Monitoring Student Wellness
St. Bernard Parish Public School System’s number one priority is maintaining the health and well-being of our students and staff. As such, St. Bernard Parish Schools will be continuing to follow all CDC and Department of Health guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year.
Keep Sick Students Home
It is critical that parents keep children home when they are sick. If the child has taken any fever-reducing medications in the last 24 hours or is demonstrating any symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as shortness of breath or a cough, the student should remain home.
Schools will no longer be required to screen students at the beginning of each school day. It is important that all students and staff properly monitor their own symptoms and conduct screenings prior to attending school or work for the safety of themselves and others. No student or staff member should attend school or work when experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or experiencing a fever even without having other symptoms.
Symptoms include a fever of 100.4°F or higher, new loss of taste or smell, new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, new headache, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and muscle or body aches. If a student has any of these symptoms and/or has a reasonable belief of possible exposure to COVID-19, they should stay home.
For more specific information regarding COVID-19, please see Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC.
The safety of our staff and students remains the district’s primary concern. Visitors will continue to be limited and require an appointment.
At this time, face coverings are optional for all pre-K through grade 12 students and employees.
Face coverings are strongly recommended and strongly encouraged. The St. Bernard Parish Public School System encourages all students (parents/guardians), employees, and others to consult with their personal physicians or healthcare providers for further guidance on the necessity of a face covering as it pertains to their individual condition and health care needs.
For those who wear face coverings, they can be of any color or pattern but cannot contain writing or symbols which may be perceived as vulgar, profane, satanic, gang-related, violent, political, or tobacco, drug or alcohol-related. In accordance with our dress code, bandanas may not be worn as a face covering. The principal will make the final decision as to whether a face covering is acceptable.