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.
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.