COVID-19 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

15 Days to Slow the Spread


 

What If Students Or Staff Travel Out Of State Now Or In The Future?

Vallivue is encouraging families to stay close to home for Spring Break. Similarly, parents have asked about tracking students who may be traveling to other states where COVID-19 is spreading quickly. Illness tracking is done by the public health sector, which reports illnesses. If a student exhibits any of the symptoms listed, that student should stay home until symptoms are gone without the use of medications.

 

When Will School Be Closed?

We will continue to monitor the situation in Idaho and will be discussing contingencies should the need arise to close school for an extended period of time after the conclusion of Spring Break on March 27th.

 

How Will Vallivue Inform Families Of A School Closure?  

The same notifications used to announce a school closure for a snow day will be used. We will post the information on our social media and website, notify the news media, and send out an email/text notification via Infinite Campus.

 

Can I Keep My Child Home Even If They Are Not Sick?

Parents and guardians always have the discretion to make enrollment decisions for their children. If parents decide to keep students home before the district has determined it is necessary, we ask for your patience. Typically, teachers could prepare and send make-up homework for the occasional student who is gone for an extended period; the volume of requests may not be practical for individual teachers to respond to in a timely manner. 

 

Will My Child Be Considered Absent?

Your child will be marked as Excused and the absence will not be counted against them.

 

What If My Child Has Special Needs?

We encourage parents with students who have significant underlying medical conditions to be in contact with their primary care physician as to how to manage the individual student's needs best.

 

What To Do If A Family Member Exhibits The Symptoms Of Covid-19? 

Stay home for symptoms, or when feeling unwell, please do not go into

work or school! Do not return until you have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Call ahead to a healthcare professional and tell your healthcare professional to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. Follow this CDC link to learn more.

 

How Will Vallivue Continue To Educate Students?     

If a school or all schools close, education services will be suspended. Vallivue does not have the computer hardware to provide for all students to do online school, and all students do not have access to the internet at home. In addition, in the event of closing a school or all schools, there is also the possibility that there will not be staff available to continue educational services. If Vallivue schools remain closed, determinations regarding credits, graduation requirements, and how to make up missed school days are being discussed.  OPTIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES

 

If Schools Close, Will Employees Still Report To Work?

The district is finalizing an adjustment to its business continuity plan. Some positions will be able to continue their essential job functions from an off-site location.

Prevention Strategies

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.
  • Wash hands often.

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Children may exhibit mild symptoms: fever, runny nose, and cough and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.