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COVID-19 Screening & Return to School

  • Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school with symptoms or if a lab has confirmed COVID-19 positive results.
  • Parents will screen children prior to their arrival at school utilizing a self-screening tool that lists symptoms. Students will be required to pass through a temperature scanner at the entrance of each campus building.
  • If a student is sent home from school with any of the following symptoms, they must adhere to the appropriately applied guideline(s) on the back of this sheet in order to return to in-person instruction.
  • In-person instructional students who remain home due to COVID-19 symptoms/direct exposure or a positive test should email their teacher(s) and expect to use Google Classroom for assignments.
 
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
 
  • Feeling feverish of a temp greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
 
If an Argyle ISD student, teacher or staff member has been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 individual they must remain quarantined for the full 14-day incubation period before returning to school.

Otherwise see below:

SCENARIO 1

 

In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met:

 

  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
 
UIL Participants ONLY: In addition to the criteria and processes described above, a student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 MUST receive clearance from a physician prior to returning to participation in UIL activities.
 
SCENARIO 2

 

In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who has not been  evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may return to campus when the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed below:

 

  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
 
UIL Participants ONLY: In addition to the criteria and processes described above, a student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 MUST receive clearance from a physician prior to returning to participation in UIL activities.
 
SCENARIO 3

choose a or b

If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the individual must either:

  • obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis.
or 

 

A COVID-19 reporting form will be provided to the student or employee. For student reporting requirements, the ID must be provided, the date sent home and the parent/guardian spoken to.