Dear families,

With cases of COVID-19 increasing throughout our community, we are announcing that our district’s elementary students (K-6) will transition into a hybrid learning model beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10. This change follows extensive consultation with county and state health officials.

At this time, we are not announcing any change for our secondary students (7th-12th grade). However, with the rising COVID-19 two-week case counts for Anoka, Chisago and Washington counties, secondary students and families should be prepared for a possible transition to distance learning. We will continue to monitor county case data over the next 2-3 weeks to determine if a change to distance learning is necessary.

For elementary students, the last day of full in-person learning will be Wednesday, Nov. 4. There will be no school for elementary students on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 5 & 6 to allow time for our staff to prepare for this transition. Monday, Nov. 9 was a previously scheduled professional development day for our staff and will continue to be a day off for all students.

Our hybrid model brings elementary students in the maroon group to school in-person on Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday, and students in the gold group to school in-person on Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Friday.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 will be the first day of in-school learning for Gold students, and Wednesday, Nov. 11 will be the first day of in-school learning for Maroon students. We will send a separate email reminding parents of their student’s maroon/gold group assignments.

This change to hybrid will be for the longer term. We continue to monitor daily case counts, along with long-range trends in our schools and in the general community. If another change is warranted due to a change in case counts, we will give parents as much advance notice as we can. Hybrid Calendar