Brainerd Public Schools update on in-person learning
Superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools, Laine Larson issued a letter Friday to update the district’s families on the plan to return to in-person learning. The letter contains the most current COVID-19 information in Crow Wing County, and mentions that the district continues to follow the guidance in the state’s safe learning plan.
The letter states that district officials have “spent a great deal of time communicating with local, regional, and state representatives to bring forth a safe plan for incrementally returning students to a modified in-person learning model according to their grade level.”
To allow teachers time for preparing to return to in-person learning, while still serving those that have opted to remain distance learning, there will be “transition days” for early childhood through fourth grade teachers January 14th and 15th. Meaning there is no distance learning at all for those grades on those dates. It was noted that emergency care will be provided
The current plan for returning to in-person learning is:
Students in Early Childhood – Grade 2 will return to on-site learning Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Students in Grades 3 & 4, LEC, BLC and DCD/Transitions programs will also have no distance learning on Friday, January 29, 2021. Emergency care will be provided. These students will return to on-site learning on Monday, February 1, 2021.
If the existing Return to In-Person Learning Plan does not change, students in Grade 5 will return to on-site learning on Monday, February 1, 2021.
Students in grades 6-12 are expected to return to on-site learning,
Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Whether students in these grade levels will return to a modified-in person (OR) hybrid learning model is yet to be determined, as per approval from the state. Teacher planning days for students in grades 5-12 will be finalized and held at a later time.
The letter also reminds the district Monday, January 18, 2021 and Monday, February 15, 2021 are previously scheduled non-school days for all students including distance learning. There will be no emergency care on these two days provided.
You can read the full letter from Superintendent Larson here.