I'm sure that you have heard about the swine flu outbreak that has been reported in Mexico and has spread to some cities in the U.S. In the event that this becomes a serious threat, we will follow any recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Department of Public Health.
If Minneapolis Public School closes the district, Urban Arts will be closed. At this time we don't anticipate making any changes to the school day or school related activities. We will keep you updated by posting information in the building, on our website and through email.
In the meantime please follow these guidelines for staying healthy and preventing the spread of flu-like illnesses.
* Wash your hands. Yes, hand washing is the best protection. Alcohol-based hand cleanser does work. Encouraging your child to sing the ABC’s while washing hands is a great trick to hand washing the full two minute recommendation.
* Cover your cough and stay away from sick people as much as possible.
* Students and employees who have the flu should not come to school.
For more information and updates: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/index.html or www.codeReady.org