2022-08-26 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

August 26, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Meet the Teacher Open House

The Meet the Teacher open house is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. You can come at any time during those hours. Feel free to bring in your child's back to school supplies so that they do not have to bring it on the first day of school. If you ordered school supplies through the ISLA PTO, your child's box will be in the cafeteria. Please go there to pick it up.

You’re Invited to…

ISLA’s Back to School Picnic!

Sunday, September 11th, 2-4 pm 
Burnes Park, Hopkins
Come connect with ISLA families, learn about volunteer opportunities, and enjoy the park and a nice-cream treat!
Sponsored by the ISLA PTO

Nurse's Corner

Immunization Information

Minnesota state law requires all students to be immunized before entrance to kindergarten. Students are required to have 5 doses of DTaP, 4 doses of Polio, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 2 doses of MMR and 2 doses of Varicella to be compliant with MN state law.

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.

The Health Services office must receive written verification of the month, day and year that your student received these immunizations, medical documentation of having chicken pox disease, or a notarized from signed by the medical provider (for a medical exemption) or signed by the parent/guardian (for a non-medical exemption).

Taking Medication at School

All medication must be in the original packing, which displays dosage, frequency, and age requirements. Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label with the student's name and directions for administering. Prescription medication needs both a physician order/signature and parental permission. Over the counter medications need signed parental permission. Medication will be kept in individual medication boxes in the Health Office, to be administered as needed throughout the year.

Orders reviewed and signed for current year

Physician orders for medication and/or emergency care plans need to be reviewed and updated every year. Please make sure you have current signed orders from your child's physician for any treatment or medication that may need to be given this school year. If medication dose or anything else changes during the school year, please make sure you send the updated physician orders to the Health Office.

If My Student Does Not Feel Well

If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to school with the hope that they will feel better. Instead, keep them home for 24 hours and monitor their symptoms. If they start feeling better, they can return to school when symptoms improve. If they don't start feeling better, consider an evaluation by a health care provider and/or testing, if appropriate (strep throat, ear infection, influenza, COVID, RSV, etc).

Procedure for students who become ill or injured at school

Health Office staff will reach out to identified parents/guardians by phone and/or email for students who become ill, or if they are injured and may need further evaluation. Students should not call home from the classroom or their cell phone/watch and request parent pick up. Students may call home from the Health Office phone or may use their cell phone in the Health Office with permission from Health Services staff.

Guidelines for Infectious Disease/COVID management 2022-2023

There are some changes to how infectious disease, including COVID, will be managed this school year. The COVID section on the ISLA website will be updated shortly with all the new information, please refer to the website for more details.

In summary, ISLA will identify a set of core infectious disease prevention strategies as part of our normal operations. We will continue to monitor the community and school level of COVID, and other infectious diseases, and determine whether we need to add additional prevention strategies to manage exposures or cases.

These core prevention strategies include : staying up to date for any routine vaccinations, staying home when sick, encouraging hand hygiene & respiratory etiquette, optimize ventilation, routine cleaning, and getting tested for infectious disease if appropriate.

Contact the Health Office

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns during the school year. The direct number for the Health Office is 651-362-6749. The fax number is 952-746-6023. Email for the School Nurse is tnelson@isla.school.

Thank you, looking forward to a great school year!
Tanya Nelson RN, LSN
Licensed School Nurse