2020-21 COVID-19 News & Updates
August 31, 2020 -- Updated Return to School Guide Now Available! Click here to download.
August 14, 2020 -- Return to School Guide Now Available!
August 10, 2020 -- School Board Selects Safe Learning Plan for Fall 2020; Students to Begin in Distance Learning, Quickly Move to Hybrid Learning
The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board voted unanimously on Monday, August 10, 2020, to approve a Safe Learning Plan that includes the following recommendations for students in Early Learning through Grade 12 for Fall 2020:
- All students will begin the school year in a distance learning format;
- E-2 students will start in a hybrid model on September 28;
- Students in grades 3-12 will start in a hybrid model on October 5;
- All elementary students will attend school using a Classroom/Homeroom Teacher model; and
- Offer full-time distance learning as a choice for families.
Each school year is unique and 2020-21 will present challenges like no other. There are many unknowns. Students, parents and guardians, teachers and staff, valued community members - all have many feelings about what the near future will look like in St. Louis Park Public Schools and our greater community. “We heard you! Your feedback and thoughtful consideration of all students in St. Louis Park Public Schools was carefully considered by all School Board members,” said School Board Chair Mary Tomback.
While some stakeholders are satisfied with the steps the District took to reach the selection of the Safe Learning Plan for Fall 2020, others expressed dissatisfaction - even tonight - about the process and recommendation. Superintendent Astein Osei responded, saying … “We will continue our work to develop and improve our models to provide all students with safe and nurturing learning environments during the 2020-21 school year. We will never be “done” with our model design, as we believe in continuous improvement.”