Daily COVID-19 certification process change effective June 1, 2021
Beginning June 1, 2021, in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, District 230 will no longer be requiring families to complete the Skyward Daily Health Screener. However, public health guidance currently requires schools to exclude students from school based on certain COVID-19 symptoms and/or “close contacts” with a known COVID-19 case.
To comply with this requirement and to ensure a safe environment for all students and staff, parents/guardians must certify that, prior to their student utilizing District transportation and/or entering a District campus, building or related facility each day, they have confirmed that their student:
- Has not been diagnosed with and/or tested positive for COVID-19 or a variant within the last 10 days;
- Does not currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit;
- Does not currently have known symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle and body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting, or diarrhea; and
- Is not quarantined due to being in “close contact” (within 6 feet for 15 or more cumulative minutes within a 24 hour period) with a known positive case of COVID-19 or a variant, unless the individual is fully vaccinated.
By sending your student on District 230 transportation and/or to a District 230 campus, building or related facility on any given day, you are certifying that the student has received a daily symptom screening and satisfies all the criteria above. If your student does not meet all the criteria above, you must notify the school of your student’s absence and the reason for the absence. If District staff contacts you to gather additional information related to the results of your student’s daily screening, you must provide the requested information.
If public health authorities require or recommend more stringent self-certification and/or screening protocols in the future, the District will provide additional notification and implement such protocols.
Dr. James M. Gay, Superintendent
Dr. Kim Dryier, Assistant Superintendent
John Lavelle, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Julia Wheaton, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Bob Nolting, Principal Andrew High School
Eric Olsen, Principal Stagg High School
Dr. Jen Tyrrell, Principal Sandburg High School
Dave O'Connor, School Board
Carla Erdey, Director of Communications, Ex Officio