COVID-19

MOUNTAIN ISLAND CHARTER SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

MICS is committed to protect our students, faculty and staff. Please review the updated COVID-19 protocols health and safety protocols HERE, which include the following procedures:  
  • Prior to arrival, monitor for symptoms at home and stay home if sick. 
  • Report any positive cases and exposures to Malinda Cobb (mcobb@micharter.org).
  • Monitoring at home includes that staff and students must disclose (within the last 10 – 14 day period): 
    • Have you tested positive for COVID-19? 
    • Have you been in close contact with someone who tested positive? 
    • Have you developed symptoms?
If someone answers yes to any of these questions, they must contact the school and remain at home until they meet criteria for return.
Maintaining Student Learning
The school has established plans per state bill 654 to maintain student learning remotely in the event of unexpected disruptions or emergencies this school year due to extreme weather, power outages or COVID-19. Click HERE for details and contact your child's school principal with any questions.  
COVID-19 Policies from the State/DHHS
Click HERE for resources including:
  • Strong Schools NC: Public Health Toolkit (K-12)
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing Procedures for K-12 Schools
  • Key Updates Summary
 

Update - January 31, 2022

Please contact Malinda Cobb (mcobb@micharter.org) as soon as you are aware that your student has symptoms of Covid-19 or that your student has been exposed to someone that has tested positive to Covid-19.  The school can guide you through the process to ensure that your child can return to school safely and in the shortest time possible. 

 

Staff and students who have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status – get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if the person is positive.  [Any siblings of the student with symptoms that are not vaccinated should also isolate until test results are received]

 

Isolation: Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and
* Do not have symptoms – should isolate from others for 5 days [from the date of the test], then wear a mask for 5 additional days. 
* Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free and symptoms are improving. Individuals should isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms began and then wear a mask for 5 additional days. 
 
Quarantine: Staff and students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and
* With Symptoms - Get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. If testing is not possible, follow the guidance as if the person is positive. 
 
* No Symptoms - individuals do not need to stay away from others, but should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5 after exposure.  If they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.  If they test positive, follow the guidance above.  
Helpful Websites:
 
 
MICS Counseling Team Instagram Page:
 
Be sure to follow the MICS Counseling Team Instagram page, micscounselingnc. The team posts daily as an additional way to encourage and support our school community.