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 call the school attendance line each day your child is absent due to illness.
- 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)
Families should notify the Health Office, program coordinator, coach or teacher if their child tested positive.
- Program/class participants and their families will be notified of a positive case with a general notification letter when a case is reported.
- If there is a positive COVID case in the household, students who are not fully vaccinated or have not had a lab confirmed case of COVID in the last 90 days, should stay home for 14 days (which starts after the last day of contact with the positive person).
- People who test positive for COVID-19 must stay at home until all three of these things are true:
- They feel better. Their cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better; AND,
- It has been 10 days since they first felt sick or tested positive; AND,
- They have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fever.
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.