Important COVID-19 Information for Students - 4/15/21
As we return from spring break, please remember the following guidelines regarding COVID-19 policies and procedures for the school district.
- Complete the daily health screening for your child(ren) using the rSchool App no later than 7:00am. Please see the second page for the rSchool app instruction sheet.
- If the student or a family member test positive for COVID or was named a close contact of a positive case, please keep your child home and notify the health office IMMEDIATELY. Please email or call the health office as soon as possible, especially if you receive the results in the evening or on a weekend!
- If the student or anyone in the household is being tested for COVID-19 you MUST keep your child(ren) home and notify the health office.
- If your child or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 compatible symptoms, you MUST keep your child(ren) home and notify the health office. ** See list below **
- Siblings of a student who have COVID -19 compatible symptoms will be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative COVID -19 test result.
- If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, a medical note with an alternative diagnosis will not be accepted in order to return to school.
- Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware) should quarantine at their home for 10 days from the day after they return.
- You may choose to get them tested between day 3-5 of return. If they receive a negative test result, they may return to school after day 7 (return on day 8 of quarantine).
- Please notify the health office if your family is traveling, so a date of return can be given for your child.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times while in the school building. Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with valves MAY NOT be worn. Please provide an extra face covering in case the one they are wearing gets dirty.
** COVID-19 compatible symptoms**
- Experiencing TWO or more of the following symptoms: Fever > 100 degrees, chills/shivers, muscle/body aches, Headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose OR
- Experiencing ONE of the following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.
rSchool Daily COVID Screening App
Instructions for the rSchool App
Student Daily COVID 19 Screening
- Please complete the rSchool COVID screening survey daily by 7:00am.
- The school is using an app called rSchool (activity scheduler) - look for the one with a blue baseball cap.
- Here is a video that will explain the process. https://rtvbroadcaster.com/archive/video/play/16753
- You must download the app to your mobile device.
- You will need to create an account for the app using an email. You must use the above email address to which you received this information
- It will ask you to verify your email by sending you a verification email.
After you complete the verification-
- Select "BORDENTOWN REGIONAL" from the school list.
- If you have logged in with the appropriate email address, your child’s name/names will appear in the system.
- If it asks you to type your child's name or comes up in your name, it will not register to the health office. If that happens, please contact the health office to make sure you are using the correct email account.
- Once you confirm that your child’s name appears correctly, you can click on the Daily Health Screening.
The rSchool website has a lot of information listed on it including the following support numbers for customer service that parents can call. Toll Free: (1) 800-893-0914 http://www.rschooltoday.com/index.html
Here are written instructions to set up the app for either IOS or Android systems.
Please remember to keep your child home if they are experiencing any symptoms or not feeling well. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school nurses 609-298-0025 x1109 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Return to School Protocol
Return to School Protocol
If your child is expereinceing symptoms that meet the criteria in the table under " What to do if your child is not feeling well", please follow the guidelines below. Please notify the school of your child's absence.
As per the Burlington County Health Department guidelines, your child may return to school ONLY when meeting the following criteria**:
- At least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared AND fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have improved OR
- A negative COVID test. If your child is sent for COVID-19 testing by their health care provider, written documentation of the COVID test and subsequent results is required. Your child MAY NOT return to school while waiting for their test results.
Symptomatic individuals who test POSITIVE for COVID-19 can return
- 10 days after symptom onset AND
- Have been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine AND
- Improvement in other symptoms AND
- Written documentation of the COVID-19 test result.
**These are subject to change based on the Regional Risk Matrix provided by the Burlington County Health Department
**Please Note - if you have a test done after returning from Traveling, you MUST provide the school nurse with a copy of these results prior to returning to school/athletics.
New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all non-essential interstate travel at this time.
Unvaccinated travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging following recommendations from the CDC:
- If travel is unavoidable, travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip.
- If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during that time.
- If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
- If testing is not available (or if the results are delayed), travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel.
You no longer need to quarantine or get tested before/after domestic travel if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months:
- It has been more than two weeks since you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine;
- It has been more than two weeks since your received your first and only dose of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson vaccine; or,
- You have clinically recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months
What should I do while my child or family members wait for a COVID-19 test result?
- WHAT SHOULD I DO WHILE MY CHILD OR I WAIT FOR A COVID
· Self-isolate in your home. Leave the home only to seek medical attention.
· If you live with others, self-isolate in a private room and use a private bathroom if possible.
Meals should be eaten in your room and ideally, be prepared by someone else and left at the
· Make a list of close contacts you have had from two days before you became sick; or if you did
not have symptoms, the day you took your test. Close contacts are people who have been
within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period. A close contact could also be someone you had
extremely close contact with (face to face) even if less than 15 minutes or if you spent time with
an individual while you were sick.
· Interact with others as little as possible.
· Wear a mask if you must be around others.
· If you develop additional symptoms or if your symptoms get worse, contact your healthcare
provider for instructions.