Health Services Reminder
Health Services Reminders
As we navigate through the annual cold/flu season, Shakopee Public Schools encourages parents and guardians to keep students home if they are exhibiting flu-related symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness and/or body aches. These symptoms usually begin suddenly and may be severe enough to stop daily activities. The Department of Health offers the following guidance to protect one’s self and others:
Avoid being around others who are sick.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Protect infants by not exposing them to large crowds or sick family members when flu is in your community.
Do not share drinking cups and straws.
Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones, water faucets).
If a student will be absent from school, please call their school’s attendance line. In addition to calling the attendance line, positive COVID-19 cases can also be reported using our Optional Self-Reporting tool by clicking here.
Additionally, the district’s custodial staff has increased their efforts to frequently clean commonly touched surfaces in our schools.