On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) updated guidance on symptom screening. You'll notice changes when you take the self-assessment for your child in PowerSchool before any in-person visit to a D34 building. We also have updated information on the illness and diagnosis monitoring page of our website. While the symptoms to look for are generally the same, the guidance calls for you to indicate "new-onset" symptoms. Therefore, you no longer need to provide a doctor's note for allergies or other pre-existing conditions. The symptoms to look for are:
- Fever-temperature of 100.4 or higher
- New onset of moderate to severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- New cough
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain from unknown cause
- New congestion/runny nose
- New loss of sense of taste or smell
- Fatigue from unknown cause
- Muscle or body aches
Here is the process to complete the screening/certification process for your child every day that he or she comes to school for in-person learning:
Log in to District 34's PowerSchool web portal before leaving for school, to complete the self-certification tool for each student who is attending school in person.
Click on the SUBMIT SELF-ASSESSMENT link on the home page to submit your child’s temperature and answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Click submit. If you have multiple students in District 34 attending in person on the same day, click on each student to fill out the self-assessment for them as well.
When students arrive at school, the school will have a check-in process to confirm completion of the self-certification process.
If it has not been completed, a staff member will conduct a temperature check and screening. If the screening indicates COVID-19 symptoms, the health office will immediately send the student to the infirmary and contact the parent or guardian to pick up the student.
Learn how to complete your daily Health Self-Assessment from your phone with this PowerSchool Self Assessment Tip.
However different these school days will look, we are excited to see students -- and their smiling eyes above their masks -- in our schools. Through these experiences, our classroom communities will grow in person and online throughout the year. Thank you for taking this important step to protect the health of your child and of others!