Check the Infectious Disease Strategies page for the latest guidelines on ISLA's strategy, prevention, and management of infectious diseases (including COVID-19).
Students who become ill or injured during the school day will be referred to the office. If a student needs to leave school, a parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up their student. Please be sure that the office has work, pager, cell phone numbers, emergency contact number, and the name of the child’s doctor or medical clinic. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to provide transportation home for the child within an hour. It is important to keep the school informed of any medical condition that may interfere with learning or create a need for medical attention during the day.
Here are some guidelines to help in the decision making process.
To go to school in Minnesota, students must show they have had the required immunizations or file a legal exemption with the Licensed School Nurse. Required Immunizations for Kindergarten Children:
Parents may get a legal exemption from the school law for medical reasons or conscientiously held beliefs. Students not in compliance will be excluded from school.
The following documents provide additional information on required immunizations and a form for you to complete and return to your school.
Every effort is made to screen students for hearing and vision. As time permits, hearing and vision will be screened on an alternating schedule, based on the student's grade level. If you have specific concerns about your child's hearing or vision, please reach out to the School Nurse. Complete screenings can be done for students by request of the parent or teacher.
At times, it may be necessary for a student to take medication during the school day. If a medication must be administered by school personnel, the following conditions must be met:
Compliance with the conditions listed above must be renewed each year.
Parents/guardians asking school staff to give medications to their child must complete the Authorization for Administering Medication Form and have the health care provider sign every school year.
The ISLA facilities committee conducts biennial testing of its water, surpassing the state requirement of testing water every five years. The last test on 11/15/2022 revealed no evidence of lead from anywhere in the building. All drinking fountains and bathroom faucets were tested, as well the lunchroom. The tests also revealed absolutely NO evidence of 17 other parameters, including chlorine, copper, mercury, E-Coli bacteria, or Coliform.