Preventing the spread of COVID-19

  • Lakeville Area Schools continues to implement health and safety measures in accordance with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    On August 11, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eased its COVID-19 guidance for schools. According to the agency, the recommendations have been relaxed as nearly 95 percent of the country has acquired some level of immunity after more than 2 ½ years. 

    Based upon the updated CDC recommendations, we are asking everyone in our school community to continue to take steps this school year to help mitigate the spread of illness in our schools:

    • If your child is sick, please keep them home and report the illness to your school's health office.

    • If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay home for 5 days after the onset of symptoms and until symptoms have improved (with no fever without using medication). If your child is not experiencing symptoms, they should stay home for 5 days after the positive test was received. Upon return to school, face masks are recommended and respected, but not required. 
      • The day symptoms start (or a positive test is received if asymptomatic) is day 0. Your child may return to school on the 6th day as long as symptoms have improved and they have been fever free for at least 24 hours.

    • Practice good hygiene by covering your coughs and sneezes and washing your hands frequently.

    Thank you for your cooperation and partnership in helping keep our schools healthy. 

    Updated Aug. 18, 2022

Government Relief Aid Spending Plan

  • The federal government has passed three major relief packages in response to COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the America Rescue Plan Act. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is administering multiple grant opportunities from these relief packages, including three rounds of formula-based Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding.

    To see Lakeville Area Schools' state-approved spending plan for its ESSER III funds, please visit this MDE webpage and search for Lakeville in the search box above the table.