COVID Information 

We take every possible precaution to ensure that your children are protected from COVID-19 while at school.

 

St. Landry Parish School Board (SLPSB) is reinstating the mandatory MASK MANDATE for all employees, students and visitors at all SLPSB sites, including school buses. The mandate goes into effect January 3, 2022 and will currently run through at least January 13, 2022. School Board members will make a decision at their January 13 meeting about whether or not to extend the mandate. At recess they are allowed to remove their masks while maintaining a safe distance from each other outside. Students use hand sanitizer throughout the day, before and after recess and when sharing materials in class. They wash their hands after every bathroom break and before lunch. 

We offer free COVID-19 testing every Thursday here at school for students and staff who opted in to participate. Not only is the testing free, but participants get paid to get tested. If your child is a student here and you would like to register him or her for this program, please click HERE

 

Based on CDC guidance, the following Louisiana Department of Health quarantine guidance has been issued for students and staff: 

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.

  • If you have no symptoms, or your symptoms resolve after 5 days, you can leave your house.

  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

  • If the school cannot ensure masking for 5 additional days, then the case should isolate for a full 10 days.

 

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

 

Students who have completed the primary series of an mRNA vaccine:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

  • Test on day 5, if possible.

 

Staff who 1) have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months, OR 2) have completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months, OR 3) have been boosted: 

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

  • Test on day 5, if possible.

 

Students who are unvaccinated:

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If school cannot ensure masking for 5 additional days, then contact should quarantine for a full 10 days.

  • Test on day 5, if possible.

 

Staff who 1) are unvaccinated, OR 2) have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted, OR 3) completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted: 

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If school cannot ensure masking for 5 additional days, then contact should quarantine for a full 10 days.

  • Test on day 5, if possible.

 

2021-2022 Covid Procedures and Operational Guidelines

We follow the Saint Landry Parish Isolation Protocol for students presenting any symptoms of COVID-19. Students are immediately isolated if they have a temperature of 100.4 or greater, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, diarrhea, or new onset cough (not related to asthma/allergies). Students are isolated immediately if they have any two of the following symptoms:

     sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, muscle/body aches and pain, new loss of taste or         smell, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, extreme fatigue.

Of course, some children have chronic allergies, asthma, or other health conditions and some of these symptoms are normal for them. We always evaluate the symptoms on a case-by-case basis. 

If a student is removed from class for isolation, we contact the parent or guardian immediately to come pick up their child. The student will not be allowed to ride the bus. 

The student will be sent home with the illness screening form provided by the school nurse. This form must be filled out by the child's doctor before he or she can return to school. 

Receiving École Text Alerts

Parents and guardians will be alerted immediately by email, text message and take-home letter if there has been a case of possible contact, and will receive instructions from the school nurse about how to proceed.