Good afternoon School
With the start of the new school year quickly approaching we know you are all
working hard to get ready. The Health Services Department has made some
updates to the Health and COVID-19 protocols we want to make sure you are
As COVID-19 continues to affect members of our community, the District will
follow guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the
Florida Department of Health (FDOH). We will continue to follow Rule:
64D-3.029 in the identification of clusters of any illness, whether it's
COVID, respiratory, gastrointestinal, rash, etc. and report to FDOH for
further investigation. Due to this update, the District will no
longer require students and staff to fill out a COVID Incident Report.
Therefore, the District will also discontinue the use of the Incident
The District will also no longer use the COVID Matrix to identify action
steps for students and staff during the different levels of transmission.
Instead, we will be practicing our COVID-19 preventative measures during all
community levels. These include practicing proper hand hygiene and
respiratory etiquette, providing hand-sanitizer, practicing regular cleaning,
and maintaining fresh air circulation with the use of HVAC systems. Our website
has been updated to reflect these protocols.
Many of the required health related forms that families must review and sign
will now only be available digitally via the Focus
Parent Portal. One prominent change is that parents/guardians will now
have to fill out an opt-in form in order for their child to receive services
at the school clinics. It is imperative that all families register for
an account for not only these forms, but also to view other important
academic information about their children.
The use of face masks continues to be optional. If members of our student
and/or staff population choose to wear a mask, please encourage others to be
respectful of their choice.
The most important message we’d like to send to you is to stay home if you
are sick. If you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, both groups
will now follow the same attached flowchart protocols. You can obtain free
test kits via https://www.covid.gov/tests.
To further assist you with questions, we have updated the FAQs
related to COVID-19. If you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to
reach out to our office or your Executive Director if you have any questions
Thank you for all you do,
SDLC Health Services