Summer School 2020
During this challenging time, Forest Lake Area Schools is excited to offer a summer school program that follows guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health for students within the Forest Lake area.
Please note: The information below is a change from our previously published dates for summer school. Please take note of the updated information.
Summer School - Grades K-8
Forest Lake Area Schools will offer a general education summer school program for students in grades K-8 through a hybrid model that will combine in-person instruction with additional learning from home. The hybrid model will include a 1:9 staff to student ratio (nine students with one teacher) while the students are at school. Students will be assigned to an A/B group and will rotate every other day between direct instruction at school and learning from home. Classroom learning will take place at Forest View for students in grades K-6 and the Education Center for students in grades 7-8. Our summer programming will begin on June 22nd and will end for students in grades K-8 on Friday, July 24th (with no school on Friday, July 3). The hours of the session for students will be 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Students on an IEP who qualify for Extended School Year (ESY) in the general education summer school program will receive their services in this program. If your student is registered you will receive a letter with more information.
Credit Recovery - Grades 9-12
For students in grades 9-12, our Credit Recovery Summer Session will be offered through online learning. This summer session will begin for students on June 15th and run through July 15th (no school on Friday, July 3).
Setting III ESY/ECSE/STEP
For students that were referred for special education only Extended School Year (ESY), Setting III ESY, ECSE, and STEP will continue with a distance learning format. ESY for these groups will begin for students on June 15th and run through July 15th (no school on Friday, July 3).
Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for students and staff is our highest priority. As we prepare to welcome students back into our buildings for summer school, we are implementing increased safety procedures, including the items noted below, to help prevent the spread of illness.
Increased cleaning and sanitation - Buses, school buildings, classrooms and bathrooms will all receive more frequent cleaning and sanitation. Buses will be sanitized after every route and high traffic areas within our buildings will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
Small groups - We will follow State of Minnesota guidance and limit our group sizes to 10 or less at all times. Nine students will be assigned to each teacher and classrooms will have adequate space for physical distancing. Students will not change classrooms during their summer school day.
Health services - Our summer school program will include full health office staffing. Staff will follow all safety protocols for screening and isolating any student who shows signs of illness.