COVID-19 Specific Illness Policy

In addition to our standard illness policy, we are implementing the following procedures/guidelines in response to COVID-19:

  • Children who become sick while onsite will be isolated in a designated area of the classroom until they are picked up by a parent or authorized pickup person.  The child will be asked to wear a mask while isolated.

Student/Parent Self-Screening Procedures:

All students/families, shall ask themselves the following questions daily before allowing their student to attend school and Just For Kids:

  • Section 1: Symptoms
    • Since your last day at Just For Kids/school have you had any of these symptoms that are not attributable to another condition?
      • A temperature of 100.4° F or higher when taken using an oral thermometer
      • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain 
      • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste and/or smell
  • Section 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
    • Has the student:
      • Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19 (Students who are well  but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should stay home)
      • Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person under quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19
      • Traveled to or lived in an area where the local or state health department is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases
      • Lived in an area of high community transmission (as described in the Community Mitigation Framework) while the school remains open
  • If the answers are YES to any question in Section 1 but NO to any questions in Section 2, the student should not attend school in accordance with the Boise School District Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home and the Just For Kids Illness Policy until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without fever or symptom reducing medications.
  • If the answers are YES to any question in Section 1 and YES to any question in Section 2, please do the following:
    • Do not attend school or Just For Kids
    • Contact your school and Just For Kids site to notify them of your student’s need to be absent
    • Contact your healthcare provider

Procedures and Protocols For A Confirmed COVID-19 Case Among Students:

Student/Family Responsibilities:

  • Students diagnosed with COVID-19 or who answer YES to any question in Section 1 and YES to any question in Section 2 without negative test results should:
    • Stay home
    • Isolate themselves from others
    • Monitor their health
    • Follow directions from the local health department. The Central District Health Department may contact the family for contact tracing. If contacted, families should notify the contract tracer that the student attended school
    • Notify your school of the positive test and your student’s need to be absent
  • Students diagnosed with COVID-19 or who answer YES to any component of Section 1 and YES to any part of Section 2 without negative test results may return to school after:
    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • When symptoms have improved and
    • 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication

Tuition Credits

  • When a child is absent for more than one week due to a personal or household member's illness, the family may apply for a medical credit by emailing the Program Coordinator (Alison Giachetti) or Administrative Technician (Janna Gray).Tuition credits will be given for the enrolled days within a one week period.