Fisher Students to Continue Distance Learning until After Thanksgiving

Fisher Students to Continue Distance Learning until After Thanksgiving

November 17, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson (11/17/20)

Fisher, MN — The Fisher School District had originally planned to have students back learning in-person this week after a two-week reset, but as COVID-19 cases surge throughout Polk County, students will remain distance learning for the time being. The goal is now to have students back in the classroom on the Monday after Thanksgiving, falling in line with their neighbors and athletics partners at Climax-Shelly. Fisher Superintendent Evan Hanson notes that while this spring helped prepare them for the situation they are in now, their current distance learning model is much more advanced.

For staff, distance learning or even hybrid learning requires significantly more prep time, which led to Governor Walz’s Executive Order requiring schools to allowing 30 minutes of prep time per day into teacher’s schedules. Superintendent Hanson says they plan on incorporating that time into end of the work week.

Also at least week’s Fisher School Board meeting, Hanson says they approved the purchase of two new smart panels.

And Superintendent Hanson recognized their Ag Teacher, Kristen Schwarz, who recently became the first teacher in the state to become fully certified in the Trident Virtual Classroom Management program. 

The Fisher School Board also canvassed the results from the 2020 Election. Elected were incumbents Josh Korynta and Lance Reitmeier and new board member Sara Quirk.