Information about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and School Closure
On this page, you will find information about the Coronavirus Disease, now called COVID-19 and our current school closure.
The situation surrounding the outbreak is rapidly evolving and the information or recommendations are changing as new information becomes available. We are monitoring the situation and following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Read our latest family and staff message.
Below are important details for you to know:
The Governor’s Stay at Home Order requires Minnesotans to stay at home and limit movement outside of their homes from Friday, March 27th at 11:59pm until Friday, April 10.
- School Operations During Stay at Home Order
School operations will continue during the Stay at Home Order. During the Stay at Home Order, Mahtomedi Public Schools will continue to provide Distance Learning, food support for children, and childcare for essential workers.
- Distance Learning
- Visit our Distance Learning page for our District Plan and school plans.
- Distance Learning at Mahtomedi Public Schools will take place until at least April 30. Please note that this timeline guidance may be reevaluated.
- During Distance Learning we will follow our school calendar. April 3 and 10 are no school days for students and we will not have Distance Learning on those days.
At this time, the Governor and Commissioner of MDE have said school staff should plan to return to school buildings on May 1 and May 4 in order to prepare for student return on May 5. Please note that this timeline guidance may be reevaluated.
At this time, no scheduled school or district events or activities will take place in person until April 30. We are working on alternative online viewing opportunities for some events. We will communicate about in-person events scheduled after April 30 in the future.
During the mandatory school closure, Mahtomedi Public Schools will provide childcare for enrolled Pre-Kindergarten through age 12 children in our district of “emergency workers critical to the State’s response to COVID-19.” We have contacted families who have requested care at this time. For more information, visit our childcare support page.
Beginning Monday, March 23 and continuing during school closure, Mahtomedi Public Schools will be offering FREE meals to any child in our community between the ages of 1 and 18. For details and resources about additional food support, click here to read more on our food support page.
Mental Health Support
North Homes Children and Family Services is committed to continuing to provide mental health services to your child during school closure. North Homes will be providing mental health services through tele-health or phone contact while school is closed. The mental health professionals will be contacting you to set up a schedule to provide ongoing mental health services. At this time, North Homes can also take new referrals. Click here to access the referral form. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Lindsay Morgan at email@example.com or her direct work cell phone at (218) 244-7241.
Below, please find helpful links and information regarding the Coronavirus Disease.
We have started a volunteer Google Form you can fill out if you’d like to help We will communicate with this group as needs arise in our community.
We know that our students have questions about the Coronavirus Disease and some are feeling uncertain. We have created informational videos for our students with easy to understand graphics and language used with permission from National Public Radio. The videos give an overview of Coronavirus and clear up common misunderstandings.
The video below includes a voiceover from Principal Scott Briske.