/DPH school health guidance related to COVID-19.
Our school nurses use their experience and judgement to assess individual health needs
and create a “return to school” plan as needed.

The most common COVID-19 symptoms are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or
difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, new loss of taste or smell, congestion, nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea. A combination of 2 or more of these symptoms are suspect for

Students and staff who test COVID-19 positive must isolate at home for 5 days. If their
symptoms are markedly improved and they have been fever free without the use of
fever reducing medicine for 24 hours, they may return to school on Day 6. A mask
should be worn until Day 10 when they are outside the home, including at school. As
always, we are a mask supportive setting.

Frequent hand washing, staying home when ill and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are
practical ways to decrease the spread of the virus.

It is important to continue to share any COVID-19 concerns with the school nurse.

K-5 Nurses Kristen and Ali @ 783-3434
6-12 Nurse Kathleen @ 783 -2600