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2021-22 Updates

Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan

Based upon input from our local community and current guidance from the MN Department of Education (MDE), Pequot Lakes Public Schools plans to return to normal in-person learning for fall 2021-22 unless a different approach is required by the MDE as fall approaches.  The calendar for the 2021-22 school year can be found on the Calendars page of the district website.  Here are some details about the safe return to school plan:
  • Custodial staff will continue the more robust cleaning schedule during the school day to help minimize transmission of germs.  
  • Teachers and staff will continue to be provided with cleaning materials in classrooms to wipe down high touch areas more frequently.  
  • Outside air intake levels will continue to run at the increased levels established for 2020-21.
  • Buses will continue to be disinfected after each route.  
  • Students will continue to be provided with a Chromebook to facilitate personalized learning and to help learning continue during absences in the event that quarantine requirements are reinstated. 
  • The school district will continue to implement e-learning days for school closures due to weather.  
During the 2020-21 school year, the teachers normally working as interventionists were all assigned regular teaching assignments to create smaller classes that met the MDE Safe Learning Plan requirements.  For 2021-22, all interventionists will return to providing interventions for students that need additional support.  In addition, the school board approved adding four teaching positions for 2021-22 to help provide additional supports and enrichments for students need it.  

If you have feedback or input regarding the emerging plans for the 2021-22 school year, please share your thoughts by clicking on this link to fill out a simple input survey.