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Report Student COVID-19 Suspected or Confirmed Case

Please complete the form below if you suspect that your child has COVID-19 or he/she has a confirmed case of COVID-19. You will receive a follow-up call from someone on our COVID Response Team. Thank you!

Student Reporting Form for COVID-19

District 196 Covid Dashboard

Healthy students are successful students

Our school staff provide a variety of services that support a healthy learning community. We are committed to providing students with health conditions access to their education by facilitating their independence and creating a community of support by working collaboratively with the student, their family and district staff. School nurses promote optimal student health for optimal learning. 

In-Person Attendance

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic District 196 will be following the guidelines for attendance, exclusion and isolation established by the Minnesota Department of Health. Our nurses work with students and their families, staff and health care providers to develop plans supporting school attendance.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 Pandemic it is especially important that: 

  1. You continue to consult with your health care provider regarding well-visits and immunizations
  2. Maintain good hygiene
  • Wash hands, don't touch your face
  • Regularly practice social distancing
  • Wear a face mask in public
  • Stay home when you aren't feeling well
  • Stay away from others who are ill 

Establish healthy habits early to ensure your child’s success

Instilling healthy habits and routines (adequate sleep/nutrition) and consistent attendance ensures a student’s success in school even as early as kindergarten. We know that too many absences/tardies, for whatever reason, can cause children to fall behind both academically and socially.

The school district will follow the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health for recommended exclusion and notification for vaccine-preventable diseases including mumps, measles, rubella, pertussis, diphtheria, viral hepatitis, chickenpox and meningitis. Families will not be notified and students are not excluded for lice, pink eye or strep throat.

Kimberly Sikkink

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Falcon Ridge Middle School
Title(s)
Nurse

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
651-683-6969 x10013

Student Information

The health office is located in the general office area. The nurse’s office hours are 7:45 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. The school nurse is available to coordinate and provide care for our students.

  • Student must have a pass from their teacher before reporting to the health office, unless it is an emergency. If a student wants to come to the health office between classes, he/she must obtain a pass from the teacher of the next hour’s class.
  • Students may not leave school or arrange for their own ride home without first reporting to the nurse. The school nurse will assess the illness and call if necessary.
  • Prescription medication brought to school must be turned into the health office upon school arrival. District policy states the following rules regarding prescription medication administration at school.
  • Medication Authorization for all prescription medications must be on file in the health office giving the school nurse permission to give the medication
    • Prescription medication must be in a pharmacy labeled bottle
    • Medication given longer than two weeks needs a medical authorization
    • Narcotic medications are not allowed to be used during the school day
    • Non-prescription medication can be self-administered by 7th and 8th grade students if the emergency card is signed by a parent/guardian and the student abides by the district’s policy.
*Please note that the nurse does not administer any prescribed medications without a written order from the prescriber.  
*Prescribed, controlled medication is expected to be dropped off by the parent/guardian of the student.  Students will not be allowed to bring the medications to school.  The nurse will count the medication with the parent/guardian present.  
*Medication brought to school in a baggie will not be accepted.  It must come in the original bottle with the prescription on it.
*If your student takes a prescribed medication and forgets to take it at home, it is your responsibility to come to school and administer it directly to your child yourself.  Please do not expect the nurse to administer it.  

Immunizations

Immunization requirements must be met per district policies and state laws. Please contact our school nurse, Ms. Sikkink at 952-431-8760 for questions. Families should ask for a printed report of immunizations from your medical provider.  Submit this documentation to the school nurse for entry. You can mail or fax it to the health office. (Fax 952-431-8770). It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure we receive these records and to notify the student’s previous school of your intent to enroll at Falcon Ridge Middle School.  

Please do not hesitate to call should you have any questions about our school or the registration process. We look forward to working with you are and your child. 

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