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COVID-19 September 2020 Transparency Reporting

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REMOTE LEARNING 11/2-11/13/2020

Click on the grade level "dashboard" links to find the schedule, assignments, and links needed for the remote learning period, all in one place. 

First Grade Learning Dashboard

Seventh Grade Learning Dashboard

Eighth Grade Learning Dashboard 

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020

Case Reporting

UPDATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020

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UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020

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UPDATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020

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UPDATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020

Case Reporting

UPDATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020


DATE: October 2020

TO: Parent/Guardian

FROM: Baraga Area Schools

RECASE IDENTIFICATION

A confirmed case of coronavirus, (COVID-19) has been identified at L’ANSE BARAGA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

We are working closely with the WESTERN UP HEALTH DEPARTMENTto identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for your student at this time.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are close contact with one another (within about 6 feet for at least 15 minutes). Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include:

Fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain.

At this time close contacts with exposures have been notified separately and are following guidelines of WCHD.

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones:

1. Children and adults should stay home when ill.

2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds.

3. If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes work well against COVID-19 if they contain at least 60% alcohol. Throw wipes in the trash after use.

4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand).

If you have questions, please contact WESTERN UP HEALTH DEPARTMENT at (906) 482-7382.

If your child is identified as a close contact separate communication will be sent.

Additional information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


UPDATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

To our BAS families:

A confirmed case of coronavirus, (COVID-19) has been identified at Baraga Area Schools.

We are working closely with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. The school feels it is in the best interest and safety of the staff, students, and community to close the building to students tomorrow, September 21, 2020, in order to allow for thorough contact tracing.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are close contact with one another (within about 6 feet for at least 15 minutes). Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include:

Fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain.

At this time close contacts with exposures have been notified separately and are following guidelines of WUPHD.

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones:

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill.

  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds.

  3. If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes work well against COVID-19 if they contain at least 60% alcohol. Throw wipes in the trash after use.

  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand).

If you have questions, please contact Western Upper Peninsula Health Department at (906) 482-7382.

If your child is identified as a close contact separate communication will be sent.

Additional information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you,

Richard Sarau
Superintendent 
Baraga Area Schools
906-353-6664

UPDATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

UPDATE - APRIL 23, 2020

UPDATE - APRIL 23, 2020

UPDATE - APRIL 23, 2020

UPDATE - APRIL 6, 2020

UPDATE: April 2, 2020

Baraga Area Schools Grab-N-Go Food Service is changing to better meet the needs of our staff and our community. Starting next week, food can be picked up on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The deadline to fill out the online form is now Monday, April 6th at 12:00 p.m. This form allows you to request food for the next three weeks. 

UPDATE: APRIL 2, 2020

Governor Whitmer has announced today that all Michigan K-12 schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. We know this will cause additional stress on an already stressful situation but our Governor feels this is the best direction to keep families and the community safe. It was announced that all seniors will graduate and all students showing adequate progress prior to the closure will move onto the next grade. State testing has been canceled for the 2019-2020 school year. We will continue supplemental learning for the remainder of the year. All of these resources and updates can be found on our website or app but our staff is still in the development stages of the learning plans for the school and more information will be made available as things are finalized. Please bear with us as we sort through this ever changing information and be assured that we realize there are multiple barriers to this type of learning and we are working hard to meet the various needs of our students. 

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90640-524028--,00.html?fbclid=IwAR1REMqB-SVBqrv6rfH3APpQhjH8B2LYZTEDt-5YRQmRVFGOfcbsa-Mm8mI

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order that went into place this morning means that school will be closed for at least three more weeks starting today, March 24th. As of right now we are continuing to provide meal pick-up. Information on how you can participate in the food program can be found in our news article or on our Instagram and Facebook pages. We will continue to keep you informed on what is happening but this is uncharted territory for us all and because things are changing at such a fast pace we currently have more questions than answers. We are awaiting further guidance from the state on many things, such as online learning. For right now, teachers are sharing resources and lessons with students on various platforms of their choosing. We are working on getting a resource together that gives parents and guardians all of this information in one place. Please be on the lookout for something on our webpage. We appreciate your patience as we continue to sort through the details of this ever-changing event. Stay home, stay healthy. We are Viking Strong and will get through this together.

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

GOV. WHITMER SIGNS "STAY HOME, STAY SAFE" EXECUTIVE ORDER 

In effect tonight, Govenor Whitmer has ordered all non-critical businesses to temporarily close. This order will be in place for the next three weeks and will hopefully decrease the spread of the coronavirus. Grocery stores, gas stations, and banks are among the businesses that will be staying open. Details can be found here. We will continue serving grab-and-go food unless we get different instructions from the state. Stay home. Stay healthy.

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499-522625--,00.html

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

BAS OFFERS MEAL SERVICE DURING CLOSURE

UPDATE: March 23, 2020 There is a new form to fill out to recieve food for the week of April 6th-April 13th.

Baraga Area Schools will be offering free meal services during the COVID-19 closure in a grab-and-go style that will provide families with meals for the week. The school will offer free breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 18 or any special needs adult under the age of 26, for the duration of the three-week school closure, starting March 20th. Please fill out the Google Form if you are interested in receiving this service. You must pick up food on Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m at the central office doors or make other arrangements with Jeanne Artley at 353-6690. Only a parent/guardian may pick up food for their child(ren) (not a friend or neighbor). PLEASE SUBMITTHIS ORDER FORM BY NOON ON THURSDAY. Thank you and stay healthy.

BAS FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FORM FOR APRIL 6-13, 2020. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

SCHOOL CLOSURE

As you have all probably heard, Governor Whitmer has announced the closure of all K-12 schools from March 16th-April 5th. This means that there will be no classes, practices, or events during this time. Your children have come home today with instructions on how to continue learning during this closure. Many online educational companies are offering free resources during this time. You can find these here. A resource was also shared that helps children understand COVID-19. We will keep you updated as things change. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this situation.

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