UPDATE: October 8, 2020
In the spirit of open communication with our community and school, we will be launching a "COVID-19 Dashboard" similar to some other districts in our state. We will report total numbers of reported positive cases in our elementary school and our middle/high school. It will be further broken down to indicate number of individuals who are quarantined.
Our first release of this dashboard will be Friday, October 9th. We appreciate any feedback on the usefulness of this information. We want to make sure it is easy to understand.
From the Foundation on Rural Housing -
Reimbursement on Educational Expenses and Internet Assistance
The Foundation for Rural Housing is a nonprofit that helps to prevent homelessness. They have a program right now that is for reimbursement of supplement educational expenses. This program is designed to prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified applicants can receive reimbursement up to $300 for supplemental educational expenses. You must provide them with receipts of the expenses. To qualify for this program you must be at or below 150% of FPL. Typically, if your child qualifies for the free lunch program you will qualify for our program. Examples of qualified expenses are masks, hand sanitizer, internet charges, electronic devices, paper, printer ink, printer and school supplies/clothes if you indicate you have other out-of-pocket expenses that have made it more difficult to purchase school related items.
In addition, this organization has a program called HomeNet. If you need internet at home and cannot afford the services for your middle/high school students, please give them a call at (608) 238-3448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find all of their assistance program information at https://www.wisconsinruralhousing.org/.
COVID-19 Health Screening Checklist for CHILDREN
Langlade County EDC put together a web page with consolidated community information and resources regarding COVID-19.This page links important resources like Langlade County Emergency Management, Langlade County Health Services, and Aspirus Langlade Hospital to provide the most up-to-date information. Click here for the link.
If you have questions about self-quarantine recommendations, please contact the Langlade County Health Department. If you or your family have traveled to an area under a travel advisory indicated by the CDC, please inform the school district before entering the school building.
We encourage our students, staff and families to be mindful of key preventive measures for any illness. The CDC offers some tips on its website that can be useful in avoiding the spread of coronavirus and other illnesses. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, Wisconsin Department of Health Services https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm and Department of Public Instruction https://dpi.wi.gov/ssps/2019-novel-coronavius