Welcome to the SPSD Health Care Services webpage. Searcy Public Schools strive to keep our students healthy and safe. The district employs six full-time nurses who assist our students and faculty on a daily basis with their health care needs. We understand the correlation between a healthy child and a higher level of learning. The SPSD health care department provides the following services:
–Initiating and updating Individualized Healthcare Plans for Students with Special Needs
–Screenings(Vision, Hearing, Scoliosis, and BMI)–
Vision & Hearing (Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd,4th,6th,& 8th, all special education students, & parent request)
Scoliosis (Grades: 6th girls only, 8th girls & boys)
BMI (Grades: Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th & 10th)
–Teaching/Counseling for students and parents
–Maintain and update student immunization records
Any family who wishes to participate in the ARcare telemedicine program should complete the following documentation.
When to Isolate
Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If your results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations below. If your results are negative, you can end your isolation.
If you test NEGATIVE, you can end your isolation.
If you test POSITIVE, follow the full isolation recommendations below.
When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:
If you had no symptoms
Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset
If you had symptoms
Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started
If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.
Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.
Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask. For travel guidance, see CDC’s Travel webpage.
Do not travel.
Stay home and separate from others as much as possible.
Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19.
End isolation based on how serious your COVID-19 symptoms were.
If you had no symptoms, uou may end isolation after day 5.
If you had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5 if:
You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication)
Your symptoms are improving
If you still have fever or your other symptoms have not improved, continue to isolate until they improve.
If you had moderate illness (if you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing), or severe illness (you were hospitalized) due to COVID-19, or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10.
If you had severe illness or have a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you.
If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.
If you have questions, you may call nurse supervisor Tammy Bishop prior to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday at 501-207-2514. Please do not leave a voicemail message or send a text message. Thank you.