• Distance Learning 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.

    Need more information about the Distance Learning option? See our distance learning information and FAQ page for more information.

     

2020-2021 Learning Plan

  • Fall 2020 Learning Plan in 10 Steps

    Elementary

    Elementary students began the school year learning fully in-person at school, however beginning on November 10, elementary students will learn under a hybrid schedule that includes 2-3 in-person learning days and 2-3 at-home learning days each week. Elementary students will attend school in one of two groups:

    • Maroon group - attending school in person on Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday, learning at home on other school days. 
    • Gold group - attending school in person on Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Friday, learning at home on other school days.

    color-coded 2020-2021 school year calendar shows the days each group will attend.

    Plan overview for elementary schools

    Secondary

    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 one of two groups:

    • Maroon group - attending school in person on Mondays and Wednesdays and learning at home on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 
    • Gold group - attending school in person on Tuesdays, Thursdays and learning at home on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    color-coded 2020-2021 school year calendar shows the days each group will attend.

    Plan overview for secondary schools

Wondering about masks?

  • Reusable cloth mask

    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.

Special Circumstances

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  • Special Education

  • Students Experiencing Homelessness