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COVID-19 TESTING FOR STUDENTS

Our priorities this school year are keeping our students safe and learning in person. We are excited to announce the availability of free, rapid 15 minute COVID-19 tests for students which helps support our priorities of keeping our students safe and learning in person.

Free COVID-19 Testing Kits for Mahtomedi Students

The Minnesota Department of Health has provided our school district with free COVID-19 tests for students. The tests are BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test and are a rapid, 15-minute test. Please note that students will not be tested at school and kits will not be sent home without parental consent.

Rapid tests are available for free for all K-12 and Passages students at Mahtomedi Public Schools. To request a free test kit, please contact your child’s school nurse (a contact list is below).

Free COVID-19 Rapid Test Use

  • Symptomatic: If a student is staying home with symptoms or is sent home with symptoms, parents/guardians will have the option of receiving an at-home test kit (the kit will be sent home with the student OR if the student is at home, a parent/guardian may come to pick a test kit up).

  • Household Positive: If a student is a close household contact (positive COVID-19 case in student’s household), parents/guardians will have the option of receiving an at-home test kit for the student (the parent/guardian will need to pick up the test kit).

COVID-19 Notifications

  • Families are receiving exposure email notifications of positive cases in their child’s classroom(s) or bus routes. Families are asked to watch for symptoms.

  • Our universal masking policy allows us to avoid quarantining full classrooms or students who are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case at school or on a bus. 

  • Due to our layered mitigation efforts, we have not seen large community spread in our schools this school year. 

  • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined following the MDH Decision Tree

  • Students and staff who are deemed close contacts and are fully vaccinated or have had lab confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine but should monitor for symptoms.

COVID-19 Dashboard

As a reminder, our COVID-19 dashboard (www.mahtomedi.k12.mn.us/dashboard) is on our school year website. The dashboard includes positive cases by school building as well as student vaccination rates. This information is updated weekly at the end of the day on Fridays. 

School Nurse Contacts

Wildwood Elementary School: 

Kris Hedstrand, Building RN, 651-407-2104,    kris.hedstrand@isd832.net 

O. H. Anderson Elementary School: 

Marcia Senkler, Building RN, 651-407-2335, marcia.senkler@isd832.net 

Mahtomedi Middle School: 

Katie Peper, Building RN, 651-407-2216, katie.peper@isd832.net 

Vicky Fleming, Health Para   651-762-5943, vicky.fleming@isd832.net   

Mahtomedi High School:

Brooke Hemenway, Building RN,  651-762-5852, brooke.hemenway@isd832.net 

Doug Martin, LPN, 651-762-5968, doug.martin@isd832.net 

Passages Transition Program: 

Megan McMahon, Licensed School Nurse,  651-407-2169, megan.mcmahon@isd832.net

Heather Ritzer, Health Para,  651-773-4901,  heather.ritzer@isd832.net  


 
   
 

Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi Middle School, an authentically connected community of Zephyrs dedicated to the fearless pursuit of personal growth is to ensure all students possess the academic, social, and emotional foundation for individual success while exploring passions and enhancing their joy of learning, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture that fosters trusting relationships and belonging
  • An inclusive community that embraces and celebrates each individual
  • Exceptional learning experiences and diverse opportunities that inspire and challenge students inside and outside of the classroom
  • A culture that encourages curiosity and risk-taking and recognizes failure as a part of the learning process
  • A dynamic learning environment that is flexible and responsive
Mahtomedi Middle School ISD #832
8100 75th Street North, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651.407.2200
Fax: 651.407.2225
Our School
Mahtomedi Middle School provides programming to allow each student to find success academically, socially, and emotionally. Our curriculum provides students exploratory opportunities in a variety of curricular areas that provide career and college ready experiences: engineering, art, music, health, family and consumer science, phy-ed, and Spanish. Our experienced staff is focused on the social and emotional development of the early adolescent and provides small advisory groups and individual success coaching. Academic offerings include accelerated and honors courses in math, science, and language arts as well as support classes for those students who need extra attention in skill-building and time management. In addition to academic coursework, our students also have opportunities to engage and explore through our co-curricular offerings. Individual student attention is the strength of Mahtomedi Middle School.