Some area students will be heading back to their classrooms next week, while others will continue with distance learning.

In an email to parents, Alexandria Superintendent Rick Sansted said after a consultation on Wednesday, Dec., 2, with district leadership and the school’s COVID Advisory Team, grades PreK through second-grade will return to in-person learning on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Grades 3-12 will continue in distance learning through Friday, Jan. 8.

Then, grades 3-5 will return to full in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 11, and grades 6-12 will return to a hybrid model (every other day) on Monday, Jan. 11.

Brandon-Evansville students in grades 6-12 will return to full in-person learning on Monday, Dec. 14, while PreK through fifth-grade students will return to full in-person beginning on Monday, Dec. 7.

Superintendent Don Peschel asked parents to review the protocols for all in-person learning, noting that masks are required and if there are any questions to contact the district office.

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According to an update from Osakis Superintendent Randy Bergquist, from now through Friday, Dec. 18, PreK-2 are in-person learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Students in grades 3-4 are in a hybrid learning model, while students in grades 5-12 are full distance learning.

Wednesdays are a full distance learning for all students in all grades, he said.

All school districts are closing monitoring the COVID-19 numbers and will make changes if they arise. Parents will be notified whenever those changes take place.