Fall Update

School has been in session for a little over a month now and things definitely look different this year! From construction to COVID limitations, there has been lots of adjusting. The new "norm" has gone smoothly so far. We want to thank all parents and students for coming together and being flexible. Our current in-person learning model will transition to our hybrid learning model beginning Monday, Oct. 19th. Weekly updates will continue to be released by superintendent Greg Schmidt.

Last week, we celebrated Homecoming. Though the logistics looked different, students and staff had lots of fun!

Homecoming 2020

Hybrid Learning Model

In Hybrid Learning, schools must limit the overall number of people in school facilities and on transportation vehicles to 50% maximum occupancy. Sufficient social distancing with at least 6 feet between people must occur at all times. If distancing cannot be achieved in a space or on a transportation vehicle, the number of occupants must be reduced.

So, Hybrid Learning requires the following:

• Social distancing of 6 feet at all times in school buildings

• School facilities at 50% capacity

• Transportation at 50% capacity

• Sufficient staffing levels to meet the requirements of the model

For more information on Hybrid Learning and all our learning models, visit our website,

What this means:

ALL K-4 students will attend school in-person every day of the week.

Grades 5-12 will attend school in-person two days per week.

Last names A-L will attend in-person Monday and Tuesday.

Last names M-Z will attend in-person Thursday and Friday each week.

Wednesday’s all students will be expected to log in with their Homeroom/Advisory for attendance and further instructions.

Bus Transportation will run their normal routes each day and students will be picked up at their regularly scheduled time.

Questions regarding Hybrid Learning specifics can be asked to your child's teacher, principal, or the Superindenent.

Appleton-Milan Principal, Maureen Heinecke:

Madison-Marietta-Nassau Principal, Kipp Stender:

LQPV Middle/High School Principal, Scott Sawatzky:

Superintendent Greg Schmidt:

Meals for Students during Hybrid Learning

While in Hybrid Learning and Distance Learning, breakfast and lunch are available to all students on the days they are scheduled to be at home Monday through Friday. These meals will follow the district-adopted prices:

Breakfast: K-6 Free Grades 7-12 $1.45

Lunch: K-6 $2.30 Grades 7-12 $2.45

A one-time registration is required by 8:00 AM on Monday for pick up on Wednesday, and by 8:00 AM on Friday for pick up on Monday. Sign up by clicking here.

  • Meal pick up on Monday (Last names M-Z) will consist of meals for students that will be at home on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Meal pick up on Wednesday (Last names A-L) will consist of meals for students that will be at home on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

  • Pick up locations include:

    • Appleton Elementary, SW door

    • Madison Elementary, NE door on 5th Street by the small playground

    • Milan, GMI front parking lot

ALL meals are to be picked up between 7:30-8:00 AM only and on Monday and Wednesday only, depending on the day your child(ren) are learning at home.

If you request meals and don't pick them up, your family will be charged.

Hybrid Athletic Information

Families of LQPV Football and Volleyball Players in grades 7-12,

As LQPV transitions into Hybrid Learning, we want to make sure that these students still have access to attend after school activities. If possible, we ask that families find a way to have their child transported to school by 3:20 PM each day that they are scheduled for Distance Learning. However, we realize this is not a workable plan for all families. Therefore, if your child does not have access to get to school by 3:20 PM on practice/game days, we are allowing them to attend “In Person” during their scheduled “Distance Learning” days. On those days, they will not be in classroom live with teachers, but instead will be housed in a location within the school building that is supervised and safe guidelines can still be maintained. On these days, they will have the opportunity to eat school lunches if they choose, but will have their lunch period at a different time than their peers to ensure our safeguards/guidelines can be maintained in the lunchroom. After practices are over, students will still have access to our traditional practice buses or they are allowed to find alternative transportation home.

If this is an option that you need to ensure your child can continue to participate in football or volleyball, please email Mr. Smith at by 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 15th.

All home Volleyball and Football games will be livestreamed. In-person attendance for volleyball is limited to parents/guardians of the players. In-person attendance for football games are mainly reserved for immediate family members of the players. For more information, contact Mr. Smith at

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Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Due to COVID, in-person fall parent-teacher conferences are cancelled. You may still request a Google Meet conference with your child's teacher. Please contact your child's school if interested.

Appleton-Milan Elementary, Principal Maureen Heinecke, 320-289-1114

Madison-Marietta-Nassau Elementary, Principal Kipp Stender, 320-598-7528

LQPV Middle/High School, Principal Scott Sawatzky, 320-752-4807

DIstance Learning Opt-In

We understand and acknowledge the parent/guardian decision to have their child distance learn during these uncertain times. If you feel distance learning would be a better fit for your child, please contact your child's school. For planning purposes, please let the building principals know of your decision by the following dates:

  • Quarter 2 = Oct. 30th
  • Quarter 3 = Jan. 15
  • Quarter 4 = March 19
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Virtual Snow Days & Colder Weather

The weather is getting colder, please be sure your child is properly dressed for outdoor recess. Kids in grades K-6 will go outside until the temperature falls below -10 degrees.

Virtual Snow Days

Once again this school year, Lac qui Parle Valley School District will be implementing Virtual Snow Days. The district will allow two snow days to be forgiven. If a third snow day is accrued, teachers will utilize the Virtual Snow Day format for the 3rd through 7th snow days if applicable. Teachers will provide Virtual Snow Day worksheets to students at school in a hard copy format to be placed in their take home folders. The worksheets will also be available on the school website. Teachers will be available to students via email during regular school hours for questions. The day following the Virtual Snow Day, students will bring their completed worksheets (with a parent /guardian signature) to school and turn them into their teachers for credit.

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 14-16: MEA Break/No School

Oct. 19: Begin Hybrid Learning Model

Oct. 30: Halloween Celebrations (Elementary Buildings)

Nov. 5: End of First Quarter

Nov. 6: No School

Nov. 9: No School

Nov. 10: First day of Second Quarter

Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving Break/No School

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