10 things you can do to prepare for returning back to school
PRACTICE HAND HYGIENE: Teach your child to sing the ABC’s or count to 20 while washing the front, back and in between the fingers.
PRACTICE PUTTING MASK ON/OFF: Your child will be required to wear a mask on the bus, upon entering school, and within common areas. For young children, it may be helpful if their doll, stuffed animal, or action figure has a mask to wear as well.
PRACTICE 6 FT. DISTANCE: Measure the distance on the floor. Consider laying pieces of paper down for a visual.
PURCHASE A THERMOMETER: Check your child’s temperature, If they have a fever they must stay home until fever-free without the use of Tylenol/Motrin. If they develop a fever at school, they will be required to remain out of school until fever-free for at least 3 days. Either one of these situations may require doctor documentation stating that it is safe for their return to school.
MAKE/PURCHASE MASKS: Consider making or purchasing extra masks to ensure proper time to wash them between use. Label your child’s mask.
UPDATE IMMUNIZATIONS/PHYSICALS: Contact your child’s pediatrician for an appointment. **There will be a drive-thru Tdap clinic for rising 7th graders provided by the Health Dept. at Andrew Lewis Middle School on 8/18 from 4-6 pm.**
HAVE YOUR HEALTH PLANS UPDATED: If your child has Diabetes, Asthma, Allergy, Seizure or any other diagnosis – then they will need a health care plan completed by their healthcare provider and parent/guardian. Please follow this link for online forms:
If you do not have access to the online forms, please call your school to request a copy of the form to be mailed to you.
PURCHASE REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE: Water fountains will not be in service.
VERIFY/UPDATE EMERGENCY CONTACTS: If your child presents with COVID like symptoms, they will need to be picked up immediately. Please ensure a contact can be reached at any given time.
STAY INFORMED: Educate yourself from reliable sources such as the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.