News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

January 15, 2021

Elementary schools to reopen

Governor Walz recently announced updates to the MN Safe Learning plan, allowing schools to welcome back students in kindergarten through fifth grade to all-day, every-day, in-person learning. Mounds View Public Schools will welcome back students in kindergarten, first, second and third grades on Monday, January 25. Students in fourth and fifth grades will begin in-person learning on Monday, February 8.

This calendar and the chart below indicates some key dates:

  • January 18, non-school day for all District grade levels -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • January 21-22, non-school days for K-3 students -- state-provided staff planning

  • January 25, in-person learning begins for kindergarten through third grade

  • January 28-29, non-school days for all District grade levels -- end of semester

  • February 4-5, non-school days for grades 4-5 students -- state-provided staff planning

  • February 8, in-person learning begins for fourth and fifth grade

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Superintendent answers frequently asked questions

  • Why are only kindergarten and elementary students allowed to return soon?

  • What will school look like when these students return?

  • When might middle school and high school students return to school?

For answers to these frequently asked questions and more, download this summary of Superintendent Lennox’s report to the School Board, or watch the report and discussion here.

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Report student absences electronically

In addition to leaving voicemail messages, parents and guardians can now electronically record student absences, including future and/or planned absences. Log into ParentVUE and select “Record absence” next to your child’s name to begin the process. School staff will review new entries daily. Detailed instructions are available here.

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Virtual high school enrollment nights

High school enrollment information nights are going virtual. These are the first of many opportunities new students will have to meet teachers, tour the schools, consider classes and explore activities.

At any time, visit or and submit questions about the 2021-22 school year.

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School Board meetings now on YouTube

School Board meetings are now streamed live and archived on the District’s YouTube channel. Note: You will no longer be able to view past meetings on the North Suburbs CTV channel or website.

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MLK Day Celebration

Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and this year’s Annual State of Minnesota celebration is geared towards students. From living rooms to classrooms, students across the state will come together to discuss how Dr. King fought for justice and love, how he worked to end racism and poverty and what this means today. The virtual premiere begins at 10:30 a.m. For more details about the event, including links to activity and discussion guides, visit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.

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