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MPA remains committed to the goal of providing in-person educational instruction for as long as possible while keeping safety for staff, students and MPA community our utmost priority.


What happens if my child gets sick at school?

An isolated space has been created for the nurse (or designee) and children who should become ill during the day

Student temperature would be taken and presenting symptoms would be evaluated

If the student presents an elevated temperature or concerning symptoms, student will remain in nurse’s room and parents will be contacted to pick up student

Nurse or designee will contact parents and/or emergency contact (if parents are not available) to discuss issues and plan for student

If the student has a temperature and other COVID symptoms, the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) will be contacted and they may also contact parent. In this case, it will be the WCHD that determines when the student may return to school.

Nurse’s room will be sanitized after each student

The affected room(s) will be sanitized following all guidelines

Social distance regulations will be followed and dividers will be used to separate students from each other when in nurse’s room

Students who become ill during the day must be picked up from school within 30 minutes of call to parent or emergency contact will be called

Any student who becomes ill, including those from Young Child, will be picked up from the exit door in the nurse’s room, at the front of the building (Door #1)

What happens if If there is a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case in the school?

The affected room(s) will be sanitized following all guidelines

The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) and child care licensing (DCFS) will be contacted and MPA will follow their directions

Staff and parents/caregivers will be notified that a member of the classroom community has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Confidentiality will be maintained.

The school community will be notified that a child in the school (not their classroom) has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Confidentiality will be maintained. Should a student quarantine, classroom quarantine, or school closure be required, the WCHD will dictate all follow-up action.

There may be times that students in a classroom will be quarantined without closure of the entire school. The WCHD will determine the need for any quarantine. A quarantine could range from 72 hours to 14 days. At the end of the quarantine, WCHD would determine if additional quarantine time is needed.

How can I get involved and/or help the school?

“… students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.”
– National Coalition for Parent Involvement in education

There are ALWAYS ways you can get involved using your strengths, skills and interests! Some people volunteer for 5 minutes per year. Some people volunteer for hours per year. One thing is for certain: you have something to give and we’d love for you to join in!

Let us know your interest by filling out this form!



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