Northern Lights Academy

Safe Learning Plan

May 9, 2022

Good Evening NLA Community:

This is an important update regarding illnesses at school. We have seen a recent increase in a variety of illnesses, including: flu, colds, covid, etc. Illnesses are affecting both students and staff.  If your child is experiencing symptoms, please keep him/her at home and call the school office to report the absence. Students with fever, vomiting and diarrhea must stay home until your child has been free of  those symptoms for 24 hours without medication. Students with a new cough and other symptoms may need a covid test. The NLA is able to provide a rapid covid test for students. If your child needs a test, please call the school office and make an appointment. 

The NLA administration also would like to share that there are several staff out ill. We are doing our best to provide a safe environment for our students and staff. Right now, the amount of illness within the Cloquet and surrounding communities is making it difficult to provide enough substitute staff. If we have too many staff out ill at once, we may need to switch to e-learning. We may be sending materials home with students as we go through this current wave of illnesses so we can keep students learning as much as possible. We hope that we do not need to use it, but we want to be prepared in case the need arises. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Barb Mackey
Assistant Special Education Director

COVID-19 Information:

Right arrow NLA COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies as of August 19, 2021
Right arrow Past Communication from NLA Administration during COVID-19

302 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
fax: 218-878-3061

Barb Mackey x8000, Assistant Special Education Director ([email protected])
Emily Brown, Special Education Teacher ([email protected])
Amiliya Calverley x8006, Direct 878-3062, Special Education Teacher ([email protected])
Morgan Sailsbury x8005, Special Education Teacher ([email protected])
Lisa Dalbec x8002, Social Worker ([email protected])
Raeanne Bergren x8001, Administrative Assistant ([email protected])
Stephanie Roeper x8004, Special Education Teacher ([email protected])
Jeremy Scholer x8003, Special Education Teacher  ([email protected])

Mission Statement

The Northern Lights Academy (NLA) mission is to support children and youth with significant emotional and behavioral needs, as well as those with low incidence disabilities. We provide academic, social and functional skill development, and mental health services to students from the member school districts of The Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative.

Our goal is to foster learning, promote independence, cultivate social and behavior skills, work in partnerships with families, and support students to become successful learners in their least restrictive environment, as well as active, productive members of our communities.

2022-23 School Year Information

For the 2022-23 school year, the NLA will offer Setting 4 Special Education programs for up to 54 students in grades K-12, who need an alternative educational placement. Contact your school's principal for more information.

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