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In the School Nurse's Office

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

​​​High-Risk Symptoms

An employee or student should stay home from school if they have one or more of these high-risk symptoms:

  • new persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • A new loss of sense of taste or smell

Low-Risk Symptoms

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)
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • 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.

School Nurses

​During the return of students to school buildings, nurses are plann​ing 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 o​f school nu​rses in our schools.