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Updates from the 279Online

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year, scholars, families, and staff! We have had such a wonderful first week of school, and we could not have done it without you! These past few days have made us even more excited for the fabulous school year that is to come. We appreciate your support and look forward to meeting each of you.


Please read the newsletter thoroughly each week, as we will provide updates about our school community, helpful resources, job and scholarship opportunities, and much, much more.

Meet the 279Online Admin Team

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While breakfasts and lunches are free for all scholars this year, it is nevertheless important to complete the free and reduced lunch application. In addition to this providing scholars and families with benefits like lower fees for lost items, exams, etc., this program also provides the school and the district with much-needed funding. Please complete this application today.

District and Community Resources

Rather than posting numerous resources each week, we are compiling them in a Google Doc that will be updated accordingly. Please click here for assistance regarding things like mental health, food and clothing support, and Internet access.

Schoology Guide for Families

For families who use Schoology, we created this handy reference guide to help you navigate what you’ll see in Schoology, how Schoology is different than ParentVue, and how to get support for accessing the parent side of Schoology. Click here for the reference guide.

Attendance/Absence Reporting

Thank you for reporting your scholar's absence. The best way to report the absence is to email online@district279.org to ensure the correct spelling and information is received. We appreciate your support with this request.

Device and Materials Distribution Reminder

District Issued Device

If your student has not received their district issued device, please email the HelpDesk (Help@district279.org) to set up an appointment to pick up your scholar’s device at the Educational Service Center (ESC).


Curricular Materials

279Online has two materials distribution hubs for the 2021-22 school year, Elm Creek Elementary and Oakview Elementary. If you were unable to pick up materials at the initial distribution, please call the main office at the location you would like to pick up these materials from.. Materials will be available at these locations beginning September 20th.

  • Elm Creek Elementary: 763-425-0577 - Please call ahead for an appointment.
    9830 Revere Ln N
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Oakview Elementary: 763-425-1881 - Please call ahead for an appointment.
    6710 E Fish Lake Rd
    Maple Grove, MN 55369

Throughout the year, if your scholar requires any physical materials, their teacher will communicate that to you. Materials will be available at the distribution hubs listed above once you receive this communication.