Superintendent's Notes

Superintendent Notes

By Randy Bruer

 

Win-E-Mac School

From the Governors “stay at home order” for 2 weeks, the Win-E-Mac School will begin its Distance learning plan on Monday, March 30 continuing through May 4th. Your teachers will connect with you to begin the process. Employees of the school are considered essential people to the work that needs to be done. Students will be required to take part in the work provided by your teachers.  Meal delivery will continue as started last week. If you have any questions, please call the District Office @ 218-563-2900.

What “stay at home’’ means for students, staff and online learning

 

Minnesota public school students face at least five more weeks away from school under new orders Wednesday from Gov. Tim Walz. In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, teachers across the state on Monday will begin implementing distance learning plans they’ve been developing since last week. Most students have been out of school and without teacher instruction since March 16.

 

Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker expects that when distance learning starts Monday, schools will meet the learning needs of all students, including English language learners, those on special-education plans and homeless students. At the same time, schools must continue providing free meals on days when classes are scheduled, as well as offering on-site care for the children of workers in critical fields, such as healthcare.

 

Schools districts are to post their distance learning plans online by Friday.

 

 

Minnesota State High School League: No high school spring sports until May 4 at earliest

 

High school spring sports practice and games will be suspended at least until May 4, extending the current shutdown to remain in step with the closing of Minnesota schools.

The announcement Wednesday by the Minnesota State High School League came moments after Gov. Tim Walz’s 2 p.m. briefing, during which he ordered state residents to stay at home and limit movements outside their homes beyond essential needs for two weeks beginning Saturday. School buildings will be closed throughout April while districts deploy distance learning to May 4, all in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

The league said no decisions have been made “at this time’’ about canceling spring sports for the season.

Healthy employees and Parents can protect themselves and others

  • Practice social distancing. Keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people. See the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself.
  • Wash hands often.
  • Don’t touch eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Monitor for symptoms and stay home if you get sick, except to get medical care. Call ahead before visiting your doctor