Daily Symptom Screening & Self Certification
VVSD Self Certification Process
In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our school community, Valley View Community Unit School District 365U requires the support of all of its community members, especially when it comes to symptom screening and remaining home when demonstrating COVID-like symptoms.
Valley View will be requiring self-certification and verification for all students entering school buildings or utilizing school transportation vehicles. Individuals demonstrating any COVID-like symptoms may not enter any school facilities. Please see the enclosed Self-Certification Symptom Checker postcard for a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms.
What is Self Certification?
Valley View has elected to utilize the self-certification process to verify that all individuals entering the building are symptom free. Self-certification will require all parents/guardians to verify DAILY that their students:
- Have not received a confirmed diagnosis for coronavirus (COVID-19) by a coronavirus (COVID-19) test or from a diagnosis by a healthcare professional in the past 10 days, nor are awaiting test results.
- Have not had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
- Are not experiencing any COVID-like symptoms listed on the symptom checker postcard.
Self-certification MUST occur on a daily basis for students to enter school buildings/facilities. If your student is experiencing any of the above symptoms, has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, or is COVID positive, or awaiting test results, your student must remain home. Please report the absence to the school and report your student’s COVID-like symptoms using the form on your school’s web page.
Self Certification Wristbands
Students will be provided District authorized wristbands that will be used for the self-certification process. Students that can answer yes to all three (3) of the self-certification questions (see above) will be expected to wear the District provided wristband throughout the entirety of the school day, including while riding on school transportation or participating in extracurricular activities. Nothing will preclude the District from taking necessary steps as authorized in Board policy 7.190 (Student Behavior) against students refusing to properly wear the District provided wristband.
Students who do not provide proof of self-certification will undergo temperature checks and a symptom screen prior to entering any school facilities. Students who do NOT display a fever of 100.4 or higher will be provided a wristband, if needed, and may enter the building. Students will be expected to wear or have the provided wristband on their person for the remainder of the day, including on school transportation vehicles and extracurricular activities.
Students who display COVID-like symptoms, including a fever of 100.4 or higher, will NOT be permitted to enter school facilities or transportation vehicles. Students who arrive at school demonstrating COVID-like symptoms will be taken to the Health Waiting Room while parents are contacted for pick up. Siblings or other students who live with the student will also need to be sent home. It is the District’s expectation that parents will arrive in a timely fashion when contacted by the school due to their student’s display of COVID-like symptoms. If emergency medical attention is needed, the District may need to utilize an emergency vehicle to transport.