• return to school students

  • Effective February 19, we have changed our policy for students returning to school after testing positive for COVID-19 consistent with updated CDC guidelines. Individuals infected with COVID-19 will not be permitted to attend school based on board policy and Missouri law.

  • Step 1: After testing positive, a student should stay home and isolate for a minimum of five days. Students may return sooner than five days if they subsequently receive a negative test from a testing facility.

  • Step 2: On day six (or thereafter), the student may return to school if their symptoms have resolved or are substantially reduced:

  • Step 3: Parents should complete the Ready to Return form and then follow up with their school nurse.

  • Step 4: When the student returns to school, you can expect the following through day 10:

  • Here’s what you need to know if your child has symptoms of COVID-19 and has not tested positive.

    Similar to other contagious illnesses such as chickenpox or the flu, individuals who are sick at school or have symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home with instructions to see a physician for medical evaluation.

    Prior to returning to school, students will need to produce:

    1. a negative COVID test; or

    2. a physician’s diagnosis other than COVID-19; or

    3. if the individual has not obtained a test or physician’s diagnosis, the individual will be excluded from school for a minimum of five calendar days after the onset of symptoms. 

    Parents should remain in communication with the school nurse and receive authorization from the school nurse prior to returning to school.