Forest Lake Area Schools is planning 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. We are creating detailed plans for this scenario, along with the plans for of moving into full distance learning or full in-person learning if needed, depending on COVID-19 case data.
Interested in a Distance Learning option? See our distance learning information and FAQ page for more information.
Parents who wish to choose our Distance Learning for their student(s) can sign up for that option online. Please fill out the Distance Learning interest form by Sunday, August 16.
2020-2021 Learning Plan
Elementary and Early Childhood
Elementary students, including preschool and early childhood, will learn in-person at school, following the traditional school year calendar.
Secondary students (grades 7-12) will learn under a hybrid model combination of in-person learning and at-home learning. Secondary students will attend school in either a maroon group or a gold group and will alternate every other day between attending school in person and learning at home. A color-coded 2020-2021 school year calendar shows the days each group will attend.
Wondering about masks?
On July 22, Governor Walz issued an executive order requiring masks throughout Minnesota in all public indoor spaces. This order will apply to both students and staff within our schools. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the mask requirement.