General Information

  • Activities:

    District 742 recognizes the value of participating in activities and will strive to provide full access to these opportunities. All activities and athletics follow the guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) including wearing masks during practices, games or competitions. During different learning models, students may have to find transportation to practice.  

    Assessments:

    District 742 uses data from formative and summative assessments to monitor student progress and inform instructional planning. When instruction is being delivered through a full, in-person model, students will complete all assessments in person according to their school's testing calendar. If instruction is being delivered through a hybrid model, students will be administered benchmark, progress monitoring and/or standardized state assessments on days that they attend school in person. If instruction is delivered through a distance learning format, students will complete benchmark and progress monitoring assessments remotely. MDE requires all statewide assessments to be administered in person. Thus, students receiving instruction in a distance learning format will be given the opportunity to participate in these assessments onsite. Families have the right to accept or decline these onsite testing opportunities. Additional information regarding district assessments is available in the 2020-21 District Testing Calendar.

     

    Grading:

    Regardless of the learning model, families will have the choice of grading options each trimester: A-D letter grades/COVID No Credit (CNC) or Pass/ COVID No Credit (P/CNC). Families and students will be able to view their final grades before making a selection.

    Graduation:

    Graduation is an important milestone in our students’ and families’ lives and a time to celebrate their hard work. We are committed to recognizing our students’ accomplishments, and our graduation ceremonies will be held in accordance with safety regulations set by the CDC, MDH and MDE.

    Nutrition:

    Meal service will continue regardless of the learning model.

    • Breakfast and lunch will be served at school when in-person.
    • Meals may be individualized as feasible.
    • Nutritional staff will wear masks and gloves in the preparation and serving of meals.
    • Students will wash hands before and after lunch.

    Parking Fees:

    Parking fees at our high schools are waived this year. Students are asked to register their vehicles with the school office at the start of the school year. All parking rules and regulations still apply.

    Private Medical Data:

    Please know that an employee’s or a student’s medical information is private data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and/or FERPA, and may only be shared with those that have a need to know that information. During this time, we know that medical concerns will be top of mind for families and staff, but we urge all to understand and protect the privacy of medical information. If you are in a position where you need to know information about an exposure in a school or district building, you will be notified directly of that information. We appreciate your support in protecting this sensitive medical data.

    Reporting Symptoms and/or Exposure:

    Students who feel they have COVID-19 symptoms, or who think they may have been exposed, should report immediately to the school nurse for assessment.