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Salem Preschool: Nurse's Office

Salem Preschool Nurse's Office

Protocols and forms for healthy, safe students, and families


Important reminder to parents to provide Nurse Jajaira with any updated physicals or immunizations documentation promptly.

For sick calls please contact the classroom teacher through parent square or email.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 1/2023

When can my symptomatic student return to school?

Students required to isolate due to symptoms can return to school when they are symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

What happens if my student tests positive for COVID-19?

Keep Your Student Home; Contact Your School
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please keep them at home and contact your school nurse or principal immediately.

Helpful Information
In order to assist in identifying any other potential students or staff that may have been exposed to the virus, please provide the following information to your principal:

  • Date your student's symptoms started (if any)
  • Dates your student last attended school or school activities
  • Date of positive test result

These details will also help determine when your student will be able to return to school.

Returning to School
Students testing positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a period of 5 days. In order to return to school after this period, parents will need to contact the school on day 5 to confirm the student has been fever-free without medications for 24 hours and the original symptoms, if any, have improved. Upon returning to school, students will be required to wear a mask full time for an additional 5 calendar days. Students unable or unwilling to wear a well-fitting mask full time at school for the 5 day period can return to school after 10 days. Contact your school nurse to identify your student's return date.

Isolation Period
Day one of isolation starts the day after the onset of symptoms. If the student is asymptomatic—no symptoms—day one of isolation is the day after the positive test. Your school nurse will be able to help you determine the exact dates of isolation and return to school.

What kind of face coverings are acceptable in school?

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) should:

Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material:

  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the student to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin, triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn.

Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth. These face coverings should:

  • Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching
  • Meet all face covering requirements listed above

What does full-time mask wearing mean?

Students returning from a 5-day isolation or quarantine period will need to wear their masks at all times including when seated at desks and traveling in hallways for an additional 5 calendar days.

Students will be required to meet with school officials upon return to review mask-wearing requirements for each building. Masks can be removed in the following circumstances:

  • When outside and not engaged in close contact with other students or staff.
  • When eating lunch.
  • When granted official mask breaks.