Daily Health Screening
The CDC strongly suggests that school districts implement a daily health screening for students and staff. For this reason, Gates Chili has partnered with Qualtrics to develop a Daily Health Screening tool. Parents/guardians will receive an email with a link to the Daily Health Screening for each child in the household each school day. The email will contain a unique link/URL for that child. Please take your child’s temperature and complete the Daily Health Screening each day. This four-question form must be completed BEFORE students arrive at school.
Please note: The Daily Health Screening is required for all students, including full remote learners, as they will be eligible to participate in athletics and any other after-school activities when available. It is also required for state reporting.
This system will play an important role in keeping our students and staff healthy as they return to the classroom.
What if I made a mistake on the form?
If you made a mistake while completing the health survey and received a denied response, please contact your building principal and building nurse to correct the matter.
What if I don't receive the email?
If you do not receive the health screening on any given day, please refer to the questions below to determine whether or not you can send your child to school. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, your child is not permitted to come to school:
1. In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed as infected with, or is being screened for, COVID-19? Or have you recently cared for someone who is/was ill?
2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive by a healthcare provider? If you were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been cleared to return to school by the Department of Health, please answer "no" to this question.
3. Are you currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19* which include, but are not limited to:
a. Fever of 100 degrees or higher
b. Sore throat (not due to allergies)
c. Loss of taste or smell
d. Feeling like coming down with an illness (i.e. fatigue or muscle aches)
e. Unusual headache or eye pain
f. New cough or change in your cough
g. New or worsening shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
h. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
i. Nasal congestion
Again, if you answer “yes” to any of these questions, your child needs to remain home. We recommend you contact their physician.