To ensure the safety of staff, students and the community, ISLA will be following the COVID-19 recommendations made by the CDC/MDH, with some requirements due an ISLA School Board policy.
Note: These guidelines are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves. As situations arise during the school year, the guidelines recommended by the CDC and MDH will be consulted for the most up-to-date information. Recommendations will be made to ISLA staff and families based on the specific situation and how it fits in with the current guidelines. If CDC or MDH guidelines are updated, these same updates will apply to operations at ISLA.
We will be monitoring the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels on a weekly basis to determine whether face coverings will be optional or required at ISLA and on the school buses for the following week of school.
The decision to require face coverings for all staff, students, volunteers, and visitors may also be made at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or ISLA's COVID-19 Coordinator.
Note: Guidelines are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves. As situations arise during the school year, the guidelines recommended by the CDC and MDH will be consulted for the most up-to-date information. Recommendations will be made to ISLA staff and families based on the specific situation and how it fits in with the current guidelines.
See the updated Face Covering Policy approved by the ISLA School Board for clarity on which types of face coverings are acceptable.
Please use the following email address to report a positive COVID test result:
Please notify the school if:
Please use the specific email address above when reporting any COVID-19 information to the school.
Reporting sent to this email address will also be sent to pertinent administration staff, office staff, and the school nurse. You may include your child’s teacher in the email if you choose to do so.
Please include current phone number(s) in your email, as the school nurse will need to contact you regarding exposure or symptom dates.
We will review current MDH guidelines for isolation and for when it is safe to return to school. Thank you for your help and your understanding and patience as we navigate through this together!
If you (staff member) or your child has SYMPTOMS that are known to be consistent with COVID-19:
If you (staff member) or your child has received a POSITIVE test result:
If someone has a positive COVID-19 test, they will need to isolate for the time period recommended by MDH.
The CDC has an Isolation Calculator to help determine how long you need to quarantine, isolate, or take other measures to prevent spreading COVID-19.
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ISLA is recommending that all staff and families follow the travel guidelines established by the CDC. For more information, visit:
Students or staff can request an at-home COVID test from the Health Office, if they have symptoms consistent with COVID. Test kits will be available while supplies last. Please email Tanya Nelson, School Nurse, (email@example.com) to inquire about the availability of test kits.