In an effort to keep the community informed, Spartanburg School District Four created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document regarding their COVID-19 procedures and include the districts’ current case numbers. The district shared this document on their Facebook page on Aug. 24. It can also be found on the home page of the district’s website, spartanburg4.org.
The following FAQs are reprinted with permission from District Four.
When does my child have to stay home?
- Your child needs to stay home if he/she is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- 100.4 fever or higher
- New shortness of breath
- Loss of taste or smell
- New cough
- Your child needs to stay home if he/she has been notified of a positive case in which close contact was made in or outside the home.
- Your child needs to stay home if anyone in your household tests positive for COVID.
Please call Britt McKinney at Spartanburg District Four office to determine the date your child can return to school. Her number is 864-476-3186.
What do I do if my child is sent home with symptoms?
- Your child can visit a doctor and let the doctor determine if the symptom(s) is/are due to an underlying cause or if it is due to COVID-19. The doctor will provide a Return to School note.
- Your child can be tested and return after negative results are delivered.
- Your child can wait ten days until symptoms are better, but these are not considered excused absences.
Who can I ask questions about positive cases, DHEC regulations, and school procedures?
You can contact Britt McKinney at the Spartanburg District Four Office. Her number is 864-476-3186.
What does it mean if my child receives a letter from the school and a temperature check is being done?
If your child is having a daily temperature check, it means he/she was in the room with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined he/she was not in close contact (six feet or less for 15 minutes or more) with the positive case. This is usually due to assigned seating and smaller class sizes with the hybrid schedule.
Why hasn’t the school called and told me about a case in the building/district?
The procedure being followed in Spartanburg District Four is to notify those in close contact with the positive case. Any student who was in the classroom or riding on the bus with a positive case will be notified. If you have not been notified, then your child was not within six feet more than 15 minutes or more with the positive case.
Daily COVID Count:
Student 1 / Staff 1 / August 24, 2020
Student 1 / Staff 0 / August 31, 2020
Student 1 / Staff 0 / September 7, 2020
Check the district’s website for current numbers. These numbers will be updated on a weekly basis.