ICSS Student/Staff Protocol for COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic: Returning to school

When a person contracts the virus, symptoms may develop within 2 to 14 days from exposure, although some

people never show symptoms. It is very important for your own safety and for the safety of others that you monitor

your health for 14 days from your last possible exposure to COVID-19, and that you remain at home, avoid

congregate settings and public activities, and practice social distancing. Below are the protocols for an exposure and

requirements for returning to school.

 

SYMPTOMATIC

Staff who display symptoms of COVID-19:

    • Individuals with confirmed case of COVID-19 or suspected exposure to COVID-19 that are showing symptoms, which may include: fever (100.4+), cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • Sent home immediately.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days since positive lab test, exposure to someone with COVID-19 or first appearance of symptom.
    • Self-isolate additional 3 days (72 hrs) without fever and fever-reducing medicines (72hrs) and show improvement in symptoms.

Students presenting symptoms of COVID-19:

    • Individuals with confirmed case of COVID-19 or suspected exposure to COVID-19 that are showing symptoms, which may include: fever (100.4+), cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • Sent home immediately
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after positive lab test, exposure to someone with COVID-19 or first appearance of symptom.
    • Self-isolate additional 3 days (72 hrs) without fever and fever-reducing medicines (72hrs) and show improvement in symptoms.

 

ASYMPTOMATIC (No symptoms)

1. Individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms.

    • Sent home immediately
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after positive lab test and the person remains asymptomatic

2. Individuals with a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms

    • Sent home immediately
    • Self-isolate for 14 days

Complete all requirements in the Department of Public Health guidance for persons exposed to COVID-19 found at

DPH Website, which includes:

    • Quarantine yourself at home or be tested for COVID-19.
    • Monitor your health for symptoms (including checking your temperature twice a day) during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19.

Based on DPH "Return to Work Guidance After COVID-19 Illness or Exposure for Persons Who Are Not Healthcare Personnel" 6.13.2020

Protocols For A Known Exposure

When there has been a case of a student or staff member who displays symptoms or has a confirmed case

of COVID-19, that individual will be sent home.

All students/staff that had an exposure (with no PPE on) to this individual, will be informed that they

have been exposed and they will then need to self isolate for 14 days or until they have a negative test

result before they can return to school.

Anyone who has had an exposure needs to wait 4 to 5 days after being exposed before getting tested.

 

We Need Your Input

Irwin County School System cordially invites parents, community partners, and stakeholders to provide input on the school compacts and improvement plans, and the district’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and parent engagement plans for next year. The IC BOE Conference Center will be open from 8:30 am-2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for you to drop-in and review plans.

 

If you are unable to attend please feel free to review plans and offer your feedback Below:

Feedback Form

 

The deadline for comments will be Friday, May 7, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.

 

Community/Business/Post-Secondary Survey Title II, Part A Needs Assessment Irwin County Schools

 
Title II, Part A Parent Survey.  

ICSS Instructional Options and Safety Guidelines 20/21 FAQ

*Link for Question #17 under Virtual Learning Heading
 
*Link for Question #18 under Virtual Learning Heading

 


 

Dave Prater Festival May 7-8

DPF FY21

Take a Ride on the Wild Side!

Grab your binoculars, ready your cameras, and hop in the car! In collaboration with Irwin County Elementary School, Irwin County Library will be hosting a Wildlife Safari Tour in honor of their upcoming “Tails & Tales” Summer Reading Program on May 8th, 2021 from 10 a.m.to 12 p.m. Signs at the school will direct you to the entrance for this drive-thru style tour. Meet the zookeepers, receive goodies from the animals, and snag a bagged lunch on your way out. This event is free and open to all ages!

For the safety of the staff, participants, and the wild animals handing out incentives, all participants are asked to stay in their vehicles at all times. So mark your calendars, load up the family, and ride on down to Irwin County Elementary School!

For more info, check out www.cprl.org

2021 ICHS STAR Student and Teacher Announced

Please help us to congratulate the ICHS’s 2021 PAGE STAR student, Spencer Tatum. Spencer selected Mrs. Laurie’s Diffie as his STAR Teacher. Pictured with Spencer and Mrs. Diffie is ICHS Principal, Mr. Scott Haskins.

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Congratulations to the ICHS Literary Team

Congratulations to the ICHS Literary Team for placing 2nd in the Area Literary contest today! ICSS is very proud of all of these students and the talent we have at Irwin County. 

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Our Area champions qualifying for state were the following:
Gracie Morris-1st place in personal essay
Isaac Brown-1st place in argumentative essay
Matthew Jones-1st place international extemporaneous speaking
Harmon Smith-1st place domestic extemporaneous speaking

Other Area winners were:
Isabella Hall and Callie Lowery-2nd place in duo interpretation
Mikayla Crews-2nd place in dramatic interpretation
Yahir Martinez-2nd place in humorous interpretation
Matthew Jones-2nd place in boys solo
Anna Beth Gay-3rd place in girls solo
Anna Beth Gay, Dyamond Watkins, and Mona Eady-3rd place in trio
Isaac Brown, JT Wilmot, Matthew Jones, and Nate Phillips-3rd place in quartet
JT Wilmot-4th place in rhetorical essay

Our Literary team scored a total of 58 points, only 3 points behind the first place team of Echols. Our students did very well!

 

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
1-877-SAY-STOP
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll-free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!