ESD Updated District Illness procedures for 2022-2023 include:
If your child is ill, please keep them home from school.
If your child is ill with two or more symptoms, families will be encouraged to test for COVID-19.
If the results are negative, the child may return if symptoms improve.
If a child tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days from symptom onset. Your child may return to school and will be encouraged to wear a mask days 6-10.
If a family member tests positive for COVID-19, quarantine is not required if family members do not have symptoms. Students who self-identify as close contacts may continue to attend school if they remain asymptomatic.
Students may return to school once they have been free of fever for 24 hours and overall symptom improvement.
COVID-19 testing will be available M-F on campus from 7:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. This year we are participants in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ newest COVID-19 testing system: COVID Connect 2. For detailed information about this new system click and to register see the following link: https://www.edgerton.k12.wi.us/cms/lib/WI01919720/Centricity/Domain/8/Registration%20Flyer%20for%20CCV2.pdf
The district will not be contact-tracing positive cases of COVID-19 and as result will no longer issue close-contact letters.
Rapid and PCR testing is offered at the onsite testing location.
AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI), the state’s vaccination partner, is beginning to wind down its vaccination clinic services this month with all vaccination clinic services ending by January 14, 2023. ESD will no longer provide COVID-19 testing after this date.
2022-2023 STUDENT HANDBOOK
A doctor’s excuse will be required for a student having absences of more than three consecutive days. If you know your student is going to be absent prior to the day of absence, please communicate this in writing to your student's school office. You should also request, in advance, any make-up work for the period of absence.
When to Keep Your Student Home
One of the problems most often confronting parents/guardians of school-age students occurs when a student complains of not feeling well on a school day. A decision must be made as to whether the student stays home or goes to school. The information below has been designed to provide guidelines to be followed until your doctor can be contacted for an opinion. If parents/guardians send their student to school, please understand that the student will not be permitted to stay inside during recesses unless a doctor’s excuse is provided for that purpose. In addition, a doctor’s excuse is required for a student to not have to participate in Physical Education classes.
Fever: Students with a fever of 100°or more should be kept at home. A student may not return to school until they have been free of fever for 24 hours.
Cold, Sore Throat, Cough: A student with a “heavy” cold and hacking cough should be kept at home, even with no fever present. If your student complains of a sore throat and has no other symptoms, they may go to school. If white spots can be seen in the back of the throat or if a fever is present, keep them at home and call your doctor.
Rash: A rash may be the first sign of one of childhood’s many illnesses, such as Measles, Fifth’s Disease or Chicken Pox. A rash, or “spots” may cover the entire body or may appear in only one area. A student with a rash should be kept at home until your doctor says it is safe for the student to return to school.
Stomachache, Vomiting, Diarrhea: Consult your doctor if your student has a stomachache which is persistent or severe enough to limit their activity. If vomiting or diarrhea occurs, your student should be kept home until they can keep their food down and diarrhea subsides.