Park Rapids Area Schools

Preparing Today's Learners for Tomorrow's Challenges


    Family Update 5-22-20

    Today is the last day of school for 2019-2020!   It is hard to imagined that we would finish up the school year in a distance learning model.  I want to thank every family for your commitment and sacrifices in helping Park Rapids Area Schools and students persevere through this unprecedented time.  When it really matters, people do come together to make things work! I thank everyone for the passion and commitment in making this distance learning period a success.

    Today’s Notes:

    • The Class of 2020 commencement ceremony is Sunday, May 24th at 2:00 PM.  You can watch live online at:
    • Device and materials collection will continue Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00-12:30 in the Century Drop off and in front of the high school.
    • At this time, all District 309 activities and facilities are closed through the month of June.  This may change as new guidance from MDE/MDH is developed and shared.  Stay tuned!
    • Summer Food Service program will begin Tuesday, May 26 and run through August 27.  Meals will be available to all kids age 18 and younger at no cost.  Meals will be available at the Century School drop off loop.  Plan that there will be a food service closure period between June 29 and July 10. 
    • Community Education is busy planning Adult and Youth online opportunities until social distancing guidelines allow us to meet.  We have many other things in the works, so check our website often  at to see what is waiting for you.  Registration for our summer school age care program, Century Adventures, is open.  For more information call 218-616-4289.
    • Just a reminder that Census 2020 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:

    Lastly, again, thank you for your commitment and I wish the best to everyone for a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer break.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next fall!


  • 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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