Rockwood nurses in each district school building advance the well-being and academic success of students.
All students, staff members and visitors will wear face masks at Rockwood schools.
Learn more about COVID-19 facts, monitoring the health of our students and staff, hand hygiene and social distancing. Find out more health and wellness information on our Rockwood Safe Together website.
Staff and Student Check-in and Screening
Daily health screenings (self-assessments) will be required for all staff.
Staff and visitors will be required to fill out the Rockwood COVID-19 Symptom Self-Report form before entering any district campuses or buildings.
Parents will conduct a daily health screening for their children. If students are showing symptoms, parents will keep their children home and communicate their absence.
An employee or student should stay home from school if they have one or more of these high-risk symptoms:
- A new persistent cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- A new loss of sense of taste or smell
An employee or student should stay home from school if they are experiencing one or more of these low-risk symptoms that are not usual for them (e.g. seasonal allergies can cause congestion or a sore throat). If they have two or more of these symptoms, they should contact their MD:
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Fever (100 degrees or greater)
- Body aches
- Runny nose or congestion
- Sore throat
Students displaying these symptoms at school will be sent home.
Additionally, close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 means a person should stay home.
During the return of students to school buildings, nurses are planning to reserve space in their offices or elsewhere in their building for ill children to be triaged, and in some cases, isolated until picked up. Parents should discuss with their children what constitutes a genuine need to see the school nurse.
Maintaining one’s health and a strong immune system is critical. Nurses will be reinforcing the following at school and ask for parents’ partnership in encouraging these activities at home as well.
- Get enough sleep: School-aged children require 8-12 hours each night to be fully rested.
- Eat a well-balanced diet: include plenty of fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors. Minimize highly processed and sugary foods.
- Move: Being physically active is good for so many aspects of our health and overall well-being. If students can get outdoors for these activities, even better. Physical activity helps promote a sense of well-being, improves mood, decreases anxiety and improves sleep. At school, it improves attendance, concentration and memory and time on task in the classroom.
Find out more about the role of school nurses in our schools.