Health & Safety
Corporation COVID-19 Antigen Testing
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 among the Corporation, the Superintendent has authorized the purchase of Abbot BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Testing. Testing is only for Corporation-enrolled students and staff. Public members cannot get testing at the Corporation.
In the 2019-20 school year, RCS required all families to complete a daily health screener before they entered any RCS school or building on a daily basis.
This year, RCS will require all parents/guardians to complete a "Health Screener Attestation Form". This forms attests that the parent will review the symptoms listed below of COVID-19 and that if their child has any of theses, they are bound to keep their child at home and get tested for COVID-19. Parents will not need to submit a form to us, they only need to call the school if they are keeping their child home because they present a symptom of COVID-19.
If your child has any of the following symptoms OR is a close contact and presents one of the following symptoms, please call the school:
Fever of 100.4 or above
Shortness of Breath
New loss of taste or smell
Health Screener FAQs
If my child is fully vaccinated and presents a symptom, do they have to stay home?
A. Yes, your child must stay home that day and get tested for COVID-19.
I believe it is just allergies. Can they still go to school?
A. They must have a negative COVID-19 test to prove this. We suggest getting Abbott COVID-19 rapid tests (available at CVS and Walgreens) as we accept those results. If it is negative, your child is permitted to attend school that day.
Can my child screen themselves?
A. Yes they are able to do that. Remember that if they present a symptom and still show up to school, they risk the consequences outlined in the attestation form.
What if I refuse to get a COVID-19 test?
A. If you present a symptom and need to stay home and refuse to get a COVID-19 test, you must quarantine for 14 days. We would urge getting a COVID-19 test as if it is negative, and you do not present more symptoms, you can attend school. By not getting tested, you could miss more school days than necessary.
Safe & Clean Learning Environment
Facial Coverings - are required for all staff, students, and visitors at all feasible times.
Daily Screenings - anyone who enters any RCS attests that they present no symptoms of COVID-19.
Testing - the Corporation offers rapid-testing for all students and staff.
Contact Tracing - will be conducted in accordance with Executive Order 21-24.
Additional Custodians - will be available to help clean high-touch surfaces.
Sanitizer and Soap - sanitizer is available in every classroom and soap in restrooms.
Disinfectant Wipes - are available in every room.
Getting a Vaccine
Safety Best Practices
How to protect yourself and others:
Wash hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer gel
Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
Throw away used tissues and then wash hands
If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home if you are feeling sick