We use several indicators to help us understand our school community's perspective on the operations of our learning models and how we can make improvements. Below, are the indicators we have used for our learning model operations during the 2020-21 school year.

Summer 2020
We surveyed families at each of our school buildings about the three potential scenarios and received 2,300 responses. These surveys were in addition to the annual family surveys done at the end of the 2019-20 school year. 

Focus Groups: During the week of July 20, we conducted family focus groups and discussed the draft plans and ideas with approximately 80 families across the district. 

On July 24, we shared our draft plan with families. During the week of July 27, principals worked with their staff to finalize school schedules and further develop the details under each plan. Families also were able to provide additional ideas and recommendations via our feedback form. 


2020-21 School Year
During the 2020-21 school year, we used several indicators for public comment and feedback including surveys, staff meetings, family conversations including Principal Roundtable meetings, student surveys, Incident Command Team meetings, and public comment submissions for our School Board meetings. 

The following are feedback themes we heard from our public input during the 2020-21 school year.

  • Health & Safety 
  • Rigor & Engagement (Consistent course and content expectations and feedback)
  • Schedule & Structure (Continuous Learning, small group, and independent practice)
  • Maximize Face-to-Face Learning
  • Maximize In-Person Opportunities
  • Stability for Staff, Families, and Students
  • Relationships (Peer and Educator)

 The public input informed the continued development of our plans.

Our Mission

The mission of the Mahtomedi School District, the unified community of courageous hearts and curious minds dedicated to inspiring personal excellence, is to ensure that each student is a bold agent of learning who successfully pursues their passions while advancing the greater good, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • environments that inspire curiosity
  • an inclusive learning community
  • an array of exceptional learning experiences
  • teaching and learning that imparts a global view
  • culture of empathy that empowers the whole person

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