COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

Please remember, we are collectively responsible, as a community, to each other and our school.

Daily Health Screener | UnVaccinated & Partially Vaccinated

QUESTIONS FOR NON-VACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED STUDENTS:

Daily Health Screener | Unvaccinated & Partially Vaccinated Students

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Has your child experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?

● Fever (100.4°F or higher)
● Headache
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Cough
● Sore throat
● Vomiting or nausea
● Diarrhea
● New loss of sense of taste or smell
● Fatigue
● Muscle or body aches
● Congestion or runny nose

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Has your child been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e., within six feet for 15 minutes)?

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Is your child waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?
Please Note: This DOES NOT include COVID-19 screening testing happening in CPS schools.

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Has your child traveled to any state marked orange on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Travel Advisory map in the past 10 days?

***Please answer “No” if your child received a negative COVID-19 test within three days of arriving in Chicago or upon return.***

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Has your child traveled internationally to a moderate, high, or very high-risk location in the past 10 day?

***Please answer “No” if your child has already stayed home for 7 days and your child has received a negative COVID-19 test 3-5 days after returning.***

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Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

If yes, please report their results by visiting cps.edu/covidresults or call (773) 553-KIDS (5437).

TAKE QUICK QUIZ ABOVE OR READ BELOW:

Has your child experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?

● Fever (100.4°F or higher)
● Headache
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Cough
● Sore throat
● Vomiting or nausea
● Diarrhea
● New loss of sense of taste or smell
● Fatigue
● Muscle or body aches
● Congestion or runny nose

Has your child been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e., within six feet for 15 minutes)?

Is your child waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?
● Please Note: This does NOT include the routine COVID-19 testing happening in CPS schools.

Has your child traveled to any state marked orange on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Travel Advisory map in the past 10 days?
● Please answer “No” if your child received a negative COVID-19 test within three days of arriving in Chicago or upon return.

Has your child traveled internationally to a moderate, high, or very high-risk location in the past 10 days?
● Please answer “No” if your child has already stayed home for 7 days and your child has
received a negative COVID-19 test 3-5 days after returning.

Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
● If yes, please report their results by visiting cps.edu/covidresults or call (773) 553-KIDS (5437).

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please keep your child home look through FAQ  for more information and learning options. 

Daily Health Screener | Fully Vaccinated Student

QUESTIONS FOR FULLY-VACCINATED STUDENTS

Daily Screener | Fully Vaccinated Students

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Has your child experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?

● Fever (100.4°F or higher)
● Headache
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Cough
● Sore throat
● Vomiting or nausea
● Diarrhea
● New loss of sense of taste or smell
● Fatigue
● Muscle or body aches
● Congestion or runny nose

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Is your child waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?
Please Note: This DOES NOT include COVID-19 screening testing happening in CPS schools.

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Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

If yes, please report their results by visiting cps.edu/covidresults or call (773) 553-KIDS (5437).

TAKE QUICK QUIZ ABOVE OR READ BELOW:

Full vaccination means two weeks after you have received the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after you have received one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Has your child experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?
● Fever (100.4°F or higher)
● Headache
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Cough
● Sore throat
● Vomiting or nausea
● Diarrhea
● New loss of sense of taste or smell
● Fatigue
● Muscle or body aches
● Congestion or runny nose

Is your child waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?
● Please Note: This DOES NOT include COVID-19 screening testing happening in CPS
schools.

Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
● If yes, please report their results by visiting cps.edu/covidresults or call (773) 553-KIDS
(5437).

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please keep your child home look through FAQ  for more information and learning options. 

Reporting a COVID Positive Case.

You must report COVID POSITIVE cases to CPS.
Here is the self reporting link to complete: 
https://chicagopsprod.service-now.com/health?id=cps_self_report  
You will enter your child’s student ID number, your child’s  homeroom and grade level on the reporting form . 

Start Report

SIGN UP FOR ON-SITE TESTING AT SCHOOL

CPS will manage a voluntary, free, school-based asymptomatic screening testing program for employees and students regardless of vaccination status. Please go to the Color website and select whether you are registering for a staff member or student. You can then search for your school name for your school’s unique sign-up link. City Wide employees should search “City Wide Employees” and use that link to register.

Organization number is your child’s student ID number.
Student ID numbers are located on your child’s report card and in Aspen.

Sign Up For Testing

Verify Student Covid-19 Vaccination

WHY WE ARE REQUESTING VACCINATION VERIFICATION? Administration & School Nurse will use Covid-19 vaccination records to determine if your child will need to quarantine due to close contact or travel.* 

TEAMS REQUIREMENT: To ensure COVID-19 cases are prevented and identified quickly, all student team members competing in person in grades 5-12 will be required to either submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination (if they are eligible) or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing during their season. Any child who is fully vaccinated* will be exempted from the weekly COVID-19 testing requirement to participate in teams. *Students are fully vaccinated TWO WEEKS after the second dose.

Submit Vaccination Record

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

My Child is Sick, Traveled, Exposed, OR Tested Positive, what do I do?

What Masks are Appropriate for school?

Until we see the number of COVID cases in the city decrease below 5 percent, students must adhere to the mask guidelines below.

Kids will not be turned away for not having the appropriate masks, they will be provided with appropriate masks but because masks are in limited supply, we ask parents to provide proper masks for their kids.

Masks have been an important layer of protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. A few points and reminders given the changing landscape:

The goal of masks is to filter (block) droplets and particles to lower the amount of virus that a person is exposed to. Masks differ in terms of how well they filter particles/droplets. The more that the mask filters, the less you are exposed and the less you expose others.

  • The best mask is one that fits snugly over your child’s mouth and nose; 
    • Goal is to minimize gaps between the mask and face as these are opportunities for droplets to enter 
    • Look for the appropriate size as many masks come in “child” and “adult” sizes or small/medium/large
    • Nose wires can help provide a snugger fit around the nose and keep the mask from falling down off the nose
    • Adjustable ear loops can be helpful for children’s varied face sizes (or alternatively you can knot the ear loop to make it smaller) 
  • Masks with valves or vents should NOT be worn as they bring in more droplets to the person wearing them, making them less safe
  • Cloth masks filter large droplets but are not as good with stopping smaller droplets. While cloth masks were widely recommended at the start of the pandemic, they are thought not to provide protection against the Omicron variant. Wear a cloth mask if no other mask available; if must use a cloth mask, best ones with multiple layers and higher thread countsCloth face masks with filters are ok as long as they have multiple layers.
  • Disposable masks filter both large and small droplets, providing more protection. They are also called 3-ply or surgical masks. These masks can be worn alone or combined with a cloth mask for more protection and a better fit. 
  • KN95 or KF94 masks also filter both large and small droplets and are more effective than disposable masks. They can be worn alone. 

Checklist every time you / your child puts on a mask (great to discuss these with children so they are empowered):

  • Is the mask covering the nose and mouth fully? (should be yes)
  • Have all gaps been closed between the mask and face (top, bottom, sides)? (should be yes)
    • If there are gaps, adjust the mask, make a knot in the ear loops, or get a new mask
  • If the mask has a nose wire, has it been squeezed to fit closely around the nose? (should be yes)
  • Is the mask clean and dry? (should be yes)
    • If the mask is dirty or wet, throw it out and put on a new one (be sure to keep a few extras in their backpack)

*Note: links are not an endorsement of the product

VISIT THE CPS WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CPS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS :
https://www.cps.edu/services-and-supports/covid-19-resources/

Covid-19 Related Important Messages

Weekly Covid Testing

Please consider signing up for weekly testing: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-sou-609990-studentsOrganization number is your child’s student ID number.Student ID numbers are located on your child’s report card and in Aspen.
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School Mask Guidelines

Until we see the number of COVID cases in the city decrease below 5 percent, students must adhere to the mask guidelines below. Kids will not be turned away for not having the appropriate masks, they will be provided with appropriate masks but because masks are in limited supply, we...
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Important Reminders from Mrs. Shelton

Lion Pride, With the sudden surge in COVID cases, I am sending a reminder of our collective responsibility to keep each other safe and in school. Currently, only  25 percent of our student body is registered for weekly on site COVID testing. The weekly testing brings some sense of comfort...
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Reminder | Quarterly COVID-19 Student Certification and Verification Form

As a reminder, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is following the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) guidance and is requiring parents and guardians to conduct a daily health screening prior to their child arriving at school each day. Parents, Please complete and turn...
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Still Adhering to Covid-19 Travel Guidance

We are following the Chicago Department of Public Health’s travel guidance. View the latest guidelines for domestic and international travel to help mitigate the spread of COVID 19 below. COVID-19 Travel Guidance for Families www.cps.edu/­services-and-supports/­covid-19-resources/­covid-19-travel-guidance/­
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