District Health Office.
The Health office promotes health and safety to support student learning. We work in partnership with students, families, teachers, administrators, and other district services to
support children to be their best, as healthy students are better learners! The school contract with Navigate Care Consulting that staffed with a Licensed School Nurse who
oversees the health office and provides training. The district health is present during the school day to:
● Provide first aid
● Provide prescribed health procedures
● Evaluate needs for special services
● Monitor immunization compliance
● Manage cases for students with chronic health conditions
● Monitor communicable diseases
● Maintain health records
● Plan, participate in and respond to crisis team needs
● Provide guidance for COVID-19, and other primary health needs
SciTech Academy takes the health and safety of its students and staff seriously. Multiple COVID-19 strategies, including regular cleaning, reinforced hand washing, and other hygiene
practices, will continue to be used in buildings to reduce the risk of transmission. The school health office and administration will continue to monitor classroom, building, and district levels closely throughout the year.
● If an individual feels sick, stay home.
● Individuals who are fever-free for 24 hours and/or have improved symptoms and feel
well enough to return to school may resume normal activities.
● Masks are not required but highly encouraged when returning to school following a positive COVID-19 case.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and MN Department of Health (MDH) have additional guidance and recommendations available on their websites. The parent/guardian or staff member is responsible for determining the best course of action and when the individual is well enough to
be in school. It is recommended that individuals who test positive for COVID-19 stay home and should isolate themselves from others for at least five (5) days from the onset of COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test, whichever comes first. However, that decision is up to the parent/guardian.
State Law (MS 121A.15) requires all students in public schools to be fully immunized or have a notarized statement exempting them from immunizations while enrolled in school. All students new to SciTech Academy must bring their immunization or exemption records to school upon enrollment. Vaccinations given on time throughout childhood are essential to help provide immunity to children before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.
Immunization records can be dropp off at school during the enrollment or annual update process, submitted direct from the child’s healthcare provided or emailed/faxed direct to the sch0ol:
100 West 66th Street | Richfield MN 55423| 612-800-2036| Fax 612-869-8522|