We encourage all of our Indian families to follow guidance of the Ohio Health Department and practice social distancing during this extended school closure. 

COVID-19 (coronavirus) INFORMATIONAL SHEET: For information on needed precautions being taken within Carlisle Local Schools regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus), as well as CDC recommended precautions, click HERE.

CDC COVID-19 WEBSITE: Click HERE to view




If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. (SourceCenters for Disease Control and Prevention.)

SEASONAL ALLERGIES OR COVID-19? As the weather warms up, flowers are blooming and seasonal allergies are in full swing. Seasonal allergies typically present as itchy nose and eyes, runny and stuffy nose, and watery, red eyes, whereas COVID-19 symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Click here for more information about COVID-19 symptoms

Pandemic-Related Procedures for a Healthy School Year

Dear Parents & Guardians:

I hope your summer was healthy and restful. We are excited to be opening our new building this year! With the current pandemic the following information related to health procedures for this year is more critical than ever. Please review with your child and if you have any questions please contact me via email.

Daily at Home Health Checks

  • Check your child’s temperature everyday even if they do not feel sick. Must be <100 degrees.
  • Check your child daily for COVID or other illness symptoms; they must stay at home if they have any symptoms.
  • Do not send your child to school after they have been given fever reducing medications.

Important health information related to COVID-19

  • If your student has been tested for COVID-19 they may not return to school until the results are back.
  • If you have a child test positive for COVID-19 please call the district school nurse to report it and follow the guidance of isolation/quarantine set by the health department (10-14 days).
  • Students must stay home anytime they are sick
    • This includes but not limited to Fever >100.0, vomiting, diarrhea, severe headache, new onset or worsening cough, sore throat, new onset loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking or chills or muscle pain

Return to school guidelines

  • Students must be fever free (without fever reducing medications) for 24 hours
  • If you have a doctor’s note, a diagnosis of illness is helpful to track and monitor illness during the school year.
  • In order to return to school after illness (COVID or other illnesses) the student must be transported by the parent to the school and report to the nurses’ clinic to be cleared to return to school.

Up to date information

   Please make sure that your child’s teacher and the school office have current emergency contact numbers at all times. We cannot keep students at school with high fevers; have a plan in place in case your child becomes sick at school. This is vital to keeping all illness under control.

Mask wearing

   All students must bring a mask to wear during the school day, please provide extra clean masks in your student’s backpacks. Practicing wearing the mask at home to help students adjust and talk with your students about proper mask wear and hand hygiene.

Great resources for washing hands

Great resource for mask wearing

Nursing services staff
   The district employs a full time school nurse Rebecca Baker, RN MSN and a full-time clinic nurse Erica Brown RN, BSN. There will be a nurse in the district from 7am-3:30pm every day.

Rebecca Baker RN, MSN
School Nurse
937-746-7610 ext. 134 




The most important health message I can share with you is to "Stay at Home".

I am asking you to stay home and stop all play-dates and social gatherings. If gatherings are needed, be sure to follow recommended health guidelines. Local hospitals have set up command centers outside the hospitals to prepare for the influx of patients. This is very real! 

Yes. We do need to get groceries.  Yes. Services for our community still need to be continued. When you are out for essential reasons, maintain your 6-foot bubble.

The YouTube video "What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19" does an excellent job explaining why we need to do what we have to do. Please share this video with your friends, families, and community. To view the video, click HERE.

Feeling helpless? This is what each of us can do to help.

Important Education Related to Mask and Glove Use

APRIL 13, 2020

The use of face masks is now recommended by the CDC to stop the mask wearer from spreading germs and not for protecting the mask wearer against germs.

For that reason, you have to safely wear a face mask and not increase your chance of getting infected in the process.

Here are some key points to remember when wearing face masks:
1) Wash your hands before putting a face mask on.
2) Fit the mask snuggly around your nose, mouth and chin.
3) Once the mask is on your face, do NOT touch it. If you touch the mask with your hands you have contaminated the mask.
4) Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before taking off your mask.
5) Take the mask off from behind.
6) If you are using a cloth mask, wash the mask after each use.

Many people are also wearing gloves, but there are correct methods on using gloves for infection control and people are not using those methods. Here's a video on wearing gloves and masks that I thought was good:   

Continue washing your hands.

Continue social distancing. Spring weather in Ohio brings great kite flying days, but that wind can also spread the virus farther in crowds.

One more short video...just for fun!

Stay well friends!
Rebecca Baker RN, BSN, MSN
Licensed School Nurse
Carlisle Local Schools

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