Coronavirus Update 4/23/2020:
On April 23rd, Governor Walz ordered all schools to remain closed through the rest of the school year with Distance Learning in place. All school activities have been canceled.
MN State High School League also announced that all Spring sports has been canceled for the remainder of the season.
We will continue to provide free meals to kids under the age of 18 years old and provide childcare to emergency response workers and employees of essential businesses.
Coronavirus Update 3/26/2020:
In continuing efforts to stop the spread of Coronavirus, Governor Walz has ordered school closure through May 4th, 2020. Our governor has also put into place a stay-at-home order from March 27th through April 10th, which means people should continue social distancing practices and only travel when it is essential.
PSA will continue to provide child care for our students ages Kindergarten to 12 years old whose parents are emergency response workers. In addition to emergency response workers, we are also now providing childcare to those whose parents are employees of essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, energy workers, public works, and community-based government operations and essential functions workers.
If you are an emergency response worker OR an employee of essential businesses and need childcare, you will be required to provide a letter from your employer and show your employment badge. This must be turned in to the main office.
Additionally, we will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to families in need. Bundled meals will be available for pick at PSA on Tuesday, April 7th. If you are interested in breakfast and lunch for your students, please email or call our Operations Director, Crystal Vang at firstname.lastname@example.org, (651)895-0650.
Coronavirus Update 3/16/2020:
As required by Governor Walz, PSA will continue to provide child care for our students ages 12 and under whose parents are emergency response workers such as health care employees, law enforcement employees, etc. If you are an emergency response worker and need childcare, you will be required to provide a letter from your employer and/or show your employment badge. This must be turned in to the main office by Tuesday, March 17th in order for us to secure coverage.
Qualifying professionals include:
- Health care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics
- Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities
- Other health systems and organizations, such as:
- Home Care workers
- Personal Care Assistants
- Direct Care and Treatment
- Other emergency staff, including:
- First responders
- Personnel providing correctional services
- Essential Court personnel
- Minnesota State Veterans Homes staff
- State and local public health agency employees
- MNsure Navigators
- County financial/eligibility workers
- County case managers
- Or any county staff in emergency management or health and human services
Coronavirus Update 3/15/2020:
Governor Walz has ordered all MN schools to close as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. PSA will close school for students beginning on Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th. This will bring us into our Spring Break, therefore our staff and students will resume classes as usual on Monday, April 6th, 2020.
PSA will activate our E-Learning and distance learning protocols in response to this school closure. Students in Kindergarten to 2nd grade will receive paper packets to keep up with their work. Students in grades 3-12 may check out their chromebooks to take home in order to continue with online learning. Students in grades 3-12 who do not have internet access may also be provided with a paper packet and should inform the main office if they are in need of paper based work. Although students will not be in attendance, PSA will remain open on Tuesday, March 17th, from 7:15 am to 3:40 pm in order for families and students to access the equipment and materials they need.
A letter will go home on Monday, 3/16/2020, to all of our families with complete details about E-Learning and Distance Learning as well as other important information such as child care for emergency response workers and access to meals for families in need.
Coronavirus Update 3/13/2020:
School officials are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19. As of now, there has not been a decision about closing our schools but we are listening carefully to the recommendations of the MN Department of Education and MN Department of Health.
In the meantime, our leaders have developed routines within our facilities to ensure proper sanitation as well as an academic plan in the case that we do need to shut down. Please watch for a letter in the mail from Principal Choua Yang and CEO Bao Vang with these details.
Updated information from the CDC on COVID-19 in the United States can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The most recent information about COVID-19 in Minnesota may be found at: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
Coronavirus Update 3/12/2020:
Any members of our community, whether you are a staff, student or parent, who has recently traveled to a destination that is severely impacted by COVID-19, should inform school officials. Parents, if you have confirmed cases of COVID-19 at your workplace or any other organizations that you are involved with, please inform school officials. If you feel sick with a fever, cough or have difficulty breathing please stay home, avoid contact with others, and seek medical attention as needed.
Coronavirus Update 3/10/2020:
Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to assure you that our school is keeping track of this situation through these proven and trustworthy sources as well as our county health department and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). These health officials believe the risk to our school community is low at this time.
Health Officials recommend communities should take the same steps to protect against COVID-19 as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.