Almadina will keep records of children’s known pre-existing conditions. If a child develops symptoms that could be caused by either COVID-19 or by a known pre-existing condition (e.g., allergies), the child must be tested for COVID-19 to confirm that it is not the source of their symptoms before entering or returning to school.

Almadina will be taking the following measures to comply with the AHS screening guidelines: 

  • Parents will be asked to monitor their children daily for symptoms. They must not send students who are feeling ill and/or are displaying flu-like symptoms to school or if they are sick.
  •  Some parents may be apprehensive about sending their children to schools. Dr. Hinshaw indicated that Local Public Health will provide the school board/authorities with information to assure parents. 
  • Staff members who are feeling sick or have flu-like symptoms must not come to school. Other stakeholders who are sick will not be allowed in school.
  • Schools should keep records of children’s known pre-existing conditions, parents are encouraged to get COVID testing to establish a baseline to help distinguish between allergies or COVID symptoms
  • Provide daily health reports to the superintendent or central office in order for him or her to be informed and make determinations, attendance must be monitored at the campus
  • Track reasons for student and staff absences.
  • Report positive cases of COVID-19 to the local health department for additional closing guidance and contact tracking.
  • No sharing guideline for food and supplies, all students should have their own supplies

Risk Assessment: Initial Screening Questions

If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions on the above link, please DO NOT enter the school at this time. You should stay home and use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. If you have answered “No” to all the above questions, you may attend school.