Absence notes should be returned promptly. Notes can be written on the “Note to Home” pad and turned in to the homeroom teacher. If a child is kept home due to symptoms or illness, please complete and return the COVID Parent Checklist. Please note the second page with clarification as to when students may return to school after experiencing symptoms. If visiting a doctor, please return with a doctor’s note. Since the common cold and COVID share many of the same symptoms, it has become routine for doctors to order a COVID-19 test. If your child is tested, please inform the homeroom teacher and the administration, so local data is accurate and up-to-date. If a positive teste occurs, all families and staff will be notified. More specific information will be shared with those who may have been in close contact with the infected student or staff member (same cohort, bus, etc.) At no time will the school share names of a positive, or presumed positive, test. In the event of a positive test, all Saint Andrew Catholic School students in the household will be required to stay home for the quarantine period. If materials need to be picked up after a test has been requested by the doctor, please contact the homeroom teacher to make arrangements.