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SHS Nurse's Office

COVID-19 guidelines and protocols for healthy, safe students and families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Effective as of October 2022

What if my student isn't feeling well?

Home Assessment
The Salem School District requires that parents assess students prior to coming to school each day in an effort to help prevent COVID-19 from entering the school system. Parents should keep symptomatic students at home, regardless of their vaccination status, and contact your school nurse. After a discussion with the school nurse, your student may be cleared to attend school, or may be required to isolate at home.

Symptomatic at School
Students displaying symptoms during the school day will be referred to the school nurse. If it is determined the symptoms are common to COVID-19 parents will be contacted and students will be dismissed from school.

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.


SHS Nurse Office (RM F741):
Amy Williams, RN
Adrienne Haglin, BSN, RN
Jameson Jablonski, LNA
(603) 893-7070 x5323 | Fax: (603) 898-0213

SHS Principal:
Jeff Dennis
(603) 893-7070