August 25, 2020
Dear MSAD35 Community,
The start of school is right around the corner and we understand that you will have many questions about what it will look like, and what you and your children can expect as we return to school. The District has done an enormous amount of planning over the summer with the safety of students and staff being the number one factor driving all decisions.

The District Nurses want to assure you that we have been and will continue to keep updated on all information regarding COVID. We have developed protocols for our offices for dealing with the usual nurse office visits, medication administration and how to respond to students or staff who may be exhibiting symptoms of COVID.

We are asking for your help and partnership in keeping our kids, our school environment and our communities as healthy and safe as possible. Please take a few moments to review the items listed below and we will keep you informed of any updates to any recommendations before school starts.

Please use the Pre Assessment Tool for School Attendance (https://www.maine.gov/…/inline-f…/Pre-Screening%20Tool_4.pdf) on every child every day.

Please do not administer tylenol or ibuprofen prior to school to reduce a fever.

If your child does not feel well, please keep him/her home.

If you think your child may have been exposed to a person with COVID, please
keep him or her home.

Please read the attached document from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maine DOE. It is a very thorough guide for families getting prepared for going back to school. Returning to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.maineaap.org/…/Return-to-School_v2_8-12-2020_fi…

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty about returning to school and are happy to answer any questions that you may have. If we don’t have the answers, we will do our best to find them for you. The main thing that we need to remember is that in order to successfully keep our schools and communities healthy, we all need to do our part 100% of the time; mask-wearing, distancing, handwashing, and staying home when sick.

Keep safe, keep healthy, and enjoy these summer days!

The MSAD35 School Nurse Team

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