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2020-21 Important School Information

HOME SCREENING

Answer these screening questions each time you are going to send your child to school, child care, or another youth program. If you answer “yes” to any question, your child should stay home.

LOCKERS

To limit the amount of time students need to be out in the hallways, students will not have access to lockers for the 2020-2021 school year. Please make sure your student has a comfortable backpack with limited supplies, including a water bottle as drinking fountains are unavailable at this time.

 

FACE COVERINGS

Per the Governor’s mandate, face coverings are required for all students, staff, and other persons present in the building. Be sure to have a variety of comfortable masks for your student to use if doing blended learning at Edgewood. Disposable masks will be provided to students, if needed.

 

MEDICATION REQUESTS

If you would like your child to take prescription medication at school this year, please complete the Prescription Medication Authorization Form (including both healthcare provider and parent signatures), and return it to school along with your child’s medication in the original pharmacy labeled container (your pharmacy will issue 2 bottles upon request for home and school). If you are hoping to allow over-the-counter medication please fill out and sign the OTC Medication Parent Authorization form and bring it to the Health Office in original packaging.

Note: a “Severe Allergy Medication Authorization” or “Asthma Action Plan Medication Authorization” signed by you and your healthcare provider is preferred for students with asthma or severe allergies.

 

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Maintaining high levels of immunization coverage is critical to preventing additional outbreaks in school and child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that many families have skipped or delayed visits to the clinic because of recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare providers are ready to serve children for immunization services and get them caught up on vaccines. Please contact your student’s health care provider to schedule this important care.

Booster immunizations are required for all kindergarten and 7th grade students. You can find out if your child's immunization record is up to date by checking your ParentVUE Account under the Health tab. You can also view the “Is my child ready for School” form. You can request a copy of your child’s immunization record at the state by calling 651-201-3980 or visiting Find My Immunization Record. If you have difficulty locating a provider for immunizations, please visit Where To Get Vaccinated. The Minnesota Vaccines for Children program offers Free or low-cost immunizations for eligible children aged 18 years and younger.

SCHOOL PHYSICALS

Reminder, annual well-child visits are recommended and a great time to get a flu shot. We recommend the School Physical Exam form to be completed for incoming kindergarten students. Additionally, if your student is interested in playing on a high school team (students are eligible for some high school sports beginning in 7th grade), they will need a Sports Qualifying Physical Exam. Well-child visits are a great time to update immunizations, too!

 

NUTRITION SERVICES 2020-2021 PRICES

Breakfast: $1.65 – Secondary Students

Lunch: $2.95 – Secondary Students

Other

$0.60 – Milk

$2.25 – Adult Breakfast

$4.00 – Adult Lunch

September Lunch Menu can be found here

Educational Benefits

Families can complete their Application for Educational Benefits (free/reduced priced meals). A new application must be completed each school year. Paper applications will be available at our Welcome Back Day or apply online here.

 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

On schedule, bus passes will be mailed out the week of September 7. Letters will go out to families of special ed students this same week.

The Transportation Department will continue to accept new registrations and change requests, but will not be processing any of these between the dates of September 4 and September 30. This a safety issue, allowing time for drivers to practice their routes, and create seat assignments based on physical distance. Changes will resume on October 1.

Families who want busing and reside in a FEE AREA will need to pay for busing (if not done so already). Payment can be made by check, payable to “Mounds View Public Schools” and delivered to your child’s school or online using this PayPal link. Those families that qualify for Educational Benefits will qualify for free busing as well. Apply for benefits here.

State law requires public school districts to provide free transportation to all students living two miles or more from their school. MVPS meets this requirement. Families who want busing and reside in a FEE AREA will need to pay for busing (if not done so already). Payment can be made by check, payable to “Mounds View Public Schools” and delivered to your child’s school or online using this PayPal link: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/9763. Families that qualify for Educational Benefits will qualify for free busing as well. To apply for benefits, use this link: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/121.

Can my child ride home with a friend or use another bus stop? No. The bus pass indicates the exact stop location. Students can only ride their scheduled bus and must get on and off at their stop only.

Does my child need to keep the bus pass all year?

Yes. Please have your child keep the pass in his/her backpack. This is helpful for substitute drivers.

 

ATTENDANCE LINE

Please call the 24-hour Attendance Line at 651-621-6601 by 7:25 AM to report our child’s absence or tardy. You will need to call the Attendance Line each day your child is absent.

Homework is available upon parent request after two full consecutive absent days. Homework can be picked up in the front office by parents after 2:45 PM. If you are planning a vacation, please send a note with your child prior to your vacation. Your student will be given a “Travel Plan Form”.

 

STAY INFORMED

Edgewood e-news - This weekly, electronic newsletter is sent via email to all parents/guardians. The newsletter contains news, reminders, events, activities and is the best way to get a complete picture for the upcoming week at Edgewood.

ParentVUE - This parent portal gives parents secure, electronic access to their student’s records, as well access to online registration. Staff in all MV schools use this system to provide families with more consistent and reliable communication about their child’s progress. For information on how to sign up for a ParentVUE account, call the school office.

Facebook & Twitter - Edgewood uses social media platforms as another way to send news, announcements, reminders and to showcase student learning.

www.facebook.com/EdgewoodMiddleSchool

https://twitter.com/EdgewoodMSchool