Forest Lake Area Schools has planned for three possible scenarios of student learning which may be used during the 2020-2021 school year. These scenarios include full in-person learning, full distance learning, or a hybrid of distance and in-person learning. On July 30, Governor Walz announced a framework that allows local school districts to determine how they will begin the 2020-2021 school year, based on COVID-19 case data by county. The Forest Lake Area School Board approved a plan, based on current data, to start school with elementary, preschool and early childhood students attending school fully in-person, and secondary (grades 7-12) students attending school in a hybrid scenario, alternating every other day between in-person learning and at-home learning.
On October 26, the district announced that elementary students would also move into a hybrid learning scenario, beginning November 10.
On November 12, the district announced that High School and Community School students (grades 9-12) will move to distance learning effective immediately, through at least January 22.
On November 19, the district announced a transition to distance learning for all students, beginning in December.
2020-2021 Learning Plan
Elementary students began the school year learning fully in-person at school, however beginning on December 3, elementary students will begin distance learning.
Secondary students (grades 7-12) began the year under a hybrid model combination of in-person learning and at-home learning. However, beginning on November 16th, students in grades 9-12 moved to distance learning, and students in grades 7-8 will begin distance learning on December 3.
Wondering about masks?
This summer Governor Walz issued an executive order requiring masks throughout Minnesota in all public indoor spaces. This order applies to both students and staff within our schools. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the mask requirement.