Welcome to the start of a new school year! Please review the following information from the health office to help create a safe and healthy environment for all as students return to RAHS. Click here is a 5- minute Q & A video from nurse Ann.
MN Immunization Law requires that all students show documentation of being fully immunized or file a legal exemption with the school. Please check your student’s immunizations in Synergy to see if they are up to date. If you have questions or need information about obtaining a legal exemption, you can contact the health office at 651-604-1474.
Covid vaccines are not currently required for school but are strongly recommended for anyone over age 12. Getting your student vaccinated will help protect them and those around them. It will also minimize the need for your student to quarantine if exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, allowing them to continue to attend school and their other activities.
At the September 14, 2021 school board meeting, the school board of Roseville Area Schools adopted a resolution requiring staff requiring all Roseville Area Schools staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. Read the full resolution.
Daily COVID Screening
We require everyone to complete a daily screening for COVID symptoms using the Daily Screening at Home for COVID-19 Symptoms 2021-22 (see below). If your student has symptoms consistent with COVID, please keep them home and seek a COVID test. Contact the health office for guidance on when they can return to school. If your family does not have a thermometer and is unable to purchase one, please contact the health office as we may have resources to help.
Based on current levels of community spread across Minnesota, the CDC and MDH recommend that all unvaccinated school-age children and school staff should get tested for COVID-19 at least weekly throughout the school year. Unvaccinated children involved in any extracurricular activities or sports should be tested more frequently. Vaccinated students and school staff should get tested if they are experiencing symptoms or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19. COVID Testing Locations
Please contact the health office at 651-604-1474 if your student has any health concerns that might require additional care at school or might impact their learning. Our goal is to make sure your student’s health needs are met so they can fully participate in their school experience.
Lastly, we appreciate you enforcing with your student the efforts we are making to reduce risk related to COVID-19:
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19
- Wear a mask
- Regular testing for COVID-19
- Practice social distancing, as much as possible
- Stay home when ill
- Wash hands frequently
Thank You! Ann DePaolis-Jones, School Nurse