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ConVal School Nurse Explains COVID-19 Check-In Procedure

School nurse Gretchen Shippee explains the COVID-19 daily check-in procedure and mask requirements that will be in effect at ConVal Regional High School during the green phase of the 2021-2022 District Reopening and Recovery Plan.

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Home Screening Procedure

The video references the home screening procedure that needs to be followed during the green phase.

Before leaving home, the student’s temperature needs to be taken. If the temperature is 100.0˚F or higher, students need to stay home.

The following questions need to be answered: Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Fever and chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

If the answer is YES to any of the above questions, students need to stay home, and parents/guardians need to contact the school nurse to report their child’s symptoms.

In addition to the screening for symptoms, students need to answer the following two questions about close contact and international travel.

  • Have you had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
  • Have you, during the previous 10 days, traveled internationally or by cruise ship?

If the answer is YES to either of the above questions, parents/guardians need to contact the school nurse to report their child’s close contact or international travel.

Last April, ConVal High School began using a ConvenientMD screening tool to expedite the process of entering the building. We are returning to this practice now in the fall while in the green phase.

On their smartphones, students should log onto covid.convenientmd.com/conval and fill out the brief self-assessment screening tool each morning. The user ID is the portion of the student email before the @cvsd.me.

Once the user ID is entered, the student can begin to answer the questions. Based on the answers, a page will populate that says a student is cleared or not cleared for the day. This is the page that the student will show the screener when they enter the building each morning. Each day the page is stamped with the date and time.

If you have any further questions, please contact school nurse Gretchen Shippee at gshippee@conval.edu. If a student has a question regarding the screening assessment, please know that principal Heather McKillop will be outside of the main entrance, starting on Tuesday, and will be happy to help any student with this process.