Frequently Asked Questions


  • Teaching & Learning

  • Special Education

  • Childcare Q & A

  • Is childcare availible during Distance Learning?

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    In accordance with state guidance, we will continue to offer Tier One Emergency Care for families who qualify. To qualify for this program, both parents must be considered a Tier One Critical Employee according to state criteria (critical workers list). The school-age care for children of critical workers is intended for extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home, due to employment as a critical worker. If students are in a two-parent household, both parents must be critical workers. This care will be for school children ages 12 and under and will be at no cost to Tier I families. Registration can be accessed on the Tier I webpage.

    Adventure Center is offering full-day child care at a reduced rate from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for families that have only one critical worker parent in a two-parent household.  Please contact Pat Bourke for more information (763)689-6180 or register on Eleyo: c-ischools.ce.eleyo.com
     
    Updated 11/13/20
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  • What is the difference between Tier 1 Emergency Childcare and Adventure Center?

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    Tier 1 Critical Worker Emergency Child Care is child care that is available through the school district for children of critical workers as mandated by the State of MN on distance learning days at no cost to parents during the school day. You can view the requirement and registration process HERE.

    Adventure Center is a fee-based child care program for preschool and school-age children offered through Community Education.
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  • Will Adventure Center remain open for preschool children and before/after Tier I?

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    Adventure Center Preschool will remain open Monday-Friday from 6:00 am-6:00 pm in both Cambridge and Isanti. 

    Adventure Center School Age will be open for before and after school care for K-5 Tier one critical worker child care children at a reduced rate. The Isanti program will have limited availability during distance learning days.

    You must register for Adventure Center child care through Eleyo.

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  • Are children of C-I staff members who attend another district eligible for Tier I childcare at C-I?

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    Children must be students enrolled at C-I Schools to be eligible for Tier one critical worker child care in our school district.

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  • Athletics & Activities

  • Will there be athletics and activities between November 20 and December 18?

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    Executive Order 20-99 has paused a number of activities where social gatherings create risk of COVID-19 spread, including all organized adult and youth sports and activities which include games, performances, competitions, practices, and other in-person gatherings of teams or groups participating in extracurricular activities, effective November 20, 2020. This includes any non-school activity in school facilities. During this time, schools are not allowed to rent out their gyms, weight rooms or other facilities. - Updated 11/20/20

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  • What happens if a team member tests positive for COVID-19?

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    If a case of COVID-19 is reported, MDH guidelines will be followed. MDH will interview the student or parent/guardian, determine the dates when the case was infectious, identify anyone who may have been exposed, and collect contact information for those individuals. People identified as exposed (close contacts) are those who spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of the infectious student. Coaches/advisors will keep accurate practice/contest rosters so contact tracing can be done quickly. 

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  • Will there be a limit on spectators?

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    Activities & Athletics Director, Mark Solberg, will be working with our district administration and the Mississippi 8 activities directors regarding allowing spectators at events. The total number of spectators allowed at an event will not exceed the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health (25% capacity up to 250 people). Spectators will not be allowed indoors at girls’ swimming and diving. If we are allowed a limited number of fans at outdoor events, parents/guardians of participants will have priority in terms of attending the event. We may need to set aside seating for visiting team parents/guardians as well.  We plan to video stream as many of our home/away events as possible.

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  • Will transportation to athletics events be provided?

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    Cambridge-Isanti will provide team transportation for away events. Per our coaches’ and advisors’ handbook, students and coaches/advisors will travel to and from the away event by school transportation. No students shall drive themselves to an away event. The only exception is when a student’s parent/guardian provides a written note to the coach at the contest stating they are taking their student home. We will follow the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations regarding how many students are allowed on a bus each time. Masks will be required when traveling to events on a district bus.

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  • Can C-I Online Program students participate in athletics and activities?

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    Yes, students enrolled in the C-I Online Program are eligible for all co-curricular activities.

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  • Community Education

  • Are community education programs still running?

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    All Community Education programs are on pause or moved to virtual or distance learning options until at least December 18 due to Executive Order 20-99. This includes our ECFE program. If you are registered for a program, please watch for an email with additional details.

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  • Cleaning, Health & Safety

  • What daily procedures will be put in place to keep staff and children safe and healthy?

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    • Employees will be expected to screen for symptoms each day before reporting to work
    • Requiring masks for all students and staff.
    • Built-in mask breaks at all levels.
    • Implementing physical distancing where feasible. 
    • Requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) like face coverings and plexiglass barriers.
    • Cleaning desks between student use.
    • Cleaning high touch areas frequently throughout the day.
    • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting every night.
    • All supplies & equipment cleaned between uses - limit sharing of supplies.
    • Restricting visitors to schools during the school day.

     Learn more on the Health & Safety website

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  • Will the district be increasing cleaning procedures?

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    Yes, Cambridge-Isanti Schools has prepared in-depth cleaning practices to prevent the exposure of COVID-19. View the list of cleaning procedures on the Health & Safety webpage.

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  • Will students and staff be required to wear masks in school and are they provided?

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    A statewide face coverings order is now in effect for Minnesota. Minnesota Schools are required to adopt a masking policy that mandates mask wearing in all school facilities. Each student and staff member will be provide at least one cloth face covering. You can learn more about face coverings on the Health & Safety webpage.

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  • What personal protective equipment will be provided for staff?

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    The District is partnering with Isanti Public Health Department and MDE to provide all staff personal protective equipment, including:

    • OSHA approved N95 and KN95 Respirator Masks
    • Face Shields (2 variations)
    • Cloth and Disposable Face Coverings
    • Gloves and gowns as needed for staff who are in prolonged close contact with students
    • A free at-home COVID-19 saliva test (provided by MDE) to be used if you believe you have had close-contact or may have been exposed to the virus.
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  • Will students temperatures be taken by the school every morning?

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    We are asking that each morning families do self screenings for the following symptoms:
    • Fever (100.4) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    Our Health and Safety page contains information on what to do if any of those symptoms are present.
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  • How will suspected COVID Cases be handled?

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    Please visit the Health & Safety webpage to learn how suspected and confirmed COVID cases will be handled.

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  • Are you hiring additional custodial staff? If yes, how is the district paying for them?

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    Yes. The district is using some of the federal funding under the CARES Act to pay the additional custodial staff.

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  • Will hand sanitizer be available in every classroom for students to use?

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    There will be stations throughout the building and product in the classrooms.

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  • What if my student is allergic to hand sanitizer?

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    Students will then wash their hands at a sink. Frequent hand washing is one of the three key prevention strategies and is preferred over the use of hand sanitizers. As with any allergy, students and families will work individually with the school nurses to plan accordingly.

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  • How do you plan to keep students physically distanced throughout the day?

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    All schools, including classrooms and other learning spaces, will be arranged to allow for physical distancing in accordance with the model that the school is currently in. Distancing procedures and protocols have been the focus of our health and safety teams and administration for the past several weeks and will continue to evolve.

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