Park Rapids Area Schools

Preparing Today's Learners for Tomorrow's Challenges

  • Family Update - 4-1-20

    Good Afternoon, Park Rapids Area!

    I hope all are doing well during this extraordinary time we are experiencing! 

    District Update:

    • We are very proud of our Park Rapids Area staff, families and students in Week 1 implementation of the Distance Learning Plan.  Through day 3, there have been many successes as well as tweaks and adjustments made in certain areas to make the distance learning process more effective and efficient.  If you have questions or suggestions, please contact a teacher, school office or me.  We want to make the distance learning experience the best possible for all.
    • Food Service and School Age Care continue to provide needed services to area families. Thank you to all staff members who have stepped in to serve.  Food service is averaging 700 meals and School Age Care 30 students per day.
    • All households should have received Census 2020 materials in the mail.  Just a reminder to fill it out as it is important for all Minnesotans to be counted. Your response helps direct billions of federal funds to local communities for schools, roads and other public services.  You can fill it out online at:

    Did you know:  The Frank White building was originally built in 1958 with additions in the early 1960s and 1980s. There is approximately 35,600 square feet of floor space in the facility.  Do you know  Frank White?

    Thought for the day: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.  Don’t wait for the perfect time to get started.  It’s never going to arrive.  Now is almost always better than never.”  From “93 Truths” by Dr. Alan Zimmerman

    As always, if you have questions, please email, call me or contact one of the school offices.

    Thank you,

    Lance Bagstad




School News

  • Internet Access

    Click here for information about free or low-cost internet access for families who qualify.

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  • Grab and Go Lunches

    Park Rapids Area Schools will be offering a Free Grab and Go breakfast, snack and lunch for all students up to 18 years of age beginning Wednesday, March 18. Curbside pickup will be available in front of Century School from 11:00-12:30 each day. Home delivery will be offered to families with medically fragile children, and to those that do not have transportation. All families will need to request the delivery as soon as possible to be on the list. To request home delivery contact JT Clark, Food Service Director, at 237-6561 or email at

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  • Emergency Child Care

    Child Age Care for families of health care and emergency workers will begin on Wednesday, March 18 as well. This is open to school age children ages 4-12. To see if you are considered a health care or emergency worker or to register, please refer to the Community Education link on the Park Rapids Area School website.

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  • 4C Activities are Cancelled! (click for details)

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  • Kinder Camp has been POSTPONED!

    *PLEASE continue to register for the 2020-2021 Kindergarten year by dropping off forms at Century Elementary Office.*

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    Open houses at Park Rapids High School, Osage Community Center and Century Elementary to discuss school facilities options have been postponed until further notice.

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  • FFA (click here for more)

    For the first time in nearly three decades, Park Rapids FFA is back! All three teams punched their ticket to state with Fish and Wildlife placing 8th, Small Animals placing 7th, and the Meats team bringing home the bacon with a 1st place finish!

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  • The Bad Seed Video (click here)

    At Century Elementary we have been working on keeping our school a KIND place to be.

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  • School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota

    Thank you to our Bus Drivers!!

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  • Congratulations Kamree and Jon!!!

    Our Vocal Ensemble of Kamree Carlson and Jon Worner received the Most Outstanding Vocal performance award at the High School League ensemble contest on Monday.

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  • PRoject309

    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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