Dear Parents / Guardians,

We have been notified of additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a few members of the Banaadir Academy school community with the exposure dates of 05/23/22 – 05/27/22. For privacy reasons, we cannot share details about the status of the people. At this time, they have been advised to stay home and away from other people (isolate). We have worked to identify and notify those who had close contact with these individuals who have COVID-19. The risk of exposure for other people present in the building on that date is no greater than the risk of contracting the virus in the general community. If you or your child were not notified that you had close contact with the person, you should still monitor for symptoms of illness, but do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, stay home and consult with your health care provider to determine if medical evaluation is needed. We are working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to monitor the situation.

As a result of the impact of multiple cases this week, All Banaadir Academy will be shifting to Distance Learning beginning Tuesday, May 31st through Thursday, June 2nd. Students will return to in-person learning on Friday, June 3rd. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause your family. 

There has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases we are seeing within our school community. We are working to track the cases and respond appropriately in an effort to keep the school environment safe and healthy for all students. If your child is not feeling well or develops any symptoms, please do not send them to school. We will continue to monitor the case rate in the county and COVID-19 situation within our school building. We appreciate your partnership and support in keeping our school community healthy.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your support and helping to keep our school community safe. Sincerely,

Joe Hutchins
Building Director

Erin Copeland
COVID-19 District Coordinator