Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: March 16, 2020
As the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we know there are ongoing questions about the school closure declared by Governor Walz on March 15.
The information contained in this message is the most current that we have at this time. Please know that as we have new information we will continue to share it with the community and encourage you to visit www.moundsviewschools.org/coronavirus for FAQs and regular updates. If you have an additional question, you can fill out a contact form here.
Childcare for healthcare and emergency workers
Consistent with the Governor’s guidance, Mounds View Public Schools will be providing childcare for parents who have children who work and serve in the healthcare and/or emergency fields. Verification of employment, such as a letter from the employer or an employment badge, is required.
Care will be provided for children grades K-5. This service will be free to families and available from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The childcare will take place at the following locations starting Wednesday, March 18:
Sunnyside Elementary School (2070 County H, New Brighton, MN 55112)
Island Lake Elementary School (3555 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126)
To see the list of healthcare and emergency workers that qualify for this childcare and to register, fill out this form.
Regular Mounds View Public Schools childcare programming, including Y Care, will be closed for students and families who do not meet the definition of an emergency worker in the link above.
Meals for students
We understand that school meals are a vital source of nutrition for many students. We are committed to providing free breakfast and lunch to students starting Monday, March 23 and continuing throughout the closure. Expect additional details about times and locations in the coming days.
While Mounds View Schools is currently on spring break, please know that District staff are working diligently to put plans into place for distance learning in the event of an extended or future school closure. In the coming days we will share information about how we will provide e-learning or distance learning services to all students. Among the issues staff are considering:
Providing necessary technology for students to participate in e-learning
Making sure internet access (or an alternative method) is available for every student
Special education needs
English learner needs
Grading and testing considerations
School activities and events
Prevention strategies and education
Thank you for your continued flexibility and collaboration during this time.