Covid Protocols

District COVID Protocol

  • If your student is staying home ill, please call or email the school nurse so that she can have a conversation regarding your child’s health and clearance to return to campus.
  • If your student is sent home sick, they will need to follow the COVID protocol below to be cleared for school.

Option 1: Student will stay home for 5 days isolation and symptoms must improve and student must be fever free for 24 hours.  Student may return on day 6 if  able to wear a mask for an additional 5 days.  

Option 2: Student will see their doctor to receive an alternate diagnosis and symptoms must improve and be fever free for 24 hours (their doctor may or may not COVID test).

Option 3: Student will have a negative PCR test and symptoms must improve and be fever free for 24 hours.

 **RAPID COVID TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN TO CAMPUS**

  • *District Quarantine Policy* If your student is identified as a close contact here at school: while we highly encourage COVID close contact students to quarantine for the 7-10 day period, students are not required to quarantine. If you choose not to quarantine, please monitor your child for symptoms and notify the nurse of any changes in their health.
  • *NEWEST District Quarantine Policy* If a student is identified as a close contact for a positive case in their home:                                                                                                           A Student is required to quarantine for a minimum of 5 full days if exposed to a positive person in their household. If they are able to fully isolate from the positive person; they can test (PCR test required not rapid) on day 5 and come back on day 6. If unable to fully isolate from the positive person their quarantine period will not start until after the positive person’s 10 days of isolation is complete.
  • Also please email NES.Attendance@hayscisd.net explaining your child’s absence so that it can be coded correctly and they can be excused.

Please contact the nurse for any questions or concerns.

Nurse Jill
jill.wenzel@hayscisd.net

512.268.8501