Student Health Screener
New health screener for MMSD students begins June 14, 2022
We would like to share some important updates we are making to our electronic health screener process, effective June 14, 2022. The screening process remains an incredibly powerful tool for helping our school health offices, along with Public Health - Madison & Dane County, collect accurate information about conditions in our community. That information helps us make smart decisions in order to keep our staff, students, and volunteers safely teaching, learning, and supporting through summer 2022 and beyond.
In place of the daily reminder email every morning, we will be sending out one reminder email on Sunday evenings which will contain a link to the new screener. We recommend saving or bookmarking the link to the app in your preferred web browser. As in the past, you should complete and submit the screener any day your student:
has symptoms of COVID-19 OR
has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 OR
receives a positive COVID-19 test result
Families of all MMSD students – not just students attending MMSD summer programming – will receive a weekly reminder to complete the screener. If your child is not attending summer programming, you may ignore the weekly emails, or you are invited to complete the screener if you would like an MMSD nurse or contact tracer to follow up with you.
Aligned to guidance
The new screener more robust and user-friendly, and aligns with the most recent Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Public Health - Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) guidance, and will be responsive as guidance evolves. For example, the new screener can distinguish between symptoms that indicate COVID on their own – like a loss of taste or smell – from more commonplace symptoms like a runny nose or headache.
More intelligent next steps
The new screener is also more intelligent and agile, giving you next steps based on the information you submit. For example, if you report that your student was a close contact, but they are not approved to go to school based on your responses, you will only receive instructions about what to do if your student has symptoms if you ALSO indicate your student is showing symptoms.
Another important change is how you will access the new screener:
You will follow the link either from your email or as a bookmark in your browser
Then, log in using your student's Infinite Campus information.
If you have questions about this process, please reach out via Let's Talk (Health and Wellness topic) on the district's website.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping our MMSD community safe!