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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians
Matthew Hickam
Sunday, August 23, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19

TeacherEase Access

Q:  How can I access TeacherEase to view my child’s grades or check my child in for attendance on Remote Learning Days?

A:  First, you will need to have an account in TeacherEase. For security reasons, parents CANNOT create their own accounts. Your child’s school must set it up for you. 

To set up a TeacherEase account, follow these steps:

  1. Contact your child’s school and provide an email address.

  2. The school will enter the provided email address into TeacherEase. TeacherEase creates a parent account. Your email address will be your login when accessing TeacherEase.

  3. TeacherEase will send a “welcome” email with login and password information to you. Once your receive this email, you should be able to log in. If you do not receive this “welcome” email, please contact your child’s school directly.

  4. Go to www.TeacherEase.com, click “Log In”, and fill in your information. 

Remote Learning

Q:  Will student work completed/assigned on Remote Learning Days be included in student grades?

A:  Yes. We will be following our existing/traditional grading policies/practices for work completed during remote learning. 

What if a student...COVID-19 positive/symptoms/exposed?

Q:  What if a student answers “yes” to symptom questions or has a fever of 100* or more?

A:  Each of our schools will have a quarantine/isolation room. Students will be taken there if they are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms and parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up the child.

Q:  What if a student displays possible symptoms during the school day?

A:  Same as above.

Q:  What will be the protocol for students to return to school if they have symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, are COVID-19 positive, or have traveled outside the U.S.?

A:  See the IDPH chart here.

Close Contact

Q:  What is considered “close contact”?

A:  Close contact means that someone was within 6 feet of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19 infection for more than 15 minutes.

Face Coverings

Q:  How will we handle students who will not keep their mask on?

A:  The age and circumstances will be taken into consideration. Our first objective will be to educate students about our expectations and get them trained. Repeated refusal to follow directions will ultimately be handled in the same manner as similar matters of non-compliance.

Symptom Screenings

Q:  What will the symptom screening consist of?

A:  The symptom screening will include documenting that no fever of 100* or greater is present and other questions regarding possible symptoms and close contact with someone that is COVID-19 positive. The symptom list includes the following:

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Practical Recommendations from the CDC

  • Be sure that you and your child know the correct use of cloth face coverings.

  • Be aware that you should wash or sanitize hands (using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol) before putting on a cloth face covering.

  • Be sure that you and your child know that cloth face coverings should not be worn if they are wet. A wet cloth face covering may make it difficult to breathe.

  • Be sure that you and your child know that they should never share or swap cloth face coverings.

  • Cloth face coverings should be washed after every day of use and/or before being used again, or if visibly soiled.

  • Disposable face coverings will be available for students, teachers, and staff in case a back-up face covering is needed during the day.