All Rose Tree Media School District families must help ensure that our students and staff remain safe by monitoring potential symptoms of COVID-19 and keeping children who are sick home.
Please review this every morning prior to sending your student to school. If your student has:
You MUST keep your student home. They will need a negative COVID test based on the Pennsylvania Department of Health current exclusion criteria.
- A negative rapid test is acceptable if the student has no known COVID exposure
- A PCR or molecular test is required if there is a known exposure and symptoms
- A rapid over-the-counter home test will not be accepted for clearance to return to school.
- Results must be emailed/sent to your child’s school nurse before returning.
- If the student gets both a rapid and a PCR, they cannot return until the results of both tests are negative
*If your student comes to school and has the above symptoms or develops them during the day they will be sent home and require a negative test to return to school
A link to other symptoms that would require your student to remain home can be found on the RTMSD website under “When to Keep Your Child at Home”.
Close Contact/Potential Exposure (outside of the school setting)
A student is a close contact if
The student has been within 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case for 15 minutes or more during a 24 hour period or
Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19
IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED, your student should remain home and you should contact the school nurse.
IF FULLY VACCINATED AND EXPOSED TO COVID-19: you may attend school if symptom free and wearing a mask. You must contact the nurse for further guidance.
Please note, if a family member has been identified as a close contact, the other family members can continue to attend school.
Please find more detailed information regarding COVID on the RTMSD website under Covid FAQ