As schools open for more in-person instruction, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District nursing staff is reminding staff and families to stay vigilant and monitor COVID-19 symptoms to keep schools safe and open for in-person instruction.
The district continues to follow the guidance in the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit when determining if a child can attend school and when staff can go to work.
If a student is absent from school with one or more of the symptoms from the list below, or is sent home with one of these symptoms, parents/guardians will be required to provide either a negative COVID-19 test result and/or a note from the student’s physician with an alternate diagnosis (stating COVID-19 is not suspected) prior to the student returning to in-person instruction.
The following COVID-19 symptoms should be monitored:
- Fever or chills
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle or body aches
Even after being vaccinated and/or having tested positive for COVID-19 in the past, if a student gets new COVID-19 symptoms, they will still need to get tested and/or have a physician’s note as stated above.
Questions related to return-to-school procedures after an illness, or whether a student or staff member should attend school if exhibiting symptoms, should be directed to the student’s or staff member’s school nurse listed below.
Enders Road Elementary School
Kristin Smith, School Nurse
Fayetteville Elementary School
Christina Beam, School Nurse
Mott Road Elementary School
Linda Andrake, School Nurse
Eagle Hill Middle School
Frances Roehm, School Nurse
Wellwood Middle School
Linda Siegel, School Nurse
Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Mrs. Kimberly Welling, School Nurse
Kathleen Hergert; School Nurse