COVID-19 District Updates
Distance Learning Plans
Our staff has been busy planning flexible distance learning experiences for students. The start date for distance learning will likely be Monday, March 30. Distance learning will vary by level (early childhood, elementary, intermediate and high school) and more details continue to be shared in the link below. Specific information was shared on Tuesday, March 17, with many of your students when they picked up personal items and supplies, such as their district-issued Chromebooks, books and other materials. Please continue to check this landing page and link for regular updates.
As we send your child’s device home for our potential upcoming distant learning, we want to reach out to you with information if you experience technical issues with the device. Our contact information is listed below and please feel free to contact us. If you call in, please leave a voicemail with your name, contact information, student’s name and student’s teacher and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please include the same information if you are emailing us.
High School, Option 1
Tech Support, Option 5
Food & Nutrition Services
Minnewaska Area Schools Food & Nutrition Services has FREE breakfast and lunch available to children ages 18 years and younger.
Breakfast Includes: milk, fruit and/or juice, and a breakfast entrée
Lunch Includes: fruit/ and or juice, milk, fresh veggies, chips and a cold lunch entrée
Care for Children of Families of Emergency Workers
The Governor’s plan directs school districts to provide childcare for emergency workers (including providers of healthcare, emergency medical services, long-term and post-acute care; law enforcement personnel; personnel providing correctional services; public health employees; firefighters and other first responders; and court personnel).
We are also working on this plan and will share more details for those who are affected.
Wednesday March 18th-24th
Minnewaska Elementary School
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakfast, lunch & snack provided
If transportation is needed, please let us know so you can be added to the bus schedule
Bring outdoor gear to play outside
Click on this link to register: MAS Childcare for Emergency Personnel
All Minnewaska Area Schools Community Education programs have been cancelled or postponed through Monday, May 4th. You will be notified and refunded if you signed up for a class during this time. All facility rentals have also been cancelled through that same date.
Minnewaska Area Community Education summer classes and programs are still being planned as scheduled. The MAS Community Education department had planned to mail our next edition of Messenger on May 1st which would have covered the classes and programs from mid-May through mid-August. However, with the uncertainty of the future regarding the Coronavirus, the Messenger will not be mailed out this summer season. Rather, all details and registration for upcoming events and programs will be available on our website by the end of April. If the event or program is cancelled or postponed you will be notified and reimbursed. We will update you regarding possible further changes as we move closer to May 4th.
Although Minnewaska Area High School will be closed through May 4th, the MAS Community Education/Activities Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day Monday through Friday to take phone calls or emails.
For questions concerning MAS Community Education from Monday, March 30th through Monday, May 4th, please email Heidi Weller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 320-248-0605.
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotlines
School and child care questions:
(651) 297-1304 or 1 (800) 657-3504
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(651) 201-3920 or 1 (800) 657-3903
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.