Daily and required COVID-19 health assessment details announced

Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians:

SNAP health portal logoAs part of Minisink Valley’s required health and safety protocols, all students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to complete a daily COVID-19 health attestation form in order to enter the buildings. This is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to anyone in our buildings.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, when our K-5 students begin to return to our
buildings, K-5 parents must complete this online form each morning, before bus transportation arrives or before they are driven to school. In order to ensure a smooth entry into our buildings, please be sure to complete by 8 a.m. on the start of each school day.

Grades 6 to 12 parents will be required to complete this attestation when these students return to school beginning Monday, Oct. 5.

You will be required to complete this form by accessing the SNAP Health Portal, a secure health and wellness portal which will electronically maintain your child’s daily COVID-19 health attestation. A unique username and password will be provided to you in a separate email coming from SNAP Health Portal:



A forthcoming SNAP Health Portal email will be sent to the primary email
address associated with your child’s SchoolTool account. It will provide simple
directions and your unique username and password to gain access to the Covid- 19 screening tool.

The questions you will be asked to respond to daily are:

1. Has this person exhibited any of the below new or unexplained symptoms
within the past 24 hours?
● Temperature 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
without fever reducing medication
● Sore throat
● New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students
with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from
● Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
● New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
2. Has this person had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19 within the prior 14 days?
3. Has this person traveled internationally or from a state with widespread
community transmission of COVID-19 per The New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days?

After reviewing these questions, you will simply need to mark “yes” or “no.” Based on your response, you will be informed if your child can report to school.

School health professionals will be required to screen all students who have not been screened at home, which will also include a telephone call to you. Please be sure to complete this screening at home to avoid your child having any time away from class.

You will be able to access this portal by visiting the home page of our website,
or https://www.studentehr.com/. Completing this form will take only a minute of your time, and to again stress, is required.

The good health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors remains our first priority. Your participation in this daily requirement is an important part of ensuring this takes place. If you have any questions, please contact the nursing office at your child’s school.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our important work, and your daily
compliance with this important health assessment.

Sara Little, M.D., FAAP
Minisink Valley Medical Director