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April 5, 2021: Screening

Daily Wellness Screening Form

All parents and guardians will attest that their student is COVID-19 symptom-free. You can complete your student’s daily wellness screening form via your school’s primary method, either an online or a printed form.

If a parent/guardian answers yes to any screening questions, the student needs to stay home.

The symptoms on the COVID-19 student wellness form overlap with common chronic conditions, e.g., asthma, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, seasonal allergies, life-threatening allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, congenital heart conditions, etc. These symptoms also overlap with common infectious diseases, e.g., influenza, the common cold, norovirus (stomach flu), roseola, etc. 

A student who presents with symptoms related to a condition that is not COVID-19 may return to school with a negative COVID-19 test or a letter from their healthcare provider indicating that their symptoms are not related to COVID-19. 

Some elementary schools are using a printed health verification form

  • George T. Daniel, Kent Valley Early Learning Center, Martin Sortun, Meadow Ridge, Millennium, Panther Lake, Park Orchard, and Springbrook elementary schools.
  • Printed forms are available in English, Spanish, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Somali, Arabic, and Dari.
  • Follow instructions to complete a printed health verification form. Find out how to translate our website.

All other schools are using the Skyward wellness screening.

Upon Arrival

Staff members will be assigned to review health checks via print or Skyward for YES and students whose health checks are not submitted.

  • If parent/guardian attests YES, and the student has already arrived at school, the student will be directed to wait in a wellness room until they can be picked up to go home.
  • If no health check is submitted for a student present at school, staff will be assigned to call home to request a verbal health check or prompt a digital health check.
  • If a student has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be asked to step aside and be re-screened with another thermometer.
  • Staff will be trained in how to protect student privacy during re-screening.
  • If a student has a verified temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be brought to the wellness room until they can be picked up to go home.
  • School staff will inform the school nurse of a YES answer on the health check or of fever for follow-up. 
  • School staff members are trained on signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to look for during the school day and at entry for students who may be feeling unwell.

Staff

KSD will implement the same daily health check via Skyward.

  • Staff who answer YES to any of the questions should stay home. Staff will be provided information on when they can return to work. 
  • Any staff who arrives at work with symptoms will be sent home and provided information on when they can return to work.

Visitors

  • Visitors will be limited to only emergency needs or contracted agency staff that works directly with students for educational purposes during hybrid learning. 
  • No volunteers/PTSA/mentors, tutors, etc., will be allowed to visit the campus.
  • For those who must enter the buildings, please schedule your visit. Health screenings, masks, physical distancing will be required.  

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please review the answers to frequently asked questions; a few of them are highlighted below.

Which wellness form is my school using?

Elementary schools have chosen a primary screening method for their families.

  • Printed Health Verification Form: George T. Daniel, Kent Valley Early Learning Center, Martin Sortun, Meadow Ridge, Millennium, Panther Lake, and Park Orchard, and Springbrook elementary schools.
  • Skyward Wellness Screening: Carriage Crest, Cedar Valley, Covington, Crestwood, East Hill, Emerald Park, Fairwood, Glenridge, Grass Lake, Horizon, Jenkins Creek, Kent, Lake Youngs, Meridian, Neely-O’Brien, Pine Tree, Ridgewood, Sawyer Woods, Scenic Hill, Soos Creek, and Sunrise elementary schools.

All middle and high schools are using the Skyward wellness screening.

When do I need to complete a wellness form for my student(s)?

All hybrid students and staff attending school in person are required to answer questions on a daily wellness screening form before entering the building each day to confirm they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and have not had contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Students who have chosen to remain in remote learning do not need to complete a daily wellness screening form.

How do I complete the wellness form? 

Instructions are available and can be translated on our website. Follow the steps to translate our website

Can the wellness form be translated?

The printed health verification form is available in English, Spanish, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Somali, Arabic, and Dari. Contact your school for help. 

The Skyward wellness screening can be translated into many languages using the Google Chrome internet browser. Follow the steps to translate Skyward

Can my student complete their own wellness form?

  • Grades PK-6: No, parents/guardians must complete their elementary school's chosen primary screening method.
  • Grades 7-8: Yes, parents/guardians or middle school students can complete the Skyward wellness screening.
  • Grades 9-12: Yes, parents/guardians or high school students can complete the Skyward wellness screening.

How do I know when to send my student to school? 

Your answers on the daily wellness screening form determine if your student can go to school.

  • If you answered NO to all questions: Send your student to school.
  • If you answered YES to any of the questions: Keep your student home, report the absence to your school, and contact your health care provider.

If you answered YES to any of the questions and the student has already arrived at school, the student will wait in a wellness room until they can be picked up to go home. School staff will inform the school nurse of a YES answer for follow-up.

What if my student has symptoms that could be mistaken for COVID-19?

A student who presents with symptoms related to a condition that is not COVID-19 may return to school with a negative COVID-19 test or a letter from their healthcare provider indicating that their symptoms are not related to COVID-19.

The symptoms on the COVID-19 student wellness form overlap with common chronic conditions, e.g., asthma, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, seasonal allergies, life-threatening allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, congenital heart conditions, etc. These symptoms also overlap with common infectious diseases, e.g., influenza, the common cold, norovirus (stomach flu), roseola, etc.

What if I forget to complete the wellness form before my student arrives at school?

If no health check is submitted for a student present at school, staff will be assigned to call home to request a verbal health check or prompt a digital health check.

School staff will inform the school nurse of an answer on the health check or of fever for follow-up. If a student has a verified temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be brought to the wellness room until they can be picked up to go home.

What should I do if my student loses their printed health verification form?

Select elementary schools are using the printed health verification form. 

Contact your school to request a replacement form.