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Fall 2020

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has outlined three possible scenarios for learning in the coming school year.

Families will have two options for their student’s learning experience this fall. 

Option 1: Distance/Hybrid/In-Person

In this option, based on public health conditions, students and our schools may move between three learning models throughout the school year: distance learning full time, a hybrid between distance and in-person learning, and in-person learning full time. Learn more about the distance, hybrid and in-person instructional models

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Option 2: Distance Learning Full Time

For families that do not want any kind of in-person learning, the district will offer a full-time distance learning option called One91 Virtual Academy. The academy will be taught by One91 teachers and will operate independently from the distance/hybrid/in-person models. Learn more about the One91 Virtual Academy.


  • July 9 — Initial email about Fall Planning sent to families
  • July 20 — Survey for feedback about 2020-21 school year will open  
  • July 30 — Governor Walz’s Office, in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), will determine and announce the scenario model under which schools may reopen for the 2020-21 school year based on state COVID19 metrics 
  • Aug. 6 — District 191 will announce plan (in-person, distance learning or hybrid) for the 2020-21 school year
  • Aug. 13 — District 191 will present plan to the School Board of Education 
  • Aug. 16 — Registration for the Virtual Academy closes
  • Sept. 8 — First Day of School (Grades 1-6 & 9-12)
  • Sept. 9 — First Day of School (Grades 7-8)
  • Sept. 10 — First Day of Kindergarten
  • Sept. 15 — First Day of Early Childhood Programs


As Minnesota school districts and charter schools plan for the upcoming school year, so are Minnesota families. 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 


Recent Fall Planning Posts

District shares learning models, health & safety plans


On Thursday, Aug. 6, District 191 shared its plans for the three different learning models it could use during the 2020-21 school year, depending on how COVID-19 is affecting its community...

Fall 2020 Update for families following governor’s announcement


One91 Families, Today, we received some direction from Gov. Walz regarding the reopening of schools this fall. Generally, his guidance is for school districts to decide how they will...

District 191 guidelines and expectations for wearing masks in facilities


The following guidelines and expectations for wearing masks, including cloth face coverings, paper masks and non-surgical masks, in District 191 facilities are based on guidance provided by...

Survey regarding fall planning sent to One91 families


There are about 7 weeks left until the start of the 2020-21 school year. There are still some things that we don’t know for sure, including exactly what school will look like this fall. We...

Planning is underway for Fall 2020 school, opportunities for input


One91 Families, As you may have seen announced earlier this summer, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is asking school districts to plan for three possible scenarios when it...