News & Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus operational response plan

We understand families may have questions and concerns regarding the much-publicized coronavirus outbreak around the globe. Mounds View Public Schools is proactively outlining actions that would be taken in the event of significant student or staff absences during the school year.

This plan primarily focuses on actions to be taken assuming that all schools would remain open despite significant student or staff absences. However, schools could close at the direction of the state. In any event, parents always retain the right to determine if their child will attend school or not.


As we develop plans, we will consider the following issues and address District operations including:


  • Reporting of student and staff absences
  • Attendance policies and grading considerations
  • Flexible learning days
  • School-sponsored travel
  • Co-curricular contests and events
  • School cleaning protocols
  • Prevention strategies and education
  • District communication to families


In addition, school nurses and health services staff continue to meet regularly and work closely with public health officials.


“Keep your child home from school if he or she has a fever of 100 degrees or more or is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea," says District health coordinator Sarah Osterman. "And check with your healthcare provider if he or she has a new rash, skin sores or blisters.”


For more complete information on determining if your child should stay home, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/healthservices.


As always, the District will work in partnership with agencies including the Minnesota Department of Health and will follow their recommendations. For more information, visit www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools.html.

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