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COVID-19

District 191 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle announced on Nov. 13 that the district’s elementary schools - including pre-kindergarten programs - will transition to distance learning beginning on Nov. 30

The last day of the hybrid model for elementary schools will be Friday, Nov. 20.

There will be no school Nov. 23-25 for elementary school students, including those enrolled in One91 Virtual Academy. These days will provide time for teachers and programs to transition smoothly, and distance learning will start on Monday, Nov. 30.

These changes include Pre-K and early childhood programs.

Learn more about answers to questions about transitioning from hybrid to distance learning

Changing Learning Models

How the decision to change learning models is made

Learning Model Decision ProcessAlong with public health conditions around COVID-19, there are many other factors that play a role in determining what learning model District 191 schools use, including student attendance data, staffing considerations and our ability to implement health and safety measures like cleaning or providing PPE. Click on the image to enlarge it for viewing. 

 

 

COVID-19 Dashboard

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Student Meals

The federal program that allows Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to provide free meals to all children ages 1-18 has been extended through June 30, 2021, or until funding runs out. Meals are available to all children, including those who are not enrolled in District 191. Additionally, meals will be delivered daily, Monday-Friday, to various sites throughout the community. Learn more about meal distribution.

Transportation

In a hybrid model, students are required to practice social distancing while riding the bus. This means the district does have as much space for students, so we are asking families to use alternative transportation if they can, such as driving their children to school, participating in a ride share with friends/neighbors, or walking/biking if it is safe. 

Technology

Families who need assistance with any technology-related issues should visit our technology support page.

Childcare

Childcare is available during distance learning time and for both before- and after-school and non-school days for children in grades K-5. As required by state order, children of first responders, educators and other essential workers on Tier 1 of the state’s essential worker list have access to free child care during typical school hours only.

Learn more about District 191 School Age Childcare.

Health & Safety Commitments

To help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, District 191 is taking the following actions:

  • Masks are mandated for staff and students in grades K-12 while in school.
  • Strict social distancing
  • Emphasizing handwashing, provide hand sanitizer
  • Minimize visitors to schools
  • Increased cleaning, sanitizing of school buildings

Watch how District 191 custodial staff is implementing several daily cleaning and disinfecting protocols and priorities.

You can help by practicing wearing a mask with your students, and following good health practices while away from school. Learn more at www.isd191.org/fall2020/health.

Resources

The Minnesota Department of Education has created a guide to give families a quick overview of the education and health guidance for schools. This document is intended to help families know what information they should expect from their child’s school. The guide is available in: English l Hmong l Somali l Spanish 

Questions?

Please send questions to info@isd191.org. See answers to frequently asked questions.

 
 

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