Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan

About the Response Plan

This plan for addressing any Coronavirus incident is intended to serve the best interests of students, employees and families. 
 

School Closure

Following an Executive Order issued by Governor Walz, the e-learning period will continue through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. All school buildings will be closed during this time.

The governor will determine what a return to school will look like by July 31, 2020.  The Minnesota Department of Education has indicated that the structure of school could be either a continuation of what we have been doing this spring or what they call a hybrid model. The District is 

What will the fall session of school look like?  We will not know that final answer until the Governor decides in July.  He has promised to decide by July 31.  The Minnesota Department of Education has indicated that the structure of school could be either a continuation of what we have been doing this spring or what they call a hybrid model.  That hybrid model would have one day in school followed by a day in e-learning, or it could be two days in schools followed by a day of e-learning.  That cycle would then be repeated throughout the fall.  It could be modified based on the students’ ages and ability to function with e-learning.  We would need to accommodate students whose parents do not want them exposed to other students at school.  While in school, classes would be limited to nine students with a teacher, and there would be social distancing and other measures in place all of the time.  Students might need to eat lunch in their classrooms.  Extensive cleaning of surfaces would occur throughout the day.  Transportation of students would have to look very different in order to achieve the appropriate social distancing.  There needs to be more guidance on how we can do various sports and other activities.

We will be creating several options to these concepts in case the Governor allows more flexibility.  We will share those options with parents and students as we get into July.  We will continue to assure that all students have access to appropriate devices for learning remotely, as that model of learning will be present to some degree for several months.  We will notify parents of the plan as soon as we know what limitations we will have in meeting students’ needs.

District Services During School Closure