Student Health Services
Winona Area Public Schools is closed March 16-27
- WAPS district leadership and staff members are preparing for the possibility of distance learning if an extended closure is ordered at a federal, state or local level. Please check the School Closures Update page for more on this process, including how to access free student meals and child care for certain employee groups.
Communication sent to WAPS families and staff
- Monday, March 16, 2020
- Sunday, March 15, 2020
- Friday, March 13, 2020
- Thursday, March 12, 2020
- Friday, March 6, 2020
- Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
Resources from the Minnesota Department of Health
- Minnesota Department of Health information for schools, colleges and universities
- Hand hygiene print materials from the MDH
- Situation update from the MDH (including testing numbers)
Resources from the Centers for Disease Control
- Information for K-12 schools and childcare providers
- Travel Health Notices
- Considerations for school closures
- Get Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Nonpharmaceutical interventions to help slow the spread
- Frequently asked questions and answers on COVID-19
Resources from Winona Health
Other resources for better understanding of COVID-19
- Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Special Report
- World Health Organization: Video on understanding the novel coronavirus
Resources for discussing the coronavirus with your children
- NPR: A comic for kids explaining the new coronavirus
- Helping children cope with anxiety about the risk of infection
- New York Times: Talking to teens and tweens about the coronavirus
- BrainPOP: A video for kids on the coronavirus
Stories of note from local and regional media sources
- NPR Report: How to prepare your home for the coronavirus
- Star Tribune: What should Minnesotans know about the coronavirus
Resources for families who may need financial assistance
- Bridges Health Winona (free health services in Winona)
- Winona Area Public Schools Community Resource Guide
- Gundersen Health Financial Assistance Program
- Winona Health Financial Assistance Program
- Minnesota Department of Human Services Health Care Programs
- Winona County Community Health Services
Major goals of our Student Health Services program include:
• assisting with access to primary health care.
• providing a system for dealing with crisis medical situations.
• providing health screening and immunization monitoring.
• identification and care of student health concerns.
• promotion of appropriate health education.
• promoting a healthful and safe school environment that facilitates learning.
• providing a system of evaluation of the effectiveness of the school health program.
Student Health Services staff strive to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for students. We request that parents notify us of any health condition that may affect their child’s educational progress, especially any that may result in an emergency or require our assistance during the school day. Our staff is available to assist students and their families in planning any needed school accommodations.
Students who become ill during the school day must report to the school health office for assistance. Health office staff will provide care and contact a parent/guardian if the student needs to be released from school.