BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Assumption Parish Schools has released a lengthy guide to how it will operate this school year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
BEFORE GOING TO SCHOOL
Before sending their children to school, parents are asked to take their temperature. Parents should keep children home from school if they have a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to the guide.
Parents are further asked to make sure children wash their hands prior to boarding school busses or arriving to school.
All children age 5 and older, or those at least enrolled in kindergarten, are required to wear a face covering. Although children ages 2 to 4 are not required to wear masks, it is still encouraged.
Teachers will record attendance daily, and schools will strictly enforce truancy, according to the guide.
Parents seeking COVID-19 extenuating circumstance consideration can send a request to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.
If children come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if they have symptoms of COVID-19, they should not go to school. Students suspected to have COVID-19 should stay home and remain isolated until they have recovered and a doctor determines they are no longer infectious.
If a student tests positive for the virus, they will need a letter of medical clearance to return to school.
If a fully vaccinated student comes in close contact with a coronavirus-positive person at school, the student will not need to quarantine unless he or she becomes symptomatic.
For the full list of protocols, click here.