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.