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Superintendent Update on Trimester 3 Return to School

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Dear Families,

We are excited to begin Trimester 3 after Mid-Winter break with nearly all students back to school in person.

As you are aware, COVID is an ever-changing landscape, and we have had to continue to adapt to changes as we prepare for transitioning learning models. Since we announced our third trimester schedule last week, we received new guidance from the MDE regarding required teacher preparation time for teachers in distance learning and teachers serving students concurrently in both in-person and distance learning. In order to meet these requirements and to be consistent in schedules across the district for families and staff, we are shifting our schedule for the remainder of the school year to maintain Flex Fridays for secondary and DLA students. This shift will include one Early Release day for PK-5 students on March 19, which is on the published school calendar. 

There will be no school for grades 6-12 at Apollo, Kennedy, McKinley, North, South, and Tech on Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9. Meals for secondary students on those days will be provided as Grab and Go from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at all elementary school sites. On Thursdays before Flex Fridays, breakfast and lunch will be sent home with secondary students for the following day.

Because we have had multiple transitions of learning models throughout the district, for your convenience, the chart below summarizes learning models by grade level and program for Trimester 3.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership and enjoy Mid-Winter break.

Secondary Back to School In-Person Flyer

Student In-Person Checklist

 

Take care.

Superintendent Jett

 

 

 

Level/Program

Learning Model

Notes

Early Childhood

(Preschool/ECSE/ECFE)

In-Person Per Regular Schedule: Monday-Friday

Early Release per calendar on March 19 (no early childhood programs on this date)

K-5 at All Elementary Schools

In-Person: Monday-Friday

Early Release per calendar on March 19

6-8 Kennedy

In-Person: Monday-Thursday with Flex Fridays 

Transition Days March 8-9 - No Students

All staff working on-site on Flex Fridays

6-12 at All Secondary Schools

In-Person: Monday-Thursday with Flex Fridays

Transition Days March 8-9 - No Students

All staff working on-site on Flex Fridays

Roosevelt/Riverwoods/Clara's House/

Recovery Plus/St. Cloud Hospital Programs

In-Person: Monday-Friday

Early Release per calendar on March 19

CO2/InStep

In-Person: Monday-Thursday with Flex Fridays

All staff working on-site on Flex Fridays

Distance Learning Academy

Elementary & Secondary

Distance Learning: Monday-Friday with Flex Fridays