Welcome To The Silver Lake Middle School Health Office

Welcome Fall 2020

The 2020-2021 school year will look quite different from what we are used to, but as always we are excited to welcome our students back, and look forward to having a great year. We have missed everyone and are looking forward to seeing both returning students and those that are new to Silver Lake.

We continue to ask that you check with your child each morning before they depart for school and ask if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

❏ Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

❏ Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

❏ Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

❏ New loss of taste or smell

❏ Sore throat

❏ Headache when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Muscle aches or body aches

❏ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

❏ Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

Even mild symptoms could be indicative of a COVID infection.

PLEASE keep your child home if they are in ANY way not feeling well and experiencing any of the above symptoms. If a student is sent home from school with a COVID-19 symptom, please consult with your child’s doctor. They will need to remain home for the recommended 10 day quarantine, unless they receive a negative test result and are symptom free for 24 hours, or cleared by a doctor with a note. Your child must be fever free (less than 100.0 without medicine), vomit free, and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If your child sees a Doctor and is put on an antibiotic, they must be on the antibiotic for at least 24 hours before they are considered not contagious.