Grades 7-12 Registration for Blended and Distance Learning

October 8, 2020

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Secondary grades (7-12) registration for blended and distance learning

Last month the school board approved a plan to offer a blended learning option for students in grades 7 – 12 beginning December 7, which is the start of the second trimester. We are aware that positive cases of COVID-19 in Ramsey County are on the rise, and it is entirely possible that the plan to transition to blended learning will be impacted by changing health conditions in our community. In the event that we are able to transition, we need to know how many students plan to opt-in to blended learning.
On Friday, Oct. 23, students in grades 7 – 12 will register to either transition to blended learning or to remain in distance learning for the second trimester. Registration will be done via Schoology and students will be guided through the process by a teacher during one of their courses.
We encourage families to discuss with their students what option is best for your family. Please review the Blended and Distance Learning Handbook for Secondary Students for information about what the models will look like.

Transitioning from distance learning to a blended learning Scenario

On Monday, Oct. 26, we continue transitioning to a blended learning scenario for students in second and third grade who will begin attending school in-person two days a week (either M-Tu or Th-F) – unless they have opted into the Distance Learning Academy. Families were sent letters informing them if they were in Cohort 1 (M-Tu) or Cohort 2 (Th-F) last week. If you have questions about your cohort, please contact your school.
Below is the schedule for transitioning grades. The dates assume health and safety conditions are favorable for returning to school in person.
  • October 26 - ECSE, pre-K, grades 2  3
  • November 9 - Grades 4 – 6
  • December 7 - Grades 7 – 12
Read our plan presented to the board on transitioning to blended learning, and learn more about health and safety at our Reopening page.

Check for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to school 

All students that come to school must be healthy and have no symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. We need the help of families to make sure their students are well enough to attend school so that school is a safe environment for everyone.
Download this simple tool to help you determine each day if your student or any family member should stay home from school:
This daily screening tool helps you decide if you should go to a school building each day. MDH has provided guidance for schools, including a flow chart when a student or staff member is experiencing the following symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Our screening tool is based on this flow chart, which is also available from the state:

Remember to wear your mask, and have an extra!

As more students begin to attend school in person, we want to remind you of the importance and requirement of wearing a mask at school at all times. Under the governor's statewide mask mandate, all students and staff in District buildings will be required to wear a face-covering (with the exception of early childhood learners and some special education students). See the requirements of the governor's mask mandate, as well as exemptions. 
Please make sure to have an extra mask in your student's backpack in case their mask becomes soiled or misplaced. Schools will provide masks for students if they need them, but we ask that you send your students prepared each and every day. 
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