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COVID-19 Screening & Return to School

UPDATED: March 4, 2021
Argyle ISD will continue to follow the Texas Education Agency's guidelines requiring all students, teachers and staff to wear a mask when inside a school building, school facility, facility used for school activities or when in an outdoor space on school property when it is not feasible to maintain six feet of distance from another person. All students in grades 4th-12th are required to wear a mask. The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees may modify or eliminate the mask requirements by formal action, per TEA guidelines.

  • 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.
 
QUARANTINE GUIDELINES UPDATES

MARCH 25, 2021: Vaccinated Individual with Direct Exposure
*Documentation of the vaccinated individual must be provided to the nurse as well as confirmed positive test results.


A vaccinated individual does not need to stay at home following close contact exposure to a test-confirmed individual if the following conditions are true:
    -The exposed individual is fully vaccinated (at least two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine).
    -Have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms following close contact exposure to a test-confirmed individual. 
Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered do not have to stay at home or get tested again, as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
   -Individuals who develop symptoms again within three months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.

JAN.4, 2021: Argyle ISD implemented new quarantine guidelines beginning Jan. 4, 2021. The CDC, Texas Education Agency, and the University Interscholastic League have all provided amended guidelines that may be used regarding quarantine periods for individuals who have had direct exposure to a positive individual but are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Based on current CDC guidance, the stay-at-home period can end for individuals with direct contact but not experiencing symptoms:
 
(CDC and the Department of State Health Services continue to recommend the 14-day quarantine period for direct exposure to a positive confirmed case)

Quarantine 10 days after close contact.
 
Please note the quarantine time period will start with Day 0 being the day of the test. Day 1 starts the quarantine time period the day after the test has been administered. After completing either 10 or 14 days of quarantine, the individual may return (if they are symptom-free) to school the following day.
 
*Argyle ISD nurses MUST receive a confirmed lab report that documents the result of the positive person. This is applicable to the diagnosed individual as well as anyone with direct exposure.
 
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
 
This list does NOT include all possible symptoms. The TEA/CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
 
 
UIL Participants Only:  Grades 7-12 

 

A student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 must receive clearance from a physician prior to returning to participation in UIL activities.  A copy of the note must be given to the campus nurse.

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PLEASE NOTE: No student or staff will return to campus if you have pending COVID-19 testing. If you have a rapid test and PCR test confirmation of BOTH labs will be needed to return to campus.
 
IF AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED COVID-19 INDIVIDUAL THEY MUST QUARANTINE.

Your campus nurse will give you guidance on 14 or 10 days for Direct Exposure.

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 of the following criteria are met:

 

  • A copy of the lab paperwork has been sent to your campus nurse
  • Quarantine period is dated 10 days from the date of COVID collection
  • 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, AND turn in documentation to the campus nurse

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
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.