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Daily Symptom Screening Process and Verification from Parents/Guardians

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our school community, Joint Guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health requires that every student undergo a daily symptom screening prior to utilizing School District transportation or entering any School District building. Parents/Guardians will be conducting this daily symptom screening prior to their student departing for school and reporting consistent with the parameters outlined below. 

Required Action for Parents of In-Person Students

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Starting on the first day of school, parents/guardians must conduct a daily symptom screening of their student at home and certify that your students are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. This responsibility includes: 
  1. Read the Student Symptom Screening Agreement on this page and complete the acknowledgement steps required in Home Access Center by Monday, Aug. 24.
  2. Print a student symptom screening form below. CLICK TO PRINT: Daily Student Symptom Screening - Verification Form.pdf  Para español, haga clic aquí.
  3. Before your student attends school on on-site days, conduct the daily screening steps outlined in the agreement and sign the form for your student to bring to school.
  4. If your child, or anyone in your household, is experiencing any of the symptoms in the information outlined below, please have all students or staff in the household remain home and contact their primary care physician or the Kane County Health Department. Report the absence as possibly COVID-related.

Student Symptom Screening Agreement

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Must be Read and Approved in Home Access Center by Parent/Guardian before 12:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. 

I verify that prior to utilizing District transportation and/or entering a District building, my student will receive a daily symptom screening at home by an adult caregiver to determine if my student is experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms outlined below. 

By sending my student on District transportation and/or to school on any given day, I am certifying and verifying that my student has received a daily symptom screening and is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.  
If my student has experienced any of the below symptoms within 24 hours of conducting the daily screening, I will notify the school of my student’s absence by calling the school’s attendance line and indicating the symptoms that my student is experiencing. If District staff contacts me to gather additional information related to the results of my student’s daily screening, I will provide the necessary information as requested.
By sending my student on District transportation and/or to school on any given day, I am certifying and verifying that my student is not subject to an isolation or quarantine protocol related to COVID-19. 

Daily Symptom Screening Process

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Symptoms to screen for: Below are the most up-to-date criteria from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC. It is important to note that these symptoms are subject to change, and it is incumbent on the parent to stay updated on the latest symptoms. 

  • Fever or chills (100.4 F or higher without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New cough  
  • Sore throat  
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain from unknown cause
  • New congestion/runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue from unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches

Please keep your child home and call your school’s attendance line if:
  • Your child, or anyone in your household, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation, OR
  • Your child is a close contact to a confirmed case/ has been told to quarantine, OR
  • Your child, or anyone in your household, is awaiting results of a pending COVID-19 test, OR
  • Your child, or anyone in the household, is experiencing a fever (100.4 F or higher without the use of fever-reducing medications), chills, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches, OR
  • Any household member has experienced the above COVID like symptoms within the preceding ten days and has not been evaluated by a medical provider or been tested.
"When in doubt, please stay out.” Our Certified School Nursing staff would like to remind families conducting the screening to err on the side of caution at all times and to contact your child’s school to report any student absence. We continue to encourage all families to promote healthy habits — continue to wear masks, wash hands, limit congregating, and stay home when sick. Please reach out to your building level RN or building administration with questions.

Other important information per the Illinois Department of Public Health:
  • Students who may have COVID like symptoms due to documented allergies or a pre-existing condition should have information on file in the health office.  
  • For symptomatic individuals, if testing is not performed due to the clinical judgment of the healthcare provider, a medical note is needed to return to school documenting that there is no clinical suspicion for COVID-19 infection and indicate an alternative diagnosis
  • Rapid tests are currently acceptable unless a person has been in close contact to a confirmed case.  In those instances, a rapid positive test is accepted but a rapid negative test would need a follow up PCR test for confirmation.

VIDEO: Symptom Screening Process


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ONE-TIME Required Action for Parents/Guardians of ALL Students

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Parents/guardians of ALL Geneva 304 students, regardless of their learning setting, need to log into Home Access Center to verify one of these two selections (YES or NOT APPLICABLE) by 12:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24

  • Parents/Guardians of In-Person Learning Students: Please read the Symptom Screening Agreement below and then follow the instructions to verify the process in Home Access Center.
  • Parents/Guardians of Online-Only Students: Please follow the instructions to select “Not applicable” in Home Access Center.
Instructions for Home Access Center
  1. Log onto Home Access Center (HAC) by visiting: 
  2. From the Registration page, choose "Update Registration" 
  3. To start, click "*** Click here for Data Verification ***" 
  4. Review your child's general information and click "Next Section >>>"   
  5. A section will appear with the heading “2020-21 Student Symptom Screening Verification” regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year that must be completed: Select “Yes” or “Not applicable”  
  6. After making your selections, click "Save Section" and then "Next Section >>>"
     Review the information you provided.  If all looks accurate, check the "I Agree" box and then click "Submit" to complete the process.

After completing these steps, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your submission. You also will receive a second email, at a later date, once the District has recorded your response.  
Need Help?
Please contact Home Access Center support via email at [email protected] or by phone at 630-463-3097. 
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