Governor Walz ordered public schools closed effective March 18 th , 2020 through March 27 th , 2020.
This time is to be used to plan for the possibility of providing distance learning and other required
services to families in the event that schools need to remain closed for a longer period of time.
International Falls School District is in a slightly different position than some other districts in the
state. We currently have one staff member that has undergone testing and is quarantined until the
results come back. With this information, we will close our district to students immediately. The plan is
to do a thorough cleaning of the area in which this individual was located on Monday. Custodial staff
will report to work at 6:00 a.m. in their respective buildings. The expectation is that all remaining staff
will return to work on Tuesday and specific information will go out to employees at a later time with
In the days to come we will be ready to meet the needs of our community with respect to childcare
service for children of emergency workers. We will develop a means to register for this service and will
work on a plan to expand our hours of service to meet the needs. We will be coming up with a plan to
meet the needs of families that rely on the school for daily meals. More information with regards to
both of these will be available in the days to come.
There will be a lot of information coming out in the next few days and I will reserve these phone
notifications for only the highest need bulletins. Information will be placed on our webpage with the
plan for our services as they emerge. I thank you for your patience and cooperation in this challenging
time. Rest assured that district staff is here to meet the needs of all of our families and through
creative planning will do the best job possible to achieve that.
School is closed for International Falls effective immediately.