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Certified School Nurse Teachers at Barrington Public Schools

Barrington High School
Mrs. McMichael, MEd, BSN, RN, CSNT
mcmichaelc@barringtonschools.org

Barrington Middle School
Mrs. Johnson, MEd, BSN, RN, CSNT
johnsonj@barringtonschools.org

Hampden Meadows School
Ms. McDonald, BSN, RN, SNT
mcdonaldm@barringtonschools.org
Nayatt School
Ms. Collins, MEd, BSN, RN, CSNT, NCSN
collinsn@barringtonschools.org

Primrose School
Mrs. Carlson, MEd, BS, ADN, RN, CSNT
carlsonj@barringtonschools.org

District Head Nurse/Sowams School
Mrs. Flores, MEd, BSN, RN, CSNT, NCSN
floresd@barringtonschools.org

WELCOME TO OUR DISTRICT SCHOOL NURSE HEALTH WEB PAGE!

To access a specific School Nurse's web page, use the "Schools" drop down

Barrington employs six Certified School Nurse-Teachers to ensure a healthy & safe environment in all buildings for our students and staff.

Guidance for COvid-19 Outbreak Response Protocols in Pk-12

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED LINK TO THE pK-12 Outbreak Response Protocol- Playbook

(NOTE: SINCE DISTRICTS ARE GIVEN FLEXIBILITY, RIDOH MAY USE DIFFERENT LANGUAGE WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH YOU ABOUT THE DAYS REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE FOR TRAVEL OR BECAUSE YOU WERE IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT; HOWEVER, OUR GUIDELINES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE BARRINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS.)

Quarantine Changes:

Quarantine Changes:

As a result of the low transmission rates and high vaccination rates in Barrington, Barrington Public Schools is making changes to our quarantine requirements. All changes are currently aligned to the guidance of the RIDOH.

THESE CHANGES ARE RETROACTIVE TO ALL CASES FROM APRIL 25 THROUGH THE PRESENT. ANY STUDENTS OR STAFF CURRENTLY QUARANTINED FROM APRIL 25 WILL BE CONTACTED BY THEIR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR NURSE WITH A SHORTENED RETURN DATE.

💫PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT VACCINATED / NOT FULLY VACCINATED

Close Contact Change for Those Not Vaccinated - Return on Day 8 With Test

  1. Quarantine for 7 days with a Binax or PCR test on day 5 or later, and return to school with a negative test on day 8. (Replaces the 10-day quarantine)

Travel Quarantine for Those Not Vaccinated (if state is on the list for >5% positivity rate)- Return on Day 8 With Test if symptom free

  1. Quarantine for 7 days with a Binax or PCR test on day 5 or later, and return to school with a negative test on day 8. (Replaces the 10-day quarantine)

Even after ending your quarantine, watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.

Close Contact in the Home for Those Not Vaccinated - Return on Day 21 with Test

  1. No Changes. Quarantine begins after day 10 of the positive household member’s quarantine and lasts for 10 days, with testing required on day 8 or later of the close contact’s quarantine.

People Who Do Not Want to Test and Are Not Vaccinated Require a 14 Day Quarantine with Return on Day 15

💫PEOPLE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Close Contact Change for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Travel Quarantine for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination prior to trip (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Close Contact in the Home for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson). In school Binax for 5 days.


The CDC always recommends:

  • Watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.
  • Vaccinated close contacts and travelers should consider getting a COVID-19 test between 5 and 10 days after their last exposure or out-of-state travel.

If you get symptoms of COVID-19, isolate at home, call your healthcare provider, and get a COVID-19 test.

Travel restrictions change each week, on Monday. Please visit this RIDOH link to learn if a destination that you traveled to falls under Rhode Island quarantine requirements.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON TESTING AND QUARANTINE CAN BE FOUND ON THIS RIDOH WEBSITE LINK

Update 3/31/21 by RIDOH

Dear Families,

The RIDOH has developed a COVID-19 Testing Program specifically to provide testing services for Rhode Island PreK-12 public and private school students, faculty and staff which began Monday, September 14, 2020.

The service line is only for PreK-12 students, faculty and staff who have symptoms, have been identified as a close contact of a positive case, or are a classmate of a positive case. Services are available in multiple languages.

HERE is the list of testing sites for PreK-12 Rhode Island students, faculty and staff.

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms will get two tests. The first test is a rapid test. The results of this test will be available before the end of the day. The second test is called a PCR test. This test result will be available in 2 days (48 hours).

Individuals tested must remain quarantined until both test results are available and confirmed negative prior to returning to school. Household contacts must also quarantine during this time and cannot attend school.

TO SCHEDULE A TEST, CALL THE PREK-12 COVID-19 TEST SCHEDULING SERVICE AT 844-857-1814, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM 7:30AM - 9:30PM.

If your child becomes ill it is important you reach out to the school nurse to report specific symptoms, and notify if being tested for COVID-19. If this occurs outside of school hours, please email your respective school nurse at the email address above for your child's school. Communication  is important as we are working with the RIDOH to ensure contact tracing if there is a positive case in the district. 

IN KEEPING WITH OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS SET BY THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE SUMMARY BELOW.  SPEAK WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE AFTER- ILLNESS Return ATTESTATION FORM for THE SCHOOL NURSE, WHEN YOUR CHILD IS READY TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL.

(COVID-19) PREVENTION -Centers for Disease Control

is a valid resource for information on Coronavirus. Please click on this link for ways to keep your family healthy and safe. 

HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH CHANGES RESULTING FROM COVID-19
HANDWASHING AND HAND SANITIZER FACTSHEET 

ADDITIONAL PARENT RESOURCES
Kid's Link RI- Hotline for Children in Emotional Crisis Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Tips for Parents
R.I. Coordinated School Health Program-Thrive Concussion Information from CDC Head Lice (National Pediculosis Association) official website
Health Information - KidsHealth site for Parents/Kids/Teen Tracy's High School Basketball Concussion Story Parent Toolkit: Social and Emotional Development K-12th Grade
Head Lice Information for Parents Centers For Disease Control - Head Lice Information Parents/Schools