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2020-2021 School Year

We are following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health to provide learning for the 2020-2021 school year that responds to local COVID-19 public health conditions. 

We are preparing for students in preschool through sixth grade to return to learning full-time at school beginning January 21, 2021. There will be no school for preK-6 students on January 19-20 as teachers prepare for the transition. See details in the January 7 message to families

Students in grades 7-12 continue in Extended Flexible Learning (distance learning). The state continues to direct schools to use county-level infection rates as the foundation for decision-making for older students. Our regional support team, which includes representatives from Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education, has directed that Anoka County numbers must dip below the threshold of 30 cases per 10,000 residents to return grades 7-12 to school. We hope to be making a transition in February.

We continue to operate in alignment with Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year and monitor county case numbers and trends in data from Minnesota Department of Health provided weekly. 

Overview of Learning Models and Schedules

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Spring Lake Park Schools must be ready to implement and move between different learning models throughout the 2020-2021 school year as public health conditions change.

There are three models:

  • Extended Flexible Learning (distance learning) will be used when school buildings are not able to open due to required health and safety mitigation strategies, or when a family chooses this option for their student. 
  • Modified Campus Schedule (hybrid) will be used when school buildings are able to open with significant modifications that limit the number of people in school spaces, provide for physical distancing and follow recommended health and safety guidelines and will use a combination of in-person and online teaching and learning.
  • Open Campus (in-person) will be used when school buildings are able to open more fully following health and safety guidance.

Review the Taking and Tracking Attendance guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year

Explore more information about each of the current models here. 

Health And Safety Measures

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We follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an overview of the measures we will take when we are in school buildings in open campus and modified campus schedules learning models.

View the one-page Health and Safety Measures Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

These frequently asked questions will be updated often as we continue to hear from our community. In all of our work, we will prioritize the safety and wellbeing of students and staff and work to personalize learning for each student.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Our SLP dashboard is now available that shows county 14-day numbers, daily county infection rates and key data points from our school district. View the dashboard.

2020-2021 Calendar and Critical Dates

  • January 18: No school, MLK holiday
  • January 19-20: No school for grades preK-6, teacher prep to transition to at-school learning
  • February 12-15: No school
  • March 12-22: No school, spring break

Click on the calendar image to view a downloadable PDF.

2020-2021 family calendar with A/B dates

Student and Family Resources

School Newsletters

Each school will post a newsletter on their website under News > Newsletters as well as email it home on most Wednesdays throughout the school year. To ensure you receive these emails, please update student and family contact information in the Campus Parent Portal system. You can make updates at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/ParentPortal.

Technology Support

The SLP Tech Department is here to support students and families.

If you need technology support, email techsupport@district16.org. Make sure to include your name, contact information and a brief description of your request. If you are unable to email, call
763-600-5555 and leave a message.

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