November 18, 2020
Dear Parent/Guardian of Universal Academy Irving Students,
In keeping with Universal Academy’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families of Universal Academy-Irving that we have been notified of lab-confirmed student cases. At this time, we are notifying all parents of the lab-confirmed cases. We will continue with all cleaning and disinfecting protocols outlined in the Return to School Guidance and COVID-19 Policies and Procedures.
Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individuals or details that may identify him or her. All parents will receive a separate email from Human Resources if close contact was encountered with your student. At this time, we have CLOSED the Universal Academy-Irving Campus until Monday, November 30, 2020. Faculty, staff, and students may return to the campus for on-campus, in-person learning on Monday, November 30, 2020.
While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
- Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
- Sore throat;
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
- Loss of taste and smell
If you or any member of the Universal Academy community does begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the Universal Academy community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting the Irving Campus at 972-255-1800. Please continue to refer to the Universal Academy website for updated information www.universalacademy.com.
We will keep you apprised of further updates by the Universal Academy Website, email, and phone calls.
Universal Academy Administration