Wednesday, July 22nd – 2020
Planning for the 2020-2021 school year update
On June 23rd, you received the following e-mail to give a broad overview of what the district was doing in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Week of June 22nd- Review and research documents provided by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health
Week of June 29th – Work with school leadership team to put together initial ideas and plans for each of the three models
Week of July 6th – Work with school employees in the areas of transportation, food service, custodial, teachers, paraprofessionals, nurse and office personnel to review models of instruction and services to students and families – possible survey sent out via E-News to gather data for planning purposes
Week of July 13th – Work with members of the community and family members to share and study the plans – make adjustments as needed
Week of July 20th - Present plans to school board for review and approval
Week of July 27th – Guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Education
- administration has met with all of the groups and have presented ideas for the three models of instruction to the Grand Meadow School board. Now we wait for the guidance from the Governors office next week as to how we should proceed.
Once the district receives the Governors guidance, plans will be fine-tuned and presented to the school board.
- the district will start sharing those plans in a systematic manner via E-News and facebook. There will also be meetings set up for parent and families to hear the plans. The initial plan to start sending out information will be the week of August 10th. If plans can be finalized sooner the district will start pushing out the information earlier.
Keep in mind that school starts later than usual based on when Labor Day lands on the calendar. The first official day of school is Tuesday, September 8th
Lastly: Many of you have created weather related plans for when school is postponed, an early out or cancelled. I would encourage you to start thinking about putting together a COVID plan for your family in the event that a member of your family becomes ill, if a family member needs to quarantine, school related quarantines or other related situations related to the current pandemic situation.