Family Update 7-30-20
Good Afternoon Park Rapids Area Families!
The Minnesota Safe Learning Plan was released this afternoon by Governor Walz. As you know, the District Leadership teams have been working to develop plans regarding the three contingency models to reopen schools this fall which include:
- Return all students to school buildings following the most current CDC and MDH guidelines.
- Return students to school buildings implementing a hybrid model following the most current CDC and MDH guidelines.
- No students returning to school buildings and implement a distance learning model.
With the new guidance and parameters announced today, the District Leadership team will continue to develop the details into the plans to best meet the needs of our students, staff, families and communities. As the plans are finalized, they will be communicated with you as soon as possible so that you can prepare as well. Please look for emails and the district website for further information.
As we all prepare to return to school, a good resource for families to review is Tips and Resources for Children and Parents During Covid-19. This resource and many others are available on the MDH website and offer information to assist families during the pandemic.
As always, please contact me or a school office if you have questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you for your continued support of Park Rapids Area Schools and patience as we all work through the pandemic and in making the best plans for reopening school safely.
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 https://www.project309.org/.