• When Should My Student Stay Home?

    The District is dedicated to creating a safe learning environment for both in-person and virtual learners. For families who have chosen in-person learning, please take note of these important points that are requirements for all students attending brick-and-mortar locations:

    • Masks: Masks are optional at SLPS buildings and on buses effective March 7, 2022. 

    • COVID-positive: Students who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home between 5-10 days following their positive test result. Your assigned contact tracer will work with you on when your student is cleared to return to school. Students cleared for early return after a 5-day isolation are required to mask at school for an additional 5 days.

    • Close contact with someone COVID-positive: If an unvaccinated student (or a student who is vaccinated but not up-to-date on recommended boosters) had a close contact with someone who then tested positive for COVID, the student must quarantine for 5 days following that contact. In addition, students returning from a 5-day quarantine must mask at school for an additional 5 days. If the student develops symptoms during that time, the quarantine period will be extended. 

    • COVID symptoms: Students cannot attend school if they have any COVID-related symptoms: fever (100.4 and above), sore throat, congestion/runny nose, headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, fatigue/muscle or body aches, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell. Please refer to the Student Symptom Decision Tree for additional information about when students may return following these symptoms, and whether documentation must be provided prior to return. Please note, this information is subject to change if the CDC/DOH guidance changes at any time.


    If your student is showing symptoms, please reference the Student Symptom Decision Tree when attempting to decide if your student should attend school in person.

    Student Symptom Decision Tree