• Temperature and Daily Self Screening Protocol

    Students and Faculty/Staff will self-assess and self-monitor symptomology daily prior to coming to school (or getting on the bus) to avoid exposure on campus, and monitor during the day. Parents will be needed to support their children and this procedure prior to student travel/school entry.

    • According to CDC guidance, symptoms may appear between 2 and 14 days after exposure to the virus. If there are any concerns, individuals shall communicate them with the building administrator and stay home.

    • Parents/guardians must carefully observe their child for COVID-19 symptoms. Staff members must also observe his/herself and their students for COVID-19 symptoms:
      • Fever (100°F or greater) or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
         
    • All  individuals shall self-evaluate daily by asking the following questions before getting on the bus or entering school:
      1. Have you experienced symptoms such as fever (100℉ or higher), chills, loss of taste/smell, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, congestion, nausea/vomiting or sore throat over the past 14 days?
      2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days? 
      3. Have you had direct contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
      4. In the past 14 days, have you traveled from a state with significant community spread of COVID-19 that is subject to the New York State post-travel quarantine order? This State guidance may be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.
           

    If anyone answers yes to any of the above 4 questions, they are to stay home and follow appropriate student or staff call-in procedures. 

     
    Parents and/or Guardians if you called your child in absent for any of the above COVID-19 related reasons please also contact your child's school nurse for next steps. 
     
    Primary School: (716)631-7489                  Intermediate/Middle School: (716) 631-7436                    High School: (716) 631-7483
     
    • Students at elementary buildings will be reliant on their parent/guardian, while secondary students may assist their parent/guardian in their screening and monitoring.


    • Temperature screening will be conducted at each school building in the event a temperature was not taken at home prior to a student or staff member coming to school.

    • Electronic doorway temperature scanners will be placed at (2-3) identified entry points to each building; Two (2) paraprofessionals will monitor each scanner to assist students to the nurse’s office if a temperature is above threshold or if answers to any of the self-screen questions is Yes.