• RETURN TO LEARN HEALTH AND SAFETY: ALL STUDENTS ON-SITE

    With all students returning to on-site learning, we ask students, staff, and families to remember the following health and safety mitigation strategies:

    • Staff and students will maintain 6ft distance when possible.
      • For early learning and elementary schools only: Three feet of physical distancing or more between students is strongly recommended. Develop and keep students and staff in small cohort groups that stay together as much as possible throughout the day and from day to day. Limit mixing between cohort groups as much as possible (e.g., during lunch, bathroom breaks, arrival and dismissal, free periods, recess).
      • For middle and high schools only: Students must maintain six feet of physical distance from one another throughout the school day whenever feasible; when six feet of distancing cannot be met, a minimum of three feet of physical distance between students must be maintained.
    • Face coverings must be worn as previously indicated.  
    • JHS and JMS will utilize seating charts to ease contact tracing if needed.
    • Wash hands often.
    • Staff and students should stay home if ill or if anyone in their household is ill. Use this Home Screening Tool.
    • MDH recommends COVID testing for kids and families every two weeks.
      • The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all school-age youth returning to school, sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks through the end of the school year. Learn more.

    The District will:

    • Continue to monitor local data.
    • Continue to monitor public health in school buildings.
    • Continue staff saliva testing program in the district.
    • Staff will maintain 6ft distance when possible.
    • Face coverings will be worn as previously indicated.  

    Learn more by visiting our updated Health & Safety Roadmap.


    HOME SCREENING
    The District expects students and their parents, as well as staff members, to conduct self-screening before entering any district facility. Students who are sick should not attend school in person. Use the self-screen checklist below:

    • CLICK HERE for the Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms

    Do you need to call the attendance line?

    • Elementary School Attendance: 942-492-4444
    • Middle School Attendance: 952-492-4477
    • High School Attendance: 952-492-4488

    Need a COVID-19 test?
    The school district does not test students. To receive a COVID-19 test, contact your personal medical facility or a COVID testing site.

    • MDH  Helpline:  651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
    • Mon–Fri: 9 am to 4 pm

    Resource that you may find valuable are:


    REPORTING METHODS
    Jordan Public Schools will request parents, guardians, and staff to self-report if they or their student(s) have COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19

    IMPORTANT:  Report results of testing to the district nursing staff by emailing jordannurse@isd717.org or calling 952-492-4232


    HOW WE WILL THE DISTRICT COMMUNICATE SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19?
    Jordan Public Schools (JPS) works closely with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to determine action steps for a reported case of COVID-19. Guidance from local and state health officials will determine if communications are needed to an individual, a classroom, program participants, athletics teams/pods or a whole building.


    WHEN CAN AN INDIVIDUAL RETURN TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?
    If an individual is sent home from school with COVID-19 symptoms, they should notify their medical provider. In order to return to school, the following must take place:

    • Your child sees a healthcare provider and returns with a note stating they have been assessed AND:
      • are cleared to return to school
      • do not qualify for COVID-19 testing AND provide an alternative diagnosis
      • received a negative COVID-19 test AND provide an alternative diagnosis
    • Your child does not see a healthcare provider. The following must occur:
      • child MUST stay home from school for ten (10) days from when symptoms first appeared, AND
      • child MUST be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, AND
      • all other symptoms have improved.
         

    DOCUMENTS: PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING GUIDANCE

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    STATE GUIDANCE

DISTRICT NURSE

  • Sheila Jenc | RN, BSN
    District Nurse
    jordannurse@isd717.org
    952-492-4232 direct
    952-492-2332 main
    952-492-4450 fax
    500 Sunset Drive, Suite #2
    Jordan, MN 55352

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