St. Catherine Laboure School

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What Do I Do When My Child Gets Sick?

Dear SCL Parents,

As the new school year is underway, we want to communicate the simplest procedures for you if your child should get sick:


  • If your child is ill, parents MUST call the school office to inform the staff. Be prepared to tell us what symptoms they are experiencing. Families are obligated to report COVID-19 diagnoses, or close contact cases, to the school office.
  • If your child is experiencing fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, THEY MUST BE SYMPTOM-FREE FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT FEVER-REDUCING MEDICINE BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL.
  • A student exhibiting ANY of the following symptoms will not be allowed in the school and will be sent home: Fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches from unknown cause.
  • There is no remote learning option for students who are absent or have to quarantine. SCL teachers will support students who are quarantined just as they have always supported students who may be absent for any reason. Teachers will communicate with students and parents to ensure that students can continue with their school work. They may do assignments remotely from home (paper copies, online assignments, etc.) Please call the office and let us know when you will be picking up books, homework, etc. for your child.


  • If your child is ill, parents MUST call the school office to inform the staff. Be prepared to tell us what symptoms they are experiencing. Families are obligated to report COVID-19 diagnoses, or close contact cases, to the school office.
  • Symptomatic individuals: A symptomatic individual is considered a positive case unless symptoms last less than 24 hours, they receive an alternative diagnosis from their doctor, or they receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
  • All symptomatic individuals must remain home regardless of vaccination status.
  • If symptoms last less than 24 hours, the student can return to school as long as symptoms have reduced and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine.
  • If your child has more than one symptom (fever+cough, diarrhea+runny nose, etc) we will advise you to get a COVID-19 PCR test.
  • If symptoms last longer than 24 hours, students must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or alternative medical diagnosis prior to returning to school.
  • We will ONLY accept polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests or rapid PCR tests done through a physician. Home-based tests are not acceptable since we are unable to verify that the test was administered correctly or confirm who took the test.


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  • Students and staff who are masked and maintain 3 feet of physical distancing from the positive individual do not need to quarantine.
  • Fully Vaccinated individuals: A fully vaccinated individual who is deemed a close exposure per CDC definition to someone who is COVID-19-positive is NOT required to quarantine as long as the fully vaccinated individual has no symptoms.
  • A fully vaccinated individual who begins to experience any symptoms or illness within 14 days following a close exposure must stay home until receiving a negative result of a COVID test taken at least 3 to 5 days after the exposure and is both symptom-free and fever-free for at least 24 hours
  • Unvaccinated individuals: Any unvaccinated individual who has a close contact exposure will need to quarantine for 10 days from the date of the exposure OR 7 days, with proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 6 following exposure.
  • Unvaccinated individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must follow CDC guidelines and isolate for a minimum of 10 days or until symptoms abate and the individual is without a fever for 24 hours. 
  • Unvaccinated students who are close contacts to positive household members, including siblings, must quarantine.
  • All unvaccinated students will quarantine if a student tests positive in their classroom. 

Important reminders: 

  • If any household member has symptoms and/or is waiting for test results, ALL household members must stay home until proof of Negative results is received. 


  • Your child must quarantine for 10 days from the date symptoms first appeared or the date of positive test result.
  • Must be symptom-free especially fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, and provide a negative PCR test result in order to return to in-person learning.


  • If your child tests negative for COVID, they can return to in person learning once symptom-free for 24 hours.


As of September 1, 2021, every state except Vermont is now on City of Chicago's list recommending unvaccinated travelers to test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine upon arrival. We will be following this guidance and requiring unvaccinated students to test negative for COVID-19 taken less than 72 hours prior to return to Illinois or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school.

So far this year, we have been so impressed by how proactive our school community has been. It feels like everyone is operating on a "Better safe, than sorry" mindset, and that is fine with us! We will always take questions or answer any of yours.

I would also like to thank the many parents who have purchased air purifiers for their child's classroom. This is an incredibly generous donation that will benefit our students and staff for years to come - Thank you! Thank you!

With mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing, we can stay healthy and learn in person all year long!

Stay Well, Crusaders!

Mrs. Jodi Reuter


St. Catherine Labouré School

3425 Thornwood Avenue | Glenview,IL 60026

847-724-2240 | | @sclcrusaders

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