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) to notify the school of absences. Families can download the SchoolPass app on their mobile device. Please include the reason for the absence in the comments section.
Need help? Contact the Family Support Help Desk at 651-351-8404 or email@example.com
Lake Elmo: 651-351-6701
Lily Lake: 651-351-6810
Oak-Land Middle School: 651-351-8555
Stillwater Middle School: 651-351-6900
For questions related to health services offered, special health considerations and other health related issues, please contact your school's Health Office.
- Early Childhood Family Center (ECFC)
- Lake Elmo
- Lily Lake
- Oak-Land Middle School
- Stillwater Middle School
- Stillwater Area High School and ALC
- Oak Park Building (Transitions)
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 below 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.
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. It is recommended to wear a mask and get tested.
Note about missed assignments
Class assignments are available on Schoology and Seesaw or from a teacher, however, 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.
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 quarantine and may not come to school. Others living in the home can continue to go to child care, school, youth program, camp and other community activities or they may choose to quarantine. All household members should continue to monitor for symptoms and consider being tested.
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.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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.
Support for mental health: You're not alone
More and more of the youth in our communities are struggling with mental health issues, from anxiety and depression to drug addiction and suicide ideation.
If you're noticing your child acting out, becoming anxious or depressed, or developing unhealthy behaviors or addictions, please reach out to us. We are here to help.
Please see our Mental Health Support Page
Minnesota Statute 121A.15 requires every student enrolled in school to be immunized against certain diseases or file a legal medical or non-medical exemption. This law includes students enrolled in public and non-public PreK programs, as well as childcare, preschool, alternative programs and home school programs.
Students will not be able to attend school if their immunizations are not in compliance in one of the following ways:
- Immunization record. The Immunization Form (or the Formulario de vacunaciones -español) can be used to document vaccinations and/or claim an exemption from the requirements for medical or non-medical exemptions. Schools will accept other versions of immunization records too as long as all required immunizations are listed.
- Medical exemptions must be signed by a health care provider.
- Non-medical exemptions must be signed by a parent/guardian and notarized.
Any time your child is due for an immunization, updated records showing compliance must be submitted to your child's school. Common times this occurs would be:
- Any new student moving into the district.
- All students entering kindergarten (including their five-year-old shots).
- All seventh graders who haven't yet turned in their immunization records for middle school.
- Any high school student who has received immunizations (meningococcal vaccination is due age 16-18).
Need to get your child immunized?
Check with your local clinic or medical provider or check out these local resources:
Washington County Department of Public Health also provides immunizations on a sliding fee scale. The Washington County Government Center is located at 14949 62nd Street North Stillwater, MN and provides reduced fee immunizations to persons enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program [MA, GAMC, MN Care or a PMAP] or persons who are uninsured or have insurance without vaccine coverage. There is a $12 administration fee per immunization. No one is refused service due to inability to pay. Local immunization clinics are typically held on the first Tuesday of each month. Call 651-430-4036 with questions.
Flu Clinic Information
Influenza season starts in the fall and goes until spring, with it typically peaking in February-March. Everyone age 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. Find a flu clinic near you.