JA Cub Report
Weekly Update #9: Thursday, October 8, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has provided a Decision Tree for individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms in Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs. To keep students and staff safe and healthy, Rochester Public Schools will follow this guidance to determine the length of time students will need to remain away from school when exposed or exhibiting symptoms. This exclusion guidance is designed specifically for schools and child care programs by MDH, therefore, these guidelines may differ from businesses or employers.
Prior to coming into a school building, students and staff should use the At-Home COVID Screening tool to determine if they are well enough to come to school that day. Individuals experiencing symptoms should remain home and talk to their health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. A Daily Symptom Monitoring Tool is available to help families track their child's symptom screening each day.
We understand that these are challenging times. The safety, security, and health of students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our school community safe and healthy.
Student school board opportunity
Below you will find the student school board form for new members.
- Return date October 13th
- Return to Wendy Edgar - WEEDGAR@rochesterschools.org
- Meeting times will be during LUNCH time
rps social and emotional support
Rochester Public Schools feels strongly about providing services for mental health supports. If you are concerned about your child's mental health, please use one of these screening tools to give you a quick snapshot of your child's mental health. If your results indicate your child may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a school counselor, school social worker, doctor or a therapist) can talk with you about the results and talk about available options.