Health Updates for 2020-2021 School Year In-Person Learning

Dear LPS Parents/Guardians,

As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we greatly appreciate your efforts to keep our schools healthy.  As school staff work to implement health and safety guidelines, we ask for your partnership in screening your student for symptoms each day before school at home.  Please keep your student home if they are demonstrating symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other illnesses.  Specifically, do not send your child to school if they are experiencing fever (100.4 or higher), chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea,or if they have been in close contact with someone who is ill. 

When students arrive at school, we will be conducting a secondary screening. This will consist of screening questions and temperature checks differentiated by age and grade level.  Students who demonstrate one symptom will be sent home.  Students demonstrating symptoms at any point in the day will also be sent to an designated isolation area and required to go home.  We ask for your prompt attention to pick your child up within one hour of receiving the call to pick them up.  It is important that students with symptoms are not around other students and staff in the school 

We greatly appreciate your efforts to adhere to this.  Students who are sent home should not return to school until the parent has spoken with the nurse consultant/school staff to discuss the requirements of the return to school.  This may involve providing documentation from your child’s primary care physician. 

If your student does test positive for COVID-19, please contact your school nurse consultant (not the school health assistant) as soon as possible. Your student will be required to isolate at home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and or 24 hours after fever and symptoms have resolved, whichever is longer. If you are not sure  who your school nurse consultant is, please see below.  Secondary students will be able access learning through their teachers’ google classrooms during their time of absence, as they are feeling better. Elementary teachers will work with parents to provide essential make up work.

We ask that all parents complete an acknowledgment of these health considerations before your student returns to in-person learning on August 24.  To access this, please login to the Infinite Campus parent portal here.  Please follow these directions (click here) to complete the health screening acknowledgement. 

As we partner together for your students’ return to in-person learning, also, please be aware that we will be asking you to complete a form for each absence that your student has.  After calling the attendance line, please access the link on the district/school website and complete this form for each student who will be absent.

As you know, students in grades K-12, including Transition Services, are required to wear masks on the bus and at school.  As the school year approaches, please be working with your student to practice wearing a mask so that they will have a greater tolerance for wearing a mask for longer periods of time.

Your collaboration and support are greatly appreciated as we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year!  Please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse consultant or me if you have questions. 

In partnership,

Melissa Cooper
Director of Student Support Services

Charlotte Brazelton BSN, RN

Arapahoe, Franklin, Hopkins, Twain


Janet Deutsch MS, RN

ChildFind, Goddard, HHS, Village Highland, Village North, Nova North, Wilder


Kim Gates BSN RN

Euclid, Lenski, Moody, Options


Nicole Guider, BSN, RN

Centennial, Highland, Powell, Transition Services, Voyager


Geri Johnson MS, RN

LHS, Newton, Nova Newton, Runyon, Sandburg


Sarah Orlando BSN, RN

East, Field, Littleton Academy, Littleton Prep, Peabody