Student Health Screener
Our work to prepare to safely welcome back staff and students has centered around layered mitigation strategies – the most important being mask-wearing and vaccinations. Like last school year, we also require daily health screening for staff and students.
Every morning at 6 a.m., you will receive an automated email from MMSD prompting you to monitor your child's health. You'll need to do this before your child leaves for school.
The email will ask three questions:
1. In the last 48 hours, has your child experienced symptoms of COVID-19? (Symptoms will be listed.)
2. Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
3. Has your child had any contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days? (Close Contact will be defined.)
If the answer to all three questions is No, you do NOT need to fill out or submit the screener and your child can come to school.
If you answer Yes to any of the three questions, you do need to complete and submit the screener and your child must stay home. Once you submit the screener, you'll receive a response with instructions on next steps, depending on which question(s) you answered Yes to.
All answers are completely confidential and HIPAA compliant. Your school nurse is the only person who will have access to responses in order to follow up with families.
We understand that daily emails can feel annoying and overwhelming, but this is important. We also know that for families with multiple children, it might be confusing which screener email is tied to which child. In the first line of the email, you should see your child's name. Each email is automatically connected to a specific child and school. This way, you do not have to enter all of their information in the screener, and, if you submit the screener, it will go to the correct school nurse.
If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.