COVID-19 Information & Resources

Screening and Stay at Home Requirements
Families, students and staff are required to self-screen at home prior to coming to school. This year we will continue to follow the MDH Decision Tree to determine when staff, students and siblings need to stay home. Thank you for your vigilance. Daily health screenings at home will help us to cut down on illness in our school building, for students, faculty and staff.
 
In summary: If a student or staff member has a more common symptom, or two less common symptoms, they must stay home. Siblings of a sick family member may attend school as long as they are symptom-free.
 
More Common Symptoms:
  • fever 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • new cough or a cough that gets worse
  • difficulty or hard time breathing
  • new loss of taste or smell
Less Common Symptoms:
  • sore throat
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • chills
  • muscle pain
  • extreme fatigue
  • new severe headache
  • nasal congestion/stuffy nose
 
Face Coverings
Face coverings will be optional for all faculty, staff, and students. As previously communicated, we ask all parents and guardians to consider what is best for their child(ren) while also being vigilant in the monitoring of symptoms and the health of their child(ren). School faculty and staff will be working diligently to eliminate any stigmatization for wearing or not wearing a face covering. Please communicate to your child(ren)'s teacher(s) if you would like for your child(ren) to wear their mask so that he/she can be sure to follow through in school.
 
Physical Distancing
Previously, we had communicated that teachers can choose to arrange their room in a way that suits the classroom best. After further conversation, we have decided that, with the exception of preschool, students will remain 3ft from other students while in the classroom.
 
Ventilation
HEPA filters are in use in each classroom. 
 
Hand Washing
Teachers will provide hand washing time before eating, and after recess. If you would like for your child to use hand sanitizer, your child is welcome to keep it in his/her backpack.
 
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Regular cleaning and disinfecting will take place with an emphasis to high touch surfaces.
 
COVID-19 Testing
SCCS has rapid antigen COVID-19 tests that can be sent home to students who are symptomatic, at a parent’s request. This is a nasal swab that will provide results in 15 minutes. Tests are available by request and can be picked up at the reception desk. To request COVID-19 tests, please email attendance@stccs.com or call the main line at 651.439.5581.
 
Students Testing Positive for COVID-19
If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they are required to stay home until it has been 10 days since symptoms began or tested positive AND:
  1. They feel better. Cough, shortness of breath and other symptoms have substantially improved.
  2. They have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using fever reducing medicine.
Reporting Positive Cases to SCCS
Please report all positive cases of either an SCCS student(s) or a household member to attendance@stccs.com. If you prefer to contact our school nurse, Tammy LeVessuer, please email levesseurt@stillwaterschools.org or call 651.439.5581 ext. 239. Please note,  Mrs. LeVesseur works Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
When reporting COVID positive cases of either an SCCS student and/or a household member please include the following information:
  • Name of individual who tested positive
  • Name of individual who tested negative, if applicable 
  • Symptoms start date(s)
  • Date of positive test results
  • Vaccination information of child(ren), if applicable
 
Close Contacts
SCCS will not be contact tracing positive cases; therefore, we will not require quarantining because of a positive case in the school. An email will go out school wide indicating what grade level the positive case is in. If parents would like more information regarding where their child was sitting in relation to the positive case, they may call the front desk at 651-439-5581.
 
Parents may decide if they prefer to pull their child from in-person learning and have their child quarantine following a positive case within the classroom. Parents who elect this optional quarantine must email their child's teacher and attendance@stccs.com.
 
COVID Positive Within the Home
If there is a positive COVID-19 case within the home, household members, will need to quarantine for the 10 days that the positive case is infectious. Students may return to school after 10 days, if they are symptom free. If an additional person in the household becomes infectious with COVID-19, the household contact will begin again. If students/staff members are fully vaccinated and there is a positive contact in the home, quarantining is not required unless symptoms arise.