Robbinsdale Area Schools

Tips For Staying Healthy This Winter

Dear SEA families,

We are writing to share some important information about staying healthy and preventing the spread of illness throughout our community. During the months of colder weather, we see an increase of students experiencing symptoms of illness including fever, cough, and sore throat that are often seen in COVID, RSV, and Influenza. 

If students are feeling ill, we request that students remain at home until they are well enough to return to school. For example, if your student has a temperature above 100 degrees, vomiting, diarrhea, or is not well enough to participate in school, please keep your student home and seek the advice of a healthcare professional as needed.

Students may return to school once they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and they are well enough to participate. Students may return to school once 24 hours have passed since their last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.

If your student tests positive for COVID, please complete a COVID reporting form, which can be found on the district website, and guidance will be provided. COVID tests are available in the school health office. 

Please know we continue to keep our classrooms, buildings, and shared spaces clean and sanitized to help reduce the spread of illness. We ask you and your family to practice the following safety protocols: 

  • Wearing a face covering for 10 days following an exposure to COVID is recommended

  • Frequent handwashing with soap and water

  • Covering coughs and sneezes; do not touch your face with unwashed hands

  • Staying home from school, child care, sports, and other activities if you are feeling il

If you have general questions regarding your students' health or the district’s illness protocols, please contact the school health office: (kate_antonenko@rdale.org, 763-504-7205).

For questions regarding COVID, please contact Kelsey Ward: (kelsey_ward@rdale.org, 763-504-8187).

For any other questions, please contact add contact information as necessary.                                           

For attendance please call: 763-971-4510. Leave your name, your child’s name, grade and symptoms they are experiencing. 

Thank you for your help in keeping our school community healthy.

Heather Hanson
Principal