District Updates

September 3, 2020

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE!

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website by clicking the link below.

CHILD CARE CHANGES

The child care document on our website home page and the Community Ed page have been updated. It previously stated that both parents needed to provide documentation of being a Tier 1 worker in order to access child care, now that it is updated, only one parent needs to provide documentation.


Unsure if you are a Tier 1 worker? Visit the Mora Public Schools website and click on Community Education, then click on the tab titled "Detailed Tier 1 worker description." Documentation from your employer stating you are a Tier 1 worker will be necessary before sending your child to child care.


For information on the child care program and registration click on "Child Care For Tier 1 Workers," scroll down to "click here to register."


Email kosterdyk@moraschools.org with any questions.

UPDATE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE


Please read the following:


This year, we will be following the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). They have created a decision tree that is required for schools to follow. Here is the link for it (or see below) https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf. Please note siblings and household members will be sent home too.


As in nursing, changes are ever evolving! They have updated the decision tree. This will be used for students and staff. The bottom line - PLEASE keep your child home if ill, even if it's a slight cough or a few sneezes. It is better to err on the side of caution. Any questions, please reach out to me.

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***PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS STAYING HOME IF SICK***


We are requesting parents to take their student's temperature every evening and morning. If your child has a fever, PLEASE keep them at home. We will not be doing mass temperature screenings at the school. We are also requesting parents to self-screen their child every day prior to leaving for school. If you are able to check any of the boxes, PLEASE keep them at home.


All students and staff are required to wear masks in the buildings. Here are a couple of great links from the MN Children's Hospital which may be helpful:


How to make face masks more comfortable for kids

Breathing tips and mindfulness while wearing a mask


Another great tip - have your child practice wearing it at home while watching their favorite show or while riding in the car!


A provider's note will be required for medical exemptions for not wearing a mask at school OR the Family Flex plan is an option.


We will NOT be doing nebulizer treatments in the health office this year. Please reach out to the health office if you have any questions.


Immunizations are required, and we will be upholding exclusions on 9/8/2020 if your student is not up-to-date or we have not received a notarized exemption form. Students will be excluded on day one if they are not up-to-date with their immunizations.


PLEASE report to me, Anne Grahn (district nurse and COVID-19 coordinator), if you and/or someone in your family tests positive. Please communicate with me without worry of blame or shame with having this virus. It is okay, we are in this together. We are in a pandemic, and we all need to do our part to stop the transmission. Doing contact tracing will help, however, we need your help to do so. Please either call and leave a message for me at 320-679-6242 or e-mail me at agrahn@moraschools.org. We are all in this together!