News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

February 12, 2021

What do our elementary schools look like?

Over the past few weeks, schools have welcomed back students in kindergarten through fifth grade for in-person learning at up to 100% capacity. To see what our elementary schools look like, take a look at this collection of photos that will be featured in an upcoming issue of School Talk.
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2021-22 and 2022-23 school calendars

The School Board has officially approved the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school year calendars. The calendars contain no significant changes to traditional breaks including MEA break, Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break.

Visit the calendars page at to see the current calendar and the next two school year calendars.

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Winter weather reminders

Now that all students have experienced the distance learning model, for the remainder of this school year any future “snow days” will become distance learning days for all students. For more information, including details about the District’s threshold for closing, childcare operations, activities cancellations, notifications and more, visit

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Updates to District’s equity goals

At the February 9 school board meeting, Superintendent Lennox offered an update on the District’s equity goals as part of the District Operational Plan (DOP). You can watch the recording here. You can expect a more detailed update in our spring issue of School Talk, which will be mailed to homes in mid-March.

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Virtual ribbon cuttings

This spring, construction will conclude at the final three schools to undergo improvements: Irondale High School, Sunnyside Elementary School and Valentine Hills Elementary School. The pandemic has complicated plans to host gatherings celebrating the completed spaces. But schools that recently finished their final phase of construction are producing virtual ribbon-cutting ceremonies to share and celebrate their new projects. Here are the first two videos with more to come.

Edgewood Middle School

Edgewood Middle School virtual ribbon cutting

Mounds View High School

Mounds View High School virtual ribbon cutting
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Changes to meal pick-up coming

Free meals continue to be available to all students. Students who are currently attending school will receive free breakfast and lunch daily through June. Curbside pick-up is also available every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the middle and high schools.

Effective the week of February 22, curbside meal pick-up will only be offered on Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the middle and high schools. For full details and locations, visit
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