Park Rapids Area Schools

Preparing Today's Learners for Tomorrow's Challenges


    Family Update 5-15-20

    Good Afternoon, Park Rapids Area Families!

    We are finishing strong with one week to go before the official end of the 19-20 school year.  Without a doubt, this one will be remembered by all.  As we bring closure to the school year, below are a few notes for our families.

    • Be sure to check out the Park Rapids Area High School virtual celebrations. The celebrations include: Academic Awards, 43rd Annual All Sports Banquet, Scholarships, and Class of 2020 Graduation Commencement.  All celebration links can be found on:
    • Park Rapids Area Schools will be documenting grades during this time period from March 16 through May 22. All grades will be identified to reflect distance-learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Park Rapids Area Schools maintains high expectations for all students. We also understand we must support students social emotional learning and well-being during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions regarding your students' grades, please contact their teacher or the school office.
    • School Materials (ie. papers, books and technology devices/accessories) will be collected from May 20th-27th. Two options for families will be used for collections. 

    Option 1:  Families may return School Materials during the food service delivery routes on Wednesday, May 20th and Friday, May 22nd.  Additionally, the buses will be running their regular bus routes on Thursday, May 21st leaving Park Rapids at 9:00 AM for the specific purpose of School Materials collection.  If you need an item picked up, please call Cindy Leach in transportation at 237–6570 or email her at

    Option 2:  Families may use curbside collection of School Materials.  Curbside will be available in the Century School Drop Off and in the front of the High School from 11:00-12:30 on May 20, 21, 22, 26 and 27.

    For both options, please make sure that your School Materials are packaged and identified with your name so that they can be returned to the appropriate teacher and locations.  Also know that school devices will become disabled and unusable after the school year.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please email or give me a call or one of the school offices. 

    Have a great weekend!


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    For the last eight months, the district has carefully evaluated and discussed the condition of our facilities with teachers, staff, students and the Park Rapids community. We learned about critical challenges that must be addressed, such as space shortages, safety concerns and infrastructure in need of major repairs. For a deeper look at these needs and the process so far, click on this link to the article in the Park Rapids Enterprise or visit


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