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. 

Students in grades 7-12 are learning in a Modified Campus (hybrid) model. Students in grades preK-6 are learning full-time at school. Students who have chosen it are continuing in Extended Flexible Learning (distance). On February 17, the state's safe learning plan was updated to provide direction for planning toward a transition to full-time learning at school for grades 7-12. A transition for Spring Lake Park Schools students would happen no earlier than the beginning of the third trimester - following spring break. An update on transitions will be provided no later than March 3. See the latest message to families sent February 17, 2021

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.

Library Book Checkout for Extended Flexible Learning Students

Starting the week of February 22, Extended Flexible Learning students can reserve library books and pick them up at their home school. This book pick-up process will happen every week for the remainder of the school year for EFL students, with the exception of scheduled non-school days on Wednesdays.

Reservation and Pick-up instructions:

  1. On the Monday of each week, students and/or family members need to request the books they would like to check out. To do this, first, go to the Destiny Discover app on your iPad and log in using your district username and password
  2. Once logged in, students can search available books and place hold requests for pickup; eBooks and other digital resources may also be available for checkout by Monday morning.
  3. Next, wait to receive confirmation via Schoology that the books are available and ready to pick up on Wednesday.
  4. On Wednesday of that week, go to your home school during the hours listed below. Call the number and someone will bring the books out to your vehicle.

To be eligible, overdue books must be returned or the corresponding fines must be satisfied. Books will be held for two weeks.

Wednesday Pick-up times and number to call:

  • Centerview - 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 763-600-5500
  • Northpoint - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 763-600-5700
  • Park Terrace - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 763-600-5600
  • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion - 1-3 p.m., 763-600-5800
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School - 8:45-9:45 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., 763-600-5308
  • Spring Lake Park High School - 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 763-600-5100

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

  • February 12: Conferences – No school for all students
  • February 15: President’s Day holiday – No school for all students and staff
  • February 16: Grades 7-12 transition to a Modified Campus (hybrid) model (B day). Students who have chosen the Modified Campus (hybrid) model will transition back in this model. Students who have chosen Extended Flexible Learning will continue in Extended Flexible Learning. 
  • 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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