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, douglas.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 the Mahtomedi School District, the unified community of courageous hearts and curious minds dedicated to inspiring personal excellence, is to ensure that each student is a bold agent of learning who successfully pursues their passions while advancing the greater good, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • environments that inspire curiosity
  • an inclusive learning community
  • an array of exceptional learning experiences
  • teaching and learning that imparts a global view
  • culture of empathy that empowers the whole person

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