News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

August 19, 2021

FAQs for fall in-person learning

  • What mitigation measures will be in place for schools?

  • When would a student have to quarantine?

  • Will there be a distance learning option?

Here are answers to these frequently asked questions and more. Updates will be posted here as necessary this fall.

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Educational benefits application

In 2021-22, school meals are free for all students thanks to federal funding. No application is necessary to receive free meals. But there are other reasons you should fill out the Application for Educational Benefits. Complete the form and you could get reduced rates on fees for school activities, home internet, academic tests, transportation and college applications. In some cases, these services could be free.

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PIN needed for meals

Thanks to federal funding, all students will receive free meals, including breakfast and lunch, this school year. Although they will not be charged, students will be asked to enter their PIN when they get these meals. Your student’s PIN will be sent in a reminder email before school starts and can also be found in ParentVUE.

Students will continue to have the opportunity to purchase additional items, which will draw from funds in their meal accounts. To add funds to your child’s account online, click here.

  • Breakfast and lunch menus can be found here.

  • Click here if your child requires special dietary accommodations.

  • To request a refund of lunch money, click here.

Questions? Contact or call 651-621-6025.

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Bus pass information

Students who registered for transportation this year will receive bus information via email during the week of August 23. Additionally, bus passes will be mailed to all students during the week of August 30. This information will also be available in ParentVUE at that time. Questions can be directed to or 651-621-6027.
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New website features and updates

Keep an eye out for some exciting changes coming to the District and school websites. The pages and content are not changing, but there will be some visual updates, as well as a new accessibility feature on all of our pages. The feature includes screen reading and text spacing and sizing options to ensure the website is accessible for all. Use the “eye” icon on the left side of the homepage to learn more.

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Chromebooks for students

In support of our teaching and learning practices, Mounds View Public Schools will provide Chromebook devices to all students this year. For students in kindergarten through fifth grade, devices will stay at school and be secured and charged in a classroom-based cart. Each student will have a device assigned to them in their homeroom class for their own use. Middle and high school students will be issued a device, charging block and protective sleeve. Students will check out the device one time during their tenure at a school level (grades 6-8; grades 9-12). Once issued a Chromebook, students will keep the device until they leave the District or are given a new one.

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Show your school spirit

Get ready for back to school with new spirit wear! Take a look at your school's options here. Shop from a selection of t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, vests and other accessories.
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Save the date! Construction completion celebration

Join us for construction completion open houses on Thursday, September 23, from 5-8 p.m. Open houses will take place simultaneously with tours at each site.

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2021-22 District Operational Plan approved

Each year, the School Board approves a series of goals and related activities on which the Superintendent and Cabinet will focus their work. This is known as the District Operational Plan (DOP). The School Board approved the 2021-22 DOP at its most recent meeting. To read the new plan, click here.
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School Board candidates: 2021

On November 2, voters will elect three residents to serve four-year terms on the School Board. The following residents filed affidavits of candidacy.

  • Shauna Bock, Mounds View

  • Diane Glasheen, New Brighton

  • Christine LaDuke, Shoreview

  • Yolanda Magee, Shoreview

  • Tim Root, Shoreview

  • Jon VanOeveren, Shoreview

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