New York State Department of Health regulations require periodic health screenings for all students entering schools. As a result, beginning Monday, November 2nd, the Farmingdale School District will be sending all parents/guardians a periodic health screener on the Monday preceding the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Parents/Guardians will receive an email notification Monday morning and then a text message and email reminder towards mid-day. The questionnaire will ask all parents to assure that a periodic health screening is done at home before sending their children to school by answering the questions below:
- Has your child experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of greater than 100.0 ⁰ F, in the past 14 days?
- Has your child tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Has your child knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or had symptoms of COVID-19?
- Has your child traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days?
An answer of “NO” to all of these questions will allow the student to attend school for in-person learning.
An answer of “YES” to any of the questions will require that the student remain home and follow the protocol developed in the return to school from illness section of our reopening plan.
The building principals have been shown how to monitor the results of the survey and will be working with the faculty and staff to follow up with parents/guardians who didn’t complete the survey. Please note, if a parent/guardian forgot to complete the survey or didn’t receive the survey, the student will still be permitted to enter school following current protocols. Non-completes will be followed up with during Homeroom. Parents/guardians are encouraged to email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Period Health Screener Survey Send Dates:
Send on November 2 Due on November 4
Send on November 16 Due on November 18
Send on November 30 Due on December 2
Send on December 14 Due on December 16