Kevin Grover, 14 days ago
Dear ISD 361 Families,
This is Superintendent Kevin Grover. I am pleased to report that with further guidance from MDE, MDH, and local public health; ISD 361 will be able to continue with our original 2020 learning model moving forward. That means the elementary will continue in-person learning and will not go to distance learning next week. Falls High school will have the Thursday/Friday group of students back in the building effective Thursday, November 19th. All co and extracurricular activities will resume immediately. The recent executive order by Governor Walz requiring additional preparation time for teachers will reduce the days elementary students are in the building. The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month students will not be in school, please plan accordingly. This will begin November 25th.
Guidance is being modified as the pandemic continues and the guiding numbers that were to be a baseline for our decision are taking less of a driving force and a more focused approach on the specific number of students, staff, and families that are affected by the pandemic in each building. I thank you for your patience and the desire is to continue to have students and staff in the building as long as it remains safe. Any questions, please contact either office.
Casey Stenberg, 1 day ago
Attention all 9-12th graders. Senior High Knowledge Bowl will be starting up in the next few weeks. If you would like to be a part of one of our teams, please sign up by Tuesday, December 8th. You may sign up in the main office, or by contacting Coach Cipriano by email or phone. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, phone extension is 1255.
Knowledge Bowl is a quiz-based extracurricular activity where teams compete against teams from other schools. The weekly practice commitment is an average of less than an hour a week, and is flexible with other activities, such as sports. You do not have to be a "straight-A" student to join, we encourage anyone with an interest to come and check it out.
Dan McGonigle, 13 days ago
Per the Governor's executive order, the International Falls swimming pool will be closed from Friday, Nov. 20 at 11:59pm thru Friday, December 18 also at 11:59 pm. The pool will be open for morning swim on Friday, Nov. 20 but, unfortunately, that will be the last open swim for 2020 as the Dec. 18 date goes right into Christmas break for the campus. We've appreciated our swimmers, our families and the patience you've shown regarding the swimming pool. We look to 2021 when the virus is hopefully behind us, to make full use of the pool and have it open as often as possible. Again, thank you for your patience.
Mike Blesi, 14 days ago
Midco has informed us of a work-a-around for those using a VPN for work. The VPN device needs a wired connection to the Midco router. District Chromebooks should work as expected.
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