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3 Family Preparations for In-Person

1) All students will be required to wear masks all day. The only exceptions are for breakfast, lunch, and hydration. If your child needs to seek an exemption for medical reasons, the exemption needs to be in place before we return. Contact our School Nurse, Doneta Johnston, via email or at 651-888-7636. If your child does not want to or does not like wearing a mask and refuses, we encourage you to register your child for Virtual Learning School (VLS).


2) Read and review the Saint Paul Public Schools COVID-19 Student and Family Guidelines. We strongly urge you to watch the handwashing and masking videos and practice together. After reading the Guidelines, please email with any questions.


3) SPPS will not screen children each day. We ask families to answer the following four questions each morning before sending your child to school:

  1. Did my child recently test positive for COVID-19?

  2. Does my child have any of the COVID-19 symptoms?

  3. Does my child live with someone who is being tested for COVID-19 or showing symptoms of COVID-19?

  4. Did my child have close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19?


If you answered YES to any of the above:

  • Do not send your child to school, report your child’s absence, and contact your child’s healthcare provider.

  • Report your child’s symptoms or exposure using the online SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System. There will be a red button on our home page or a gray button at the top of the Perspectives.