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Welcome to New Lebanon Local Schools Health & Wellness Department!

We consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s educational experience.  The #1 goal of school health services here at Dixie is to be an advocate EVERY day for EVERY student who walks through our doors.  We service @ 1200 students annually, and no two students’ needs are the same.  So, we are committed to working with you to meet whatever challenges may exist for your family so that coming to school EVERY day is something that your child looks forward to.  
The resources available on this site are here to assist you in making more informed choices about the health of your child both at school and at home.  If you have any questions or concerns about school health services, do not hesitate to contact us.  The job of the school nurse is to serve as a resource for YOU.

Sincerely,

Chelsi Fry MSN, RN, LSN
School Nurse, New Lebanon Local Schools

COVID 19 Reporting Dashboard

COVID 19 case reporting sheet


Covid 19 Parent Information Letters
Dixie Middle School Letter 9.28.20                                                    Dixie High School Letter 10.7.20
Dixie High School Letter 10.8.20                                            Dixie High School Letter 10.13.20



COVID-19 Resources



Too sick to come to school?  Will my student be sent home from school?
Below are the guidelines that New Lebanon Local Schools is following in response to COVID-19. In addition to screening every student with COVID-like symptoms, we monitor and track communicable diseases defined by the Ohio Department of Health.  These guidelines are based upon the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, Montgomery County Public Health, and Dayton Children's Hospital suggestions. These requirements and information may change based on evolving best practices and new guideline orders.    


PRESENTING SYMPTOMS

Group A:   1 or more symptoms

Group B:   2 or more symptoms

Fever (100.0 or higher)

Cough (new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing, for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

Shortness of breath

Difficulty breathing*

Diarrhea

Vomiting

Sore throat

Runny nose/congestion

Chills

New lack of smell or taste

Muscle pain

Nausea

Headache

*If coughing, does the student have asthma? If so, follow his/her asthma action plan. If the student is having severe difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, difficulty speaking, or lips are blue, call 9-1-1. 



RETURN TO SCHOOL GUIDELINES

Situation

Returning to School


The student has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who are not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19 

A student showing any symptoms must be kept home for at least 24 hours without symptoms.  A child may not return to school if he/she still has symptoms.



The student tests positive for COVID-19.

Per Ohio order, parents must notify the school of COVID 19 test results within 24 hours of receiving the results for both remote and in-person learners.  The report can be made by calling the child’s school attendance line. 

1. At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND;

2. The individual is free of symptoms AND;

3. At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared



The student or anyone the child is living with has a diagnosed case or suspected case of COVID 19 


The student may not return to school for 14 calendar days since the last day of exposure to the diagnosed or suspected person.  



A student has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return before completing the stay at home period. 


(a) Medical professional complete this form clearing the individual to return based on an alternative diagnosis

OR

(b) Receive two separate confirmation tests at least 24 hours apart that they are free of COVID-19 from an approved COVID-19 testing location

Had close contact (within 6 feet, of cumulative time, for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19 or a suspected case of COVID 19.

The student may not return to school for 14 calendar days since the last day of exposure to the diagnosed or suspected person.




SELF-QUARANTINE
Close contact/ potential exposure 
Any student, sibling, or staff member who has been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with a person with 1) confirmed COVID-19. OR 2) a person awaiting COVID-19 test results MUST SELF-QUARANTINE.

Parents should notify the school nurse if any student or siblings are being tested for COVID-19 or been exposed to a person awaiting COVID-19 test results.



ISOLATION
Confirmed positive COVID-19 test

Any student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 MUST ISOLATE for ten days. 


To return to school: At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND The individual is free of symptoms, AND at least ten isolation days have passed since symptoms first appeared.


Parents and staff members should notify the school nurse as soon as the COVID-19 test is ordered/recommended by a healthcare provider. Per Ohio order, parents must inform the school of COVID 19 test results within 24 hours of receiving the results for both remote and in-person learners. The report can be made by calling the child’s school attendance line.  



QUESTIONS?
Please do not hesitate to call the school for any student/school related questions.  We are here to help and serve as a resource during this time.    

If you have additional questions outside of school hours, you may contact Dayton Children's Hospital Hotline from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, everyday, including weekends.   
COVID-19 hotline 1-888-746-KIDS (5437)  



New Lebanon Local Schools continue to collaborate, share information, and review plans with staff and families to help protect the whole school community in response to the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19.  


To build upon everyday practices  (e.g., encouraging hand hygiene, monitoring absenteeism, communicating routinely), we encourage families to review the information below and reach out to school administration or the school nurse with any further questions. 


Tips for wearing a mask


Calming anxiety


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Ohio's Schools and Districts


Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource


Stop the spread of germs



New Lebanon Local Schools Health and Wellness
1150 W. Main St. 
New Lebanon, Ohio 45345
Chelsi Fry MSN, RN, LSN
School Nurse, New Lebanon Local Schools 
 Phone: (937) 687-1366 x405 (High School)
      Phone: (937) 687-3508 x305 (Middle School)
      Phone: (937) 687-3511 x205 (Elementary School)
 Fax: (937) 687-7804


Health and Wellness Resources and Links
                 
                                 Click on image below to find out more!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tZzbj4xAj7PdRSjDkf7fzYmCXkRXB3ivZsKZmPbD0dU/edit