A return to daily, in-person school

April 30, 2021

Fall 2021: A return to daily, in-person school

Dear Mounds View Public Schools community:


Now that our schools have returned to an in-person learning model, many are starting to ask what they can expect when schools open next fall.


At this time, our plan is to return to daily, in-person classes and activities for all students and all schools in fall 2021. This decision was made based on the best information available at this time. We will continue to keep the health, safety and wellness of our students, staff and community in mind, and we ask everyone to remain vigilant in complying with health and safety guidelines at all times to ensure an uninterrupted school year in 2021-22.


Please know that our schools will continue to update you this spring and summer whenever we have new or more detailed information to share regarding the start of the 2021-22 school year. In the meantime, feel free to scroll below for answers to what are likely to be frequently asked questions.


Sincerely,

Chris Lennox

Superintendent

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The following reflects current intentions considering the best information available at this time -- subject to change as future guidance may change.


Will we require COVID-19 vaccinations?

No, at this time COVID-19 vaccinations are not included as a part of School Immunization Law in Minnesota.


Will schools continue to offer distance learning?

Unless directed by the Governor or legislature to offer distance learning, we intend to provide in-person learning only. Exceptions will include the e-ALC, hybrid and online classes offered by the high schools as were in place before the pandemic. As a system we value connectedness, and we know we do our best work when we’re in person with students.


Will masks and distancing be required?

We’re not certain. We do know that school districts will be expected to implement all public health guidance as required by the state, and we are waiting to learn more about what those expectations will be for the fall.


If students have to quarantine, will schools continue to provide education?

We’re not certain if public health guidance will continue to require quarantining next school year. If quarantining is required, schools will create plans for affected students to have access to instruction during their time in quarantine.

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