COVID-19 Dashboard and FAQs

TCA COVID-19 DASHBOARD: POSITIVE CASES

Every day, this dash board will be updated. Newly confirmed, positive Covid-19 cases will be identified by campus and listed in the table below. Active cases will remain on the table for fourteen days--from the onset of symptoms--for a positive individual. Once fourteen days have passed, the active cases become inactive and are removed from the dashboard.

Central Elementary 0
East Elementary 1
North Elementary 0
Jr. High School 0
High School 0
Cottage School Program 0
College Pathways 0

Please note, the medical information of staff and students cannot be distributed to the general public. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please note that questions with similar answers have been grouped together. 

 

Q: What if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID and reports it to the school?

 

A: The individual would be directed to his or her campus nurse to confirm the date he or she may return to school and receive guidance for any household members at TCA.

 

Q: What do I do if I am notified of a COVID positive household member?

 

A: You should contact your campus nurse to confirm the dates of return for students and staff in the household.  Unvaccinated household members will be excluded from school for 10 days from the last household member’s positive test or symptom onset date. 

 

Q: What about a non-household member’s exposure to a potential COVID individual, such as: my child’s (sports team/dance/best friend) notified us of an exposure. Can my children attend school?

 

A: No exclusion is required. If the exposed individuals experiences illness symptoms, they should stay home until they are well.

 

Q: What about reporting absences?

A: We are following traditional absence procedures. If your student will miss class, call the attendance line of your student's campus to excuse him or her.

Q: Will my child receive any additional support for missed instruction?

A: As with any absence, reach out to individual teachers for guidance with missed assignments.

Q: What if I don’t understand the math and feel my child will fall behind without guidance from the school?  What options do we haveIn general, what are we doing about schoolwork?

 

A: Since we are following traditional absence procedures and your student will not be at school, please call the attendance line to excuse him or her and then reach out to individual teachers for guidance with missed assignments. Coordinating with teachers regularly for missed assignments can prevent students from falling behind in classwork. 

 

Q: How will I know if there was a positive case in my child’s class/school?

 

A: We have created a dashboard that will report the number of COVID positive cases at each school. It is available in the above table.

 

Q: What is "sick?"

 

TCA follows Academy School District 20's guidelines for illness. (Click here to view illness guidelines)

 

Q: If an individual does not get tested for Covid-19, then how long are they required to be away from the school?

A: We request that sick individuals stay home, and healthy individuals attend.
 

Q: How should we treat chronic conditions (allergies, asthma)?

A: Any individual with a known health condition (asthma, seasonal allergies, IBS) is allowed to attend school unless they have new symptoms unrelated to their condition.

Q: If an individual gets tested and is negative, can they return with symptoms?

A: We request that sick individuals stay home, and healthy individuals attend. We are not requiring anyone who is outside the illness guideline parameters to stay home, instead we are strongly encouraging those with illness symptoms to do so. 

Q: Are there any policies that would exclude me from sending my child to school regardless of their condition?

Q: What if there were vaccinated individuals that were symptomatic after a known exposure? When may they return?

 

A: We request that sick individuals stay home, and healthy individuals attend. We are not requiring anyone who is outside the illness guideline parameters to stay home, instead we are strongly encouraging those with illness symptoms to do so.  Any individual with a known health condition (asthma, seasonal allergies, IBS) is allowed to attend school unless they have new symptoms unrelated to their condition.

 

Q: Will there be screening of visitors on campus? Will non-vaccinated visitors be allowed in classrooms?

 

A: We do not have illness screening for visitors. We do not ask anyone their vaccine status. We request that only healthy individuals come to our schools. Anyone with illness symptoms should refrain from volunteering or attending events until their symptoms have resolved.

Q: What does the Dashboard show?

A: The TCA Covid-19 Dashboard reveals active cases in each school.  Active cases are defined as a fourteen-day period from the symptom onset of a positive individual. Once fourteen days have passed, the active case becomes inactive and removed from the dashboard.  

Q: What if I have any other questions?

A: Contact your child's school nurse.