Jordan Public Schools wants to help you and your child stay healthy. Please use these COVID-19 health and safety protocols to stay safe and assess for sickness.
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 or staff. 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:
- MDH Coronavirus: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
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 email@example.com 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?
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 fourteen (14) 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 Order 20-81 "Face Covering" (July 22, 2020)(PDF)
- Executive Order 20-82 “Safe Learning Plan” (July 30, 2020) (PDF)
- Executive Order 20-94 “Safe Learning Plan Improvement” (November 5, 2020) (PDF)
- State "Safe Learning Plan" Guidance from State (November 5, 2020)(PDF) (Español)
- MDE Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools: 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools (November 5, 2020)(PDF)
- MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools: Health Considerations (September 23, 2020)(PDF)
- MDH Decision Tree for People with COVID-19 Symptoms (August 31, 2020)(PDF) (Español)
- MDH COVID-19 Sports Guidance for Youth and Adults (September 2, 2020)(PDF)
- MDH COVID-19 Music Activities and Performances (August 27, 2020)(PDF)
- MSHSL Event and Facility Management Guidance and Information DRAFT (October 8, 2020)(PDF) (FINAL)
HEALTH & SAFETY ROADMAP
HOME SCREENING TOOL & ATTENDANCE GUIDE
DISTRICT FACE COVERING PROCEDURE
- Face Covering Procedure (PDF)(08/24/2020)
MDH DECISION TREE
ATTENDANCE AND REPORTING COVID-RELATED ILLNESSES
As a reminder, attendance will be taken, for all grade levels, during synchronous distant learning classes/gatherings via live ZOOM sessions.
- Synchronous learning refers to a learning event in which a group of students are engaging in learning at the same time.
Should your child/children become ill due to COVID-19 or any other illness and is unable to participate in Distance Learning, please call the attendance line of your child’s school.
- Preschool: 952-492-4255
- Elementary School: 952-492-4444
- Middle School: 952-492-4477
- High School: 952-492-4488
IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING COVID-RELATED ILLNESS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING
During distance learning, parents/guardians are asked to continue to report COVID-related illnesses and positive tests. Reporting to your student’s school helps in the following way:
- Reporting plays an important role in helping the local county and public health departments with contact tracing and reporting.
- Contact tracing will help the school district plan for a safe reopening when that time comes.
- Staff and students who test positive and recover are exempt from some quarantine restrictions for a 90 day period.
This is a critical step in our work to keep students, staff, and community members safe. We appreciate your cooperation.