COVID-19 Updates

*We will continue to update this page as changes are announced*

IMPORTANT UPDATE: APRIL 2, 2020 - 4PM
Governor's Executive Order

Dear LSA Families,
Governor Whitmer has announced that all schools will be closed through the end of the
2019/202 school year. Because of this, each school is required to create an approved online
learning plan for all grades in order to have the remaining school days count as “instructional
days.
Lake Superior Academy will be working to finalize its plans for specific online learning
during the next week. The plan will be rolled out no later than April 13, at which time we will
begin a weekly routine that will be followed for the remainder of the school year.
I appreciate your patience as we put together a user-friendly platform for our families to
use during this most unusual and unprecedented time for education – and life in general. I will
continue to provide updates and am happy to respond to your questions and concerns. Feel
free to reach out to me via email communication: susieschlehuber@choiceschools.com.

Respectfully,

Susie Schlehuber, Head of School
Lake Superior Academy

Are you in need of support or resources? Please call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources.

UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2020 - 3 PM.
Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,

This letter addresses three things:

  • Our current plan
  • Information from our health department if you or someone you have been in close contact tests positive for COVID-19
  • Resources for talking to child(ren) about COVID-19 

The safety and health of our LSA community, including our students, staff, and families is always of the utmost importance to us.

There are NOT confirmed cases in our area, and as of far as we know, none of our students or employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 3/17/2020. If we learn of a confirmed case, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please note, as you receive opportunities to continue to learn from teachers, please remember these ideas are supplemental to student learning and are designed to prevent learning gaps as time progresses. These assignments will not be used for grading or decisions of unit placement when we return to school. They have been created to provide your children with opportunities to feel routine and normalcy during this time of change.

Please note, our health department asked us to share the following with families:

If you have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 please:

  • Stay home and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Follow the social distancing suggestion, this includes canceling playdates, meet-ups with family and friends and stay in for meals.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school especially when someone is ill.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running warm water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.

Please take this time to emphasize the seriousness of this situation with your students while also creating the space for kids to talk about their questions, fears, concerns, and ideas. Here are some resources for you to share with parents to help talk with your their student about the COVID-19 outbreak:

Thank you,

Susie Schlehuber, Head of School

Lake Superior Academy

UPDATE: MARCH 16, 2020 - 10:30 PM.
Letter to Parents

Parents,

Teachers have started getting online information to students that includes login information for Khan Academy and Google Classroom information.

Teachers will continue to prepare work packets for students and will review any work returned. Each teacher has a "Take" and "Return" tote in the little room in the pole barn.

The pole barn room is open 24 hours per day. The homework packets will be located in the pole barn room along with a food pantry for any LSA family that could use it during this time.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Susie

Important update: As of Thursday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.

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