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COVID-19 School Updates

International Studies Charter School

Coronavirus FAQ

What is COVID-19?

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). The World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat. Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.


Please visit the CDC FAQ Page for additional information.


What should parents do?

Encourage your children to do the following to guard against any and all contagious infection:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and often.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or elbow.
  • Avoid touching face and eyes.
  • Keep an appropriate social distance.
  • Avoid sharing food or beverages.
  • Get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.


What do I do if I think my child is sick?

Contact your child’s health care provider.

Your doctor knows your child’s health history and will know if your child has any special risks. The doctor will ask how your child is doing and if they’ve been around someone with coronavirus. They will tell you what to do next and whether you need an in-person visit.

For people who are ill with COVID-19, but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.


What is the school policy as it relates to travel at this time?

We are following the latest travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state Department of Health.

Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.

You can access the CDC Schools and Travel information which our school is following.

The health and safety of our students, staff, and school-community is our paramount concern.


If my school is closed, will my child(ren) continue to receive educational material or assignments?

Each school will provide live instruction to students from their teachers via Zoom. Additional guidance will be provided by the school and on this site.


How will students receive instruction and assignments during school quarantine?

Teachers will utilize ZOOM Cloud Meetings to conduct virtual instruction.


Is a virtual school day more flexible than my current student’s day?

It can be. We encourage students and teachers follow their regular school schedule. Further information can be found on the school’s website.


What classes will students attend?

Students will attend their regularly scheduled classes. They will participate and attend classes online with their teachers and classmates, as well as complete online lessons and assessments.


What about families who don’t have internet access and/or a device for their child to use?

Please contact your child’s school if your child does not have access to devices at home.

Major internet service providers are offering various access plans for families in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some options are listed below.

Internet Access Plans


How will students receive homework?

Students will receive homework/assignments from their teachers. We will be following our regular procedures for excusing work and/or permitting students a reasonable amount of time to make up any missed work for excused absences. If you expect that your student is going to be absent for an extended period of time (i.e. five days or more), please communicate directly with your student’s teacher(s).