Not Feeling Well

Dear South Brown County USD 430 School Community, 

We have noticed an uptick in illnesses in each building.  This week, several students and staff members have been absent due to illnesses.  Some of the symptoms that have been reported to me include:  

  • Sore throat

  • Stomach bug

  • Flu or testing for influenza

  • Strep Throat

  • Fevers

  • Cough

If you are feeling ill please stay home until you are better.  If you have a fever and cough or other symptoms you are required to stay home for at least 48 hours before returning.  If you are taking medication to keep the fever down please stay home until you can go without fever-reducing medication.  We do offer take-home covid tests, if you or a family member would like to test for covid.  If interested please contact your child’s school nurse for more information.  

With the Christmas Break around the corner, now is a good time to be reminded to practice good health hygiene, which includes washing hands frequently, social distancing when necessary, and if you are feeling sick stay home, 

We are taking extra measurements and disinfecting high-traffic areas.  Plus, we have our thermal temperature scanners at each building turned on and working to detect high temperatures.  

If your child is out sick for multiple days, I would encourage you to reach out to their teacher.  According to our handbook students are responsible for obtaining work missed while they are absent.  Upon return to school, they are expected to see the teachers of the classes they missed to get assignments.  Teachers will work with students to assist in getting work completed.  Students will be given two days to complete the work missed for each day of excused absence.  Extensions may be given at the discretion of the teacher.  Requests for homework will be distributed to teachers if and when the student is/will be absent for more than two days. If your child is struggling with getting caught up please reach out to that teacher to work through a plan together on getting everything caught up by the end of the second quarter, which will end on December 20th.  

Please know that we are closely monitoring the well-being of our students and staff each day.  As always, the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families are our top priority. Thank you again for the support, understanding, and dedication you have demonstrated for our students and staff.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact your building principal or me at the Board of Education Office.


Jason Cline 


USD 430 South Brown County