2020-2021 School Year

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

The Spring Lake Park School Board reviewed the 2020-2021 School Year Plan and approved the recommendation that we begin the 2020-2021 school year in a Modified Campus Schedule (Hybrid) model and provide full-time distance learning for those who choose it. This plan is in alignment with Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year.

Part of this plan included pushing back the first day of school to Thursday, September 10, 2020. This provided two additional days of professional learning and planning to support teachers' work with students. Days of instruction scheduled for September 8 and 9, 2020 will be replaced on December 4, 2020 and February 11, 2021. 

What Families Can Do Now

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Make sure you have internet access

We secured high levels of internet access for students in the spring. If you need internet access, reach out so we can help with a solution. 
Tech Support: Email techsupport@district16.org or call 763-600-5555


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Check the status of your school-issued iPads

• Reach out to tech support now if service is needed on a school-issued iPad.
• Pay for your iPad Protection Plan through Campus Parent Portal


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For students who will be coming to school in the hybrid model:

• Make sure you are ready to do a health self-screen for days you are coming to school.
• Pick out and practice wearing a face mask.
• We’ll provide family resources in the coming weeks to help students prepare.


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View school supply lists

School supply lists are available for families on the Back to School Hub.


Overview of Learning Models and Schedules

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

  • 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

Health And Safety Measures

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We will 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 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.

2020-2021 Calendar

The first day of school for all grades is Thursday, September 10, 2020. Click on the calendar image to view a downloadable PDF.

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Critical Dates and Next Steps

  • October 12-16, 2020: No School

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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