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We've compiled all of the most important staff resources here for you.
- COVID-19 Resources
- Election Dos & Don'ts
- Employee Assistance Support (EAP)
- Omada Health & Omada Mind (free online support)
- Holiday Schedule
- Master Contracts
- TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION PLAN (TDEP)
- Well@Work Clinic
Masking Guidance (updated 1/14/22)
MDH recommends wearing a high-quality mask to help limit COVID-19, including variants like Omicron. Examples of high-quality masks include N95 or KN95 masks, which are very good at blocking droplets. The district will be providing staff with medical grade masks. KN95 masks will be available upon request.
If you do not have this type of mask, wear a mask with two or more layers of tightly woven fabric. You can also layer a disposable mask under a cloth mask to increase effectiveness. The cloth mask should press the edges of the disposable mask snugly against your face.
Do not wear face coverings made of thinner, loosely woven, or single-layer fabric such as certain types of masks, scarves, neck gaiters, or bandannas. They are not as effective for blocking droplets that come out when speaking, coughing, or sneezing. If you wear a scarf or neck gaiter for warmth, also wear a mask underneath it.
What do I do if I am sick?
- Whether vaccinated against COVID or not, stay home if you are sick! Learn more about when to stay home.
- Notify your supervisor and enter your absence as normal (request a sub if needed).
- Consider getting tested.
- Contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.
What do I do if I am COVID positive?
See Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website: What to Do if You Have COVID-19
- Notify your supervisor and enter your absence as normal; (request a sub if needed).
- Notify the building health office staff to determine your return to work date.
- Notify the Human Resources Office and send a copy of your positive test results.
Starting with the onset of symptoms or on the day an individual tests positive for COVID, they will be required to isolate at home for 5 full days:
- If they have no symptoms at the end of 5 days they can return to normal activities on Day 6, but they must wear a mask at all times for at least 5 more days.
- If they have symptoms after 5 days, they must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved. At that time they can start the 5 days of wearing a mask at all times.
- If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for a full 10 days.
- If you were asymptomatic initially, and then begin to have symptoms, you should isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms.
What do I do if I am a close contact to a person with COVID-19?
See MDH’s website What To Do If You Have Had Close Contact With A Person With COVID-19
Free take-home COVID-19 test kits are available in our school health offices by request.
FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HEALTH OFFICES
Vault testing kits: The saliva test kits can be taken home and returned to Oak-Land or Stillwater Middle Schools or Stillwater Area High School before 10 am on Tuesdays or Thursdays to be delivered to the testing laboratory.
There are also many COVID-19 testing options available to Minnesotans. Please visit COVID-19 Testing - Minnesota Dept. of Health for more information on Minnesota's free community testing sites, no-cost COVID-19 test at home , or locations at a local pharmacy, clinic or hospital. You can also order an at-home Vault saliva molecular/PCR test at no cost: No-Cost COVID Testing For All Minnesotans
Community Testing Center
Free rapid COVID-19 testing is available at the Stillwater Armory, 350 Maryknoll Drive North in Stillwater. The testing center is open Wednesdays - Fridays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can walk-in or schedule an appointment.
Families should consult with their physicians or local, county, and state health organizations to learn more about vaccines and determine what, if anything, is best for their family. You can learn more on MDH's Vaccination website.
Community Vaccination Site
Oakdale at Inwood Oaks, 484 Inwood Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128. Schedule Your Vaccination
Hours of operation:
- Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Mondays and Tuesday from 1 – 8 p.m.
- Closed Wednesdays-Saturdays
Staff Guidelines During Referendum Campaign
Minnesota political campaign laws are very clear that NO SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS can be used to promote a YES or NO vote for a bond, or for an individual candidate or position. The school district may (and will) use funds to provide factual information so that voters can make an informed choice.
The district’s role is to INFORM citizens - not to advocate for a “Yes” or “No” vote.
All referendum informational materials prepared or distributed with the use of school district funds must be approved by the Communications Office. The goal of the district’s informational campaign is to keep residents informed and provide accurate information in a neutral manner.
Please use the guide regarding what you as a staff member may or may not do in regard to a referendum election. If you have additional questions, call the Communications Office at 651-351-8320.
- Answer factual questions about the issues
- Express a personal opinion about issues when asked
- Volunteer to work with a citizen’s committee during non-work hours, including hosting neighborhood meetings and/or writing editorials or letters to the editor
- Contribute personal funds to a campaign
- Wear personal symbols of expression (ie. buttons, shirts, etc.) as long as they comply with other district policies
- Display campaign signs and posters on personal property (home, cars, etc.)
- Speak at public meetings or attend campaign events during non-working hours. Participation in such activities during regular working hours requires use of personal or vacation time
- Teachers may discuss with students or parents the political process or election issues to the extent such discussion is directly related to the curriculum
- Support good citizenship by encouraging eligible voters to vote
Employees MAY NOT
- Tell others to vote YES or NO while working
- Use school/classroom newsletters, staff mailboxes, or district e-mail to promote a YES or NO vote or advocate for a candidate or position
- Voice an unsolicited opinion on the issue
- Conduct volunteer campaign duties during the regular workday
- Contribute school district funds, supplies or equipment to a campaign
- Display campaign posters or signs on school property
- Participate in campaign activities during the regular work day
- Use school-collected, nonpublic information (ie. classroom lists or contact information that only a staff member would have access to)
- Teachers may not discuss with students campaign issues or advocate a position unrelated to the curriculum
- Teachers may not use any type of grading incentive to encourage or require voting or political activity
A Helping Hand When You Need It...
There are times in life when you might need a little help coping or figuring out what to do. Take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)1 which includes WorkLife Services and is available to you and your family in connection with your group insurance from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard). It's confidential - information will be released only with your permission or as required by law.
Connection to Resources, Support and Guidance
You, your dependents (including children to age 26)2 and all household members can contact master's-degreed clinicians 24/7 by phone, online, live chat, email and text. There's even a mobile EAP app. Receive referrals to support groups, a network counselor, community resources or your health plan. If necessary, you'll be connected to emergency services.
Your program includes up to three face-to-face assessment and counseling sessions per issue. EAP services can help with:
WorkLife Services are included with the Employee Assistance Program. Get help with referrals for important needs like education, adoption, travel, daily living and care for your pet, child or elderly loved one.
Visit workhealthlife.com/Standard3 to explore a wealth of information online, including videos, guides, articles, webinars, resources, self-assessments and calculators.
With EAP, assistance is immediate, personal and available when you need it.
24 hours a day,
seven days a week
NOTE: It's a violation of your company's contract to share this information with individuals who are not eligible for this service.
Standard Insurance Company
1100 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Employee Assistance Program-3
SI 17201 (7/17) EE
1 The EAP service is provided through an arrangement with Morneau Shepell, which is not affiliated with The Standard. Morneau Shepell is solely responsible for providing and administering the included service. EAP is not an insurance product and is provided to groups of 10-2,499 lives. This service is only available while insured under The Standard's group policy.
2 Individual EAP counseling sessions area available to eligible participants 16 years and older; family sessions are available for eligible members 12 years and older, and their parent or guardian. Children under the age of 12 will not receive individual counseling sessions.
The Standard is a marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and subsidiaries. Insurance products are offered by Standard Insurance Company of Portland, Oregon in all states except New York. Product features and availability vary by state and are solely the responsibility of Standard Insurance Company.
All staff and dependents 18 year and older who are enrolled in our Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance program may be eligible to participate in Omada Health at no cost. Omada Health is a digital lifestyle change program personalized to help you reach your health goals -whether that's losing weight, gaining energy, or improving your overall physical health. As part of the program, you will receive a wireless smart scale, a professional virtual health coach, personalized support, and so much more. To find out if you're eligible, fill out a short questionnaire.
Looking for mental health support? District employees also have access to Omada Mind, an app designed to help you ease stress, get better sleep and find everyday relief. Learn more at omadahealth.com/ISD834mind.
Beginning your license renewal application
The Committee accepts paperwork from individuals during the fifth year of their renewal cycle ONLY. After paperwork is approved by the District Relicensure Committee and submitted into the Professional Education Licensing and Standards Board system, applications for renewal are accepted for processing by PELSB after January 1 and before June 30 of the year of license expiration ONLY.
Read our Relicensure Procedures Booklet. Additional information and resources related to renewing your teaching license can be found below.
Relicensure Committee Chair
Members of the SCEA, district administration, and Board of Ed worked collaboratively for more than two year to develop the Stillwater Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan (TDEP) for the purpose of fostering professional growth and development, driven by the following Purpose Statement:
The primary purpose of teacher evaluation in ISD 834 is to foster professional growth and development, operating within a framework of collaboration and trust. The main outcome of such evaluation is improved student learning through strengthened educator practices.
We've made it easier to stay healthy!
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to leave work to go to the doctor? Now you don’t have to because we’ve brought the clinic to you!
Who can be seen at Well@Work?
All employees covered under a bargaining agreement, regardless of whether they are covered under our insurance plan.
- Dependents (18 months or older) who are enrolled in the Stillwater Schools health plan.
What can I be seen for at my Well@Work clinic?
Cold & flu
- Seasonal allergies
- Ear infections
- Some primary care services
- Sinus infections
- Back pain
- Lab tests and more
How much will Well@Work cost me?
Nothing. All services provided at the clinic are at no cost to you and your dependents on the health plan who are 18 months or older.
Will I see a doctor?
You’ll see a HealthPartners advanced care practitioner who is a Physician Assistant. They’re certified to do many of the things a doctor can. They are employed by HealthPartners, this means that your medical information is confidential, just like when you to go your regular clinic.
What if I need medicine?
Well@Work can fill many generic medicines prescribed during your visit for FREE. Please note, Well@Work can’t fill prescriptions from doctors at other clinics.
(Aug 16-June 14)
M/W/F - 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
T/Th - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(June 15-Aug 15)
M/W/F - 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
T/Th - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stillwater Area High School
5701 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Outside Door 31S
Stillwater, MN 55082