Student Vaccination Records | School Based Covid Testing | Self Screener & Flu Season

Parents – Submit a Copy of Student Vaccination Records to your School

Nearly 60% of young people in Chicago aged 12-17 years have received at least one dose of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. To find more information regarding vaccine opportunities please visit:

Parents/guardians of fully vaccinated students are urged to submit a copy of their child’s COVID-19 vaccination record to their child’s school. Student vaccination records will be entered into the student’s electronic record in ASPEN, where they can be stored safely and used to inform the contact tracing and quarantining process. School nurses are the only staff who are trained and qualified to enter student vaccination records, so forms that are given to teachers, school clerks, etc. will be routed to the school nurse

Consenting to School-Based COVID Testing

All families should now have received information on how to register their students online for the district’s COVID-19 testing program. The online platform is the most efficient way for parents/guardians to give their consent, but we are also providing a paper version that they may complete and submit to their schools.

How to Register for weekly COVID testing 

·         You may send this registration link to staff and parents respectively. Registration is a one-time process so once staff and students have registered, they do not have to re-register for future testing needs. Note that there are separate links for staff and students.

·         Student Registering: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-sou-609990-students

Self Screener Instructions

As we enter the flu season, to keep our students and staff safe and healthy, families, staff and visitors should run through the list of questions below before leaving home each day.

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For Fully Vaccinated Individuals

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 the individual 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 the individual waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

Please Note: This DOES NOT include COVID-19 screening testing happening in CPS schools.

Has the individual 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 the individual answered YES to any of the questions above, please stay home. 

For Non-Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Individuals

Has the individual 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 the individual 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 the individual 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 the individual 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 the individual has quarantined for 7 days AND received a negative test, OR if they have quarantined for 10 days.

Has the individual traveled internationally to a moderate, high, or very high-risk location in the past 10 days?

Please answer “No” if the individual has already stayed home for 10 days and the individual has received a negative COVID-19 test 3-5 days after returning.

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

If the individual answered YES to any of the questions above, please stay home. 

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