Healthy students are better learners
We are here to help support your child’s health and wellness. Please contact health services staff to let us know of any health concerns or medical conditions that your child may have. Remember, if your child is sick, please keep them home.
Please report an absence any time your child is out of school due to illness.
Use the SchoolPass app (preferred method). Be sure to include the reason for the absence in the comments section. Or call the Attendance Line and include your child's first and last name, spelling of the last name, grade, date, reason for absence and a return name and phone number.
- Afton-Lakeland: 651-351-6560
- Andersen: 651-351-6601
- Brookview: 651-275-2501
- Lake Elmo: 651-351-6701
- Lily Lake: 651-351-6810
- Rutherford: 651-351-6401
- Stonebridge: 651-351-8701
- Oak-Land Middle School: 651-351-8555
- Stillwater Middle School: 651-351-6900
- Stillwater Area High School and ALC:
651-351-8000 (all day absence)
651-351-8011 (partial day absence)
- Early Childhood Family Center (ECFC)
- Lake Elmo
- Lily Lake
- Oak-Land Middle School
- Stillwater Middle School
- Stillwater Area High School and ALC
Licensed School Nurse
651-351-8000 (All Day Absence)
651-351-8011 (Partial Day Absence)
What to do if your child tests positive for COVID-19
Notify Your Child's School
Send an email to the school's Health Office AND the child's teacher(s) to notify them that your child has tested positive for COVID-19.Find contact information for your school's health and attendance offices
Report your child's absence from school to the school Attendance Office. NOTE: You only need to submit the absence once for the entire time your child is out due to COVID.
(Preferred method) Use the SchoolPass app. Be sure to include the reason for the absence as a positive COVID-19 test result in the comments section.
Call the Attendance Line at your child's school. Please include your child's first and last name, spelling of the last name, grade, reason for absence and a return phone number.
Isolate At Home
Starting with the onset of symptoms or on the day an individual tests positive for COVID (this is considered Day 0), they will be required to isolate at home for 5 full days.
- If they have no symptoms at the end of 5 days they can return to normal activities on Day 6, but they must wear a mask at all times for at least 5 more days
- If they have symptoms after 5 days, they must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved. At that time they can start the 5 days of wearing a mask at all times
- If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for a full 10 days.
- If you were asymptomatic initially, and then begin to have symptoms, you should isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms.
If someone in your household has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you should do your best to limit their exposure to others. Individuals with COVID-19 must isolate and may not come to school. The district requires other unvaccinated students living in the home quarantine for a minimum of 5 days and have a negative COVID test (on day 5) before returning to school. Learn about testing.
Information from MDH about steps to take if you are sick can be found here
Note about missed assignments
Unlike last year when we were switching between in-person, hybrid and online learning, we do not have additional staff available to help support students learning from home. While class assignments are available on Schoology and Seesaw or from a teacher, students are not expected to keep up with school work when they are out sick or on quarantine. As with any excused absence from school, students will be provided time to make-up missed assignments after returning to school.
Self-screening for COVID symptoms is highly encouraged. Per MDH guidelines, students or staff experiencing any of the following symptoms should stay home. It is also advisable that these individuals get tested for COVID.
More common symptoms are 1 or more of these:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- New cough or a cough that gets worse
- Difficulty/hard time breathing
- New loss of taste or smell.
Less common symptoms are two or more of these:
- Sore throat
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Muscle pain
- Extreme fatigue/feeling very tired
- New severe/very bad headache
- New nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose.
Things To Know:
- If an individual has one or more of these symptoms, they should stay home and should stay away from others, including family members, as much as possible.
- Notify the school/child care/youth program of symptoms and consider calling the child’s doctor or other health care provider and schedule a COVID test.
- Children should stay home for other illnesses that have symptoms that are similar to COVID-19, such as strep throat, stomach illness, or pink eye.
General Stay Home Guidelines for Illness:
Individuals should stay home if they have:
- COVID-19 symptoms
- Fever of 100 degrees F within the last 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication ("Tylenol" or ibuprofen type medicines)
- Diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours
- Uncontrolled cough
- Mucus/sputum that is green or yellow and cannot be contained
- Strep (may return to school 12 hours after start of antibiotic)
- Chicken pox (may return when pox are crusted over)
- An open wound that cannot be covered
Please inform the health office if your child has been diagnosed by a physician with any highly contagious disease. The information will be kept confidential, but it is important to prevent the spread of disease. Contact Health office for:
- Chicken pox or shingles
- Fifth's disease
- Head lice, even after treatment
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- An open wound that cannot be covered
Does your child have a chronic health condition we should know about?
Please submit the appropriate forms to notify us of your child's needs Once completed, return the forms to the health staff. We will work with you to develop a plan to keep your child healthy at school. Forms are required to be updated each year.
Students must have documentation of their immunization status for certain diseases in order to attend school, as required by state law.
Feeling sick. Stay home. This will help spread contagious illnesses, including COVID-19, and keep our kids learning in school.