First Day of School

Posted by Forest Lake Area Schools on 9/8/2020

Dear Families,

I know that you are receiving a lot of communications from your child’s school and teacher. Therefore, I will be brief. I am so excited to have reached the first day of school after such a long period of distance learning last year. Whether your child is attending in-person learning or attending the Ranger Academy, we are thrilled to be back to learning and engaging with our students. Thank you for the trust you have placed in your child’s school and teacher especially during these uncertain times. Please know that your child’s learning and safety and well being is our top priority. 

A few important reminders:

  • Please go through the home wellness check with your child each morning before he/she leaves for school. We ask that you take your child’s temperature each morning. 
  • In an effort to keep everyone healthy, please do not send your child to school if he/she is not feeling well or has any COVID-19 related symptoms. Let’s err on safety rather than “fighting” through an illness.
  • We continue to monitor county and local COVID-19 cases. There has been a steady rise in cases locally and within the three counties we serve. We are in regular contact with local and state health officials as we study the safety of our current learning models. 
  • As I have shared many times, we may need to shift to a more restrictive model if COVID-19 cases increase. I ask that families be prepared if we need to shift to more at home learning in the future. 

As always, please reach out to your child’s school if you have any questions or concerns. 

Sincerely,
Steve Massey
Superintendent