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Olson reaches out to parents on morning health screening of their kids

Superintendent refers parents to Minnesota Department of Health criteria as they assess their kids' health and any symptoms in the mornings before school.

Jeremy Olson, Crookston School District superintendent

I have been communicating lately about a screening tool that we are going to be asking you as parents to use as you make decisions about sending your students each morning.

At the bottom of this message is the Parent/Staff Screening tool, which is the tool that we are asking parents to use. This tool is based on the Minnesota Department of Health Decision Tree, also linked at the bottom of this article.

We know that kids are going to have colds and allergies and we are trying to help parents understand what they should do in those situations as this is new for many of us and may or may not have anything to do with COVID-19. MDH released the decision tree to guide parents and educators on how to safely handle students who have symptoms and to what degree to restrict them from school.

So what does this look like?

In the morning we are asking that you evaluate your child/children:

Do they have any of the symptoms listed in the "less common" or "more common" boxes?

If so, follow the appropriate pathway and notify the school of the absence and pathway being followed.

Download the MDH Decision Tree: https://msg.schoolmessenger.com/m/?s=Ufx9sHdJzIs&mal=f265b30603f06d7760e972d037b00842e7dc7353d02bf80a6f911ebc03e93d50

Download the ParentStaff Screener: https://msg.schoolmessenger.com/m/?s=Ufx9sHdJzIs&mal=5816474208d4bc46142c4fe42b1b6b3433b069328d17271039ac4ca69ce91616