COVID-19 Policy

Updated 1/22/2022

Every morning, please check the wellness policy to verify your child does not have any symptoms listed.

Please know that we are keeping classroom activity as separate as possible at all times, so we will evaluate each situation to see if it is possible for a portion of the school to remain open. It may not be possible for the school to remain open in any capacity, however this will be reviewed with every instance.

Student should stay home (do not come to school) if:

  1. If a student has been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with anyone confirmed with Covid-19 within the past two weeks.

  2. If a student is awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.

  3. If a student has Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home and review the steps below.

When in doubt, please stay home, notify the school via Procare. We will work through your specific situation with you.

Note: Each situation will be reviewed independently with the MDS Director, Executive Board (as needed), local health officials and the Idaho Public Health Department. Following are our guidelines for Covid-19.

Student has one low risk symptom and no other symptom: 

  • You may be required to stay home for observation of other symptoms. This will depend on exposures present. 

  • May return to school if more than 24 hours fever-free AND no new symptoms develop, OR it is determined symptom is attributable to other cause/condition, that is allowable while at school. This will depend on exposures present.

Student has one high risk symptom or two low risk symptoms (High risk: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, unexplained loss of, or decrease in, sense of smell or taste. Low risk: Elevated temperature, sore throat, runny nose, body aches unexplained, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue):

  • Student must stay home.

  • Student may return:

    • Generally 10 days after symptom onset and more than 24 hours fever-free with symptoms resolved.​

    • Medical provider may provide a statement determining it is safe to return to school at earlier date if: an alternative diagnosis is responsible for symptoms and more than 24 hours fever-free.

Student had a close contact with a person with Covid-19, remains asymptomatic

  • Student must stay home.

  • Student may return 10 days after most recent exposure.

  • If a student develops symptoms during the 10 day quarantine: 

    • Student must now remain out of school until 10 days after symptoms began.

    • Generally, a student may return after 10 days have passed since symptoms developed AND more than 24 hours fever-free, provided symptoms have resolved.

Student tests positive for Covid-19

  • Student with symptoms:

    • May return to school after 10 days from positive test AND symptoms improving AND more than 24 hours fever-free.​

  • Student without symptoms

    • May return to school after 10 days from a positive test.​

Student who develops symptoms while at school

If a student presents with any of the conditions listed above or on the wellness policy during school, the student will be sent home, per the guidelines described in the Wellness Policy. It is required that your child is picked up by a family member or an approved pick up adult within 30 minutes of the pick up notice.

Tuition refunds will be determined only if a school-wide or full classroom closure takes place.