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RSU #20 Accidental Damage Coverage

posted Sep 10, 2020, 1:17 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Sep 10, 2020, 1:17 PM ]

The RSU #20 Board of Directors approved the laptop Accidental Damage Coverage (ADC) form for SY 2020-21.  Please find the updated household form attached.

September 4, 2020 mailing

posted Sep 4, 2020, 1:58 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Sep 4, 2020, 1:59 PM ]

The following were mailed out today:

September 4, 2020 Food Service letter
September 4, 2020 Electrostatic Disinfection Application Notice
SES arrival and dismissal procedures
SDMHS arrival and dismissal procedures
September 3, 2020 Pre-Screening Tool

Maine Dept of Ed, CDC, and DHHS issue new COVID-19 Pre-Screening Tool

posted Sep 4, 2020, 4:15 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Sep 4, 2020, 4:16 AM ]

https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_10.pdf

This updated version, along with several other updates, will be mailed home September 4, 2020.

Maine Dept of Education flowchart for response to ill student/staff

posted Aug 28, 2020, 10:55 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 10:55 AM ]

The Maine Department of Education has provided a flowchart to guide school staff in the steps to take if a child/staff member develops an illness while at school (last updated 7/16/20).

Summary of flowchart:

  • Students/staff who become ill with COVID-19 type symptoms during the day will report to the nurse and will be separated from others as best as possible while ensuring the safety and supervision for the sick student/staff until they have left the building. Each school will have a designated room or area that can be used for the purpose of isolating a sick student or staff member. Students who become ill at school will not be allowed to ride a district vehicle home.  Parents/caregivers will be expected to pick them up as soon as possible (within one hour). Please have an alternative plan for your child to be picked up from school if they become ill and you are unavailable. **Please list at least 2 emergency contacts on the emergency form.**

  • Students/staff sent home with symptoms outlined below and who are not recovering within 24 hours will be asked to seek evaluation from their medical provider and will need a provider note to return to school:


Two or more of the “lower risk” symptoms

OR

One of the “higher risk” symptoms

  • New headache

  • Myalgias (muscle aches)

  • Runny nose/congestion

  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

  • Any of the above symptoms present beyond typical symptoms (i.e. allergies)




  • New, uncontrolled cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (not  exercise induced asthma)

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Fever (100.4 or higher), chills, rigors (shivering)

  • Sore throat


  • If a swab for COVID-19 is done and the result was negative: The student/staff must stay home until the test result is confirmed to be negative and may return to school when symptoms have improved and are afebrile (without a fever) for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  • If the student/staff was seen by their provider and no swab was done because an alternative diagnosis was made, then they may return to school when symptoms have improved and are afebrile for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  • If a swab for COVID-19 was done and the result was positive: The family/staff member will notify the school nurse and will follow the CDC guidelines before returning to school (updated 8/12/20). All three criteria must be met:

    • 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms

    • 24 hours have passed with no fever (without the use of fever reducing medication).

    • Improvement of symptoms

    • If a student/staff has tested positive for COVID-19, but never had any symptoms, they may return 10 days after the positive test was taken.

    • The individual has been cleared as “recovered” by the Maine CDC

  • If the student/staff was not tested for COVID-19 and there was no alternative diagnosis made (patient/family declined, unable to obtain a test), this person may return to school when all three criteria are met:

    • 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms

    • 24 hours have passed with no fever (without the use of fever reducing medication).

    • Improvement of symptoms


  • Responding to students/staff who test positive for COVID-19

    • Whenever a school receives information of a student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19, school administration will work collaboratively with the Maine CDC who will provide guidance to form an appropriate response. Contact tracing will be conducted by the Maine CDC in which close contacts will be identified and advised on how to proceed. Timely communication to parents/families regarding a positive case of a student/staff member will be guided by the Maine CDC.

    • The Maine chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maine Department of Education have published the following infographic which answers frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 in the school setting.

    •  The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has provided helpful guidance for if you think you have come in contact with a COVID-19 case.


Responding to students/staff who test positive for COVID-19

posted Aug 28, 2020, 10:51 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 10:52 AM ]

Responding to students/staff who test positive for COVID-19
    • Whenever a school receives information of a student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19, school administration will work collaboratively with the Maine CDC who will provide guidance to form an appropriate response. Contact tracing will be conducted by the Maine CDC in which close contacts will be identified and advised on how to proceed. Timely communication to parents/families regarding a positive case of a student/staff member will be guided by the Maine CDC.

    • The Maine chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maine Department of Education have published the following infographic which answers frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 in the school setting.

 The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has provided helpful guidance for if you think you have come in contact with a COVID-19 case.

Resonding to a student/staff who became ill at school

posted Aug 28, 2020, 10:45 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 10:45 AM ]

Responding to a student/staff who become ill at school 
    • The Maine Department of Education has provided a flowchart to guide school staff in the steps to take if a child/staff member develops an illness while at school (last updated 7/16/20). This guidance outlines how the nurse or designated school staff member would isolate a symptomatic student, respond in an emergency, and contact a parent.


The Maine chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has provided a more detailed flowchart on the assessment of children with symptoms of COVID-19 (who have had no known exposure) and the scenario based return to school guidance (last updated 8/7/20).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

posted Aug 28, 2020, 10:31 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 10:31 AM ]

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Additional safety precautions are required for school nurses and/or any staff supporting students in close proximity, when distance is not possible, or when students require physical assistance. These precautions must at a minimum include eye protection (e.g., face shield or goggles) and a mask/face covering. These items will be provided by the school.

Handwashing

posted Aug 28, 2020, 10:27 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 10:29 AM ]

Handwashing or using hand sanitizer should be done upon boarding the bus, when entering the school, before and after eating, after using the restroom, before and after using shared or playground equipment, before putting on and taking off masks, and before dismissal.

Face Masks/Covering

posted Aug 28, 2020, 10:26 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 10:26 AM ]

Face Masks/Coverings are required. Students and staff are encouraged to wear cloth or disposable masks from home and should bring extras in case they are needed. If a student or staff member needs a replacement mask during the day, the school will provide one. Please view the following resources from the CDC, which explain how to safely wear a mask, how reusable cloth masks should be washed, and how to make your own mask. When choosing a cloth mask, please choose one made with multiple layers which covers the nose and mouth. At this time, masks with exhalation valves are not allowed.
    • Face shields may be an alternative for students or staff with documented medical or behavioral challenges who are unable to wear masks/face coverings. A written exemption letter must come from a primary care physician and not a walk-in or urgent care setting (last updated from the MAAP 8/7/20).

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