Covid-19 Response

NEW COVID-19 UPDATES For 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

Saint Peter School District Covid-19 Protocols

UPDATES FROM DISTRICT NURSE RACHEL FITCH
2/24/22

If you tested positive for COVID-19, isolate for at least 5 days. To calculate your 5-day isolation period, day 0 is your first day of symptoms and Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed. If there are no symptoms, Day 0 is the day of your positive viral test (based on the date you were tested) and day 1 is the first full day after the specimen was collected for your positive test. You can leave isolation after 5 full days.

  • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation).

  • You should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of your 5-day isolation period. If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for a full 10 days.

  • If you continue to have fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved. Continue to wear a well-fitting mask. Contact your healthcare provider if you have questions.

** Unvaccinated household contacts of a positive case: Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 days, Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

Get tested
Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

2/15/22
During a special meeting on February 15, 2022 the Saint Peter School Board approved changes to our COVID mitigation strategies beginning Wednesday, February 16.
The following protocols are now in place:

  • Recommended masking for all PreK-12 students and staff (Hoffmann Learning Center to follow Leo A Hoffmann guidance).

  • Recommended masking continues on all school buses (Federal Mandate).

  • Required masking in the health offices only if symptomatic, otherwise just recommended. (Updated 2/24/22)

  • KN-95 masks available upon request in the health offices.

  • COVID-19 test kits continue to be available upon request.

  • Families will be notified of classroom exposures and quarantines will be recommended but not required.

  • Students and staff with positive cases continue with current practices of isolation (minimum 5 days or until symptoms improve).

  • COVID data will continue to be monitored and adjustments recommended to mitigation strategies accordingly.

Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding as we prepare to move forward.
These changes apply to all staff and students (with the exception of Hoffmann Learning Center).

Kind Regards,
Superintendent, Bill Gronseth

SEE DETAILS ON LINKS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL COVID PROTOCOL & RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CDC AND STATE OF MINNESOTA

RESOURCES:

Saint Peter Public Schools Covid-19 Case Dashboard

Covid-19 Isolation Guide

CDC

January 12, 2022

FLEXIBLE LEARNING DAY INFORMATION:

To: Parents & Guardians

From: Saint Peter Public Schools Principals & Program Leads

Re: Flexible Learning Days for Future Inclement Weather Days 2021-22 School Year

If you have specific questions about your student’s plans or activities during these days, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s principal or program lead.

Early Childhood Center
The Flexible Learning Day for PreK involves preschool friendly learning activities to do with your child at home. Teachers will send home the Flexible Learning Day BINGO sheet and instructions with your child. Teachers, students, and parents will be able to communicate throughout the day through each classroom’s Homeroom or Seesaw & via email and telephone. Please feel free to post photos of your child and their at home learning.

South & North Elementary Schools
In the event of an inclement weather forecast prediction, teachers will attempt to send iPads home with their students. Students will login to their Seesaw account and complete the learning tasks assigned by their teachers. Teachers will have the day's tasks posted on the Seesaw site by 10:00 am. Teachers will be available to support students via phone, email or Google Meet. For students who don't have internet access, teachers will provide time and resources for them to complete the Flexible Learning Day tasks on the next day that school is in session.

Saint Peter Middle - Grades 5-8
Saint Peter High School & Rock Bend ALC - Grades 9-12
Students at the middle school and high school levels use Google classrooms. In the event of an inclement weather forecast prediction, students will be reminded to bring their device home. There are several internet “hotspots” for students to check out from the media center. Students should know how to access their teacher’s Google classrooms and will be expected to check in for Flexible Learning Day assignments. Teachers will have assignments posted by 10:00 am and are available for questions and discussion via Google classroom or through email during the day. Flexibility on assignment deadlines will be granted for students with limited or no access.


Saint Peter Public School District follows all state guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19. As of January 2022, all current CDC recommendations for the State of Minnesota are located on their website:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronaviru...

AUGUST, 2021 MESSAGE

Dear Saint Peter Public Schools Families,

The last year and a half have changed how we do almost everything in our daily lives. We have learned a lot about living in the midst of a global pandemic. The situation, however, continues to change as new variants spread around the world. We are fortunate to have a little over half of the population of Nicollet County vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated, including those under the age of 12, remain at risk of contracting the virus.

Our 21-22 Covid Plan includes protocols and practices to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Our protocols will vary dependent upon the health of our community, and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Ed- ucation, Department of Health, the Governor, the Center for Disease Control, and the Federal Government. We will continue to alter and adapt the plan as we learn more or as needs change. There may be times when we need to add more protocols for protection and other times that we can remove the requirement.

As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, we are excited to have a more “normal” start to our school year with everyone attending in-person, five days a week. We look forward to cheering on our Saints from the sidelines, listening to the choir and the band, attending musicals and plays, and continuing the traditions we all love to be a part of— including partnering with the community to provide our students with the best possible educational journey.

Kind Regards,
Bill Gronseth
Superintendent, Saint Peter Schools

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