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Covid 19 Safety Measures

Our CovidCare partner provides us with weekly PCR testing, Rapid Tests, and PPE.  All staff and students test on Tuesdays (make up tests on Wednesdays) with a simple nasal swab that takes less than 3 minutes to complete.  These PCR tests are the most accurate and IJLA's principal receives the results within 24 hours.
In the case of a positive result, all students and families are notified via email, phone call, and text message if a student has been in close contact with the individual.  Students will take a RapidTest after exposure to ensure they did not contract Covid.  This is also a simple nasal swab and results are displayed in 10 minutes.  Any student testing positive will quarantine in our Care Room until a parent/guardian can pick them up.  We will also follow up with a PCR test in case of a false positive on the RapidTest and the contact tracing process will begin.
Any student experiencing Coivd-19 symptoms at any time can request a RapidTest.
All major assignments are available on each course's Google Classroom page in case any student has to isolate at home due to symptoms or a positive result.
Vaccines are available for students and families upon request.  Please fill out this Google Form to enroll:

Parent resolution process

Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy strives to maintain close communication with all parents and guardians of our students.
Family members are strongly encouraged to attend student/parent/teacher conferences that occur on November 5, 2021 and April 22, 2022. This event allows family members to meet teachers and IJLA staff to discuss student’s academic progress towards graduation and their post secondary plan.
Parents and guardians are also invited to arrange meetings with teachers and staff as needed by emailing the teacher/staff directly or calling the front office at (773) 890- 8060 to arrange a meeting.
IJLA staff members will also call students’ homes in the case of unexcused absences, excessive tardiness, or to discuss other educational program concerns or successes relating to their sons or daughters.
The school will host quarterly symposiums where parents and guardians are invited to visit the school, see the work of the youth, and participate in workshops.
We have an open door policy, so if a concern were to arise, parents/guardians are encouraged to:
  •  Contact the appropriate staff member directly (see directory on the Meet Our Team page)
  •  Call the school to set an appointment with the appropriate staff member
If the issue is not resolved by this meeting or if the parent/guardian is unsatisfied, a meeting with the principal will be arranged.
It is our hope that we can work together to ensure your student’s success. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
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