As we are all aware, 2020 has been a very challenging year. As we begin the 2020-21 academic year, the school district would like to make you aware of the current Covid-19 and health procedures and policies of the Health Suites. These procedures and policies are put into place as result of the directives and recommendations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Department of Education, Governor’s Office and the Center for Disease Control. Please understand these policies and procedures may change as the directives and recommendations change.
The Health Suites will continue to provide the nursing care needed to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students and staff. The Health Suites are to be utilized for legitimately ill or injured students and students needing the management of chronic conditions including the administration of daily or emergent medications. Students receiving daily medication will report to the health suite at the same time each day as directed by the school nurse.
Please review the Tyrone Area School District COVID-19 Home Screening Questions, Fact Sheet and PA Dept. of Health Guidelines. We are asking all parents to strictly follow the Screening Questions/Guidelines to help provide the safest environment for fellow students and staff in the school district. If there is any question, we ask that you err on the side of caution and keep your child home from school.
Please keep your child home from school and contact the school nurse if your child has been in contact with a family member or individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been contacted by a contract tracer from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and have been asked to self-quarantine.
If your child is sent home from school with a fever over 100.0 degrees F and COVID-19 symptoms, a signed doctor’s note and/or release from the Department of Health will be necessary for the child to return to school.
Please refer to the Tyrone Area School District website for the complete “School Reopening Health and Safety Plan” as well as additional policies and procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to contact the appropriate school nurse:
Tyrone Area Middle / High School
Tracy Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (814) 684-4240 Ext. 3710
Fax: Middle School (814) 682-1013
Fax: High School (814) 684-4245
Tyrone Area Elementary School
Brenda Cowger email@example.com
Telephone: (814) 684-1342 Ext. 2708
Fax: (814) 684-2149