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COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

 

Masks are optional as of February 14, 2022.  The following are mitigation protocols still in place:

All other mitigation protocols remain in place.  We will continue to practice social distancing to the best of our ability.

 

STUDENT ILLNESS PROTOCOL

 

  • CLICK HERE for Center for Disease Control and Prevention List of SYMPTOMS
  • If your child is ill for less than 24 hours, the student may return to school the following day.
  • If symptoms persist 24 hours or longer, the student may return to school if symptoms are resolved and they have one of the following:
    • a negative Covid 19 PCR or Rapid Test (at-home tests are not accepted)
    • an alternative diagnosis from their doctor
    • quarantine for 5 days from symptom onset; return to school on day 6; masks must be worn days 6 - 10

 

Positive Covid 19 Case

 

  • report positive case(s) to the school office
  • positive cases and *unvaccinated siblings and unvaccinated students determined to be close classroom contacts will be quarantined for 5 full days
  • asymptomatic students may return on Day 6. Masks must be worn Day 6 through Day 10. Alternatively, the student may return on Day 11
  • students returning from a positive Covid 19 result may not participate in extracurricular activities Day 6 through Day 10

 

CLOSE CONTACT/SIBLING EXPOSURE PROTOCOL

 

  • CLICK HERE for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of CLOSE EXPOSURE 
  • *Unvaccinated siblings or unvaccinated students determined to be close classroom exposures, of a positive Covid 19 case must quarantine for 5 days from the last date of exposure to positive case.
  • Asymptomatic students may return on Day 6. Masks must be worn on days 6-10.
  • To participate in extracurricular activities, a close exposure must have a negative test taken on Day 5 or after.
  • Masks must still be worn Day 6 through Day 10. Alternatively, the student may return on Day 11.
  • Fully Vaccinated siblings or students determined to be close classroom exposures with no symptoms, do not have to quarantine after exposure.
  • Tests are recommended for any exposure to a Covid Positive person on Day 5 or after.

 

COVID 19 TRAVEL PROTOCOL

 

  • SFX and the Archdiocese of Chicago follow the City of Chicago travel guidance. 
  • CLICK HERE for the City of Chicago's Covid 19 Travel Advisory.

 

 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION / IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Illinois State Law requires that all students prior to entering:

  • Illinois schools for the first time
  • Kindergarten
  • 6th Grade 
  • 9th Grade

must have a current (conducted within one year of entering the given grade) physical examination with a current immunization record. Students entering sixth grade will be required to provide proof of Tdap vaccination along with the school physical forms that are also required for these grades.

Illinois requires students to have proof of immunization to enter school. We request that your child’s health/immunization form be in the school office no later than August 1, 2021. The completed health/immunization form (with parent section top of page 2 completed and signed) may be brought to the rectory mail slot or mailed to school. Students must have an Illinois Child Health Examination form signed by a physician, nurse in physician’s office, school nurse, or local health agency and the form has to show: the type of immunization given, number of immunizations and dates immunizations were given. If the form is not received by October 15th, the child will be excluded from school until they can prove they received the required immunizations or proof of future doctor's appointment or unless the child has a valid medical or religious exemption.
 

DENTAL EXAMINATIONS

The State of Illinois has mandated that dental examinations are required for children entering:

  • Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • St. Francis Xavier School recommends children entering school for the first time to have a dental examination. 

Each child is required to present proof of examination by a dentist prior to May 15 of the school year.

 

VISION EXAMINATIONS

Vision examinations are required for children entering:

  • Kindergarten
  • Or upon first entry into an Illinois school beyond Kindergarten.
  • Before October 15 of the school year, each child to whom the eye examinations requirement applies is required to present proof of an eye examination by a licensed optometrist or medical doctor who performs eye examinations.

 

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • This completed Health Examination form may be substituted for the Athletics Physical form, however, the Athletics form cannot be substituted for the State of Illinois Certificate of Child’s Health Examination.
  • Please retain a photocopy for your own records.
  • Physicians must conform to State Law requirements regarding immunizations or your child may be excluded from school.  
  • We request that your child’s health/immunization form be in the school office no later than August 1, 2021.  If the form is not received by October 15th, the child will be excluded from school until they can prove they received the required immunizations or proof of future doctor's appointment or unless the child has a valid medical or religious exemption.
  • Please call the school office at 708-352-2175 if you have any questions.

 

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