MAS response to Governor Walz “Shelter in Place”

March 25, 2020

UPDATED MAS COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

Laker Family,

In response to Governor Walz “shelter in place” ISD 2149 will begin Distance Learning Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 30, 2020. The final approved plan will be provided to families on Friday, March 27 with detailed instructions. The current plan has all teachers reporting Friday, May 1 and Monday, May 4 to prepare for return of students on May 5, 2020. Obviously, the return of students will be conditions based and at the continued direction of Governor Walz.

REMINDERS

  • MAS schools will be closed for SPRING Break Wednesday, March 25-27.
  • Following Spring Break; all MAS offices will remain open to answer your questions or provide support during “Distance Learning”
  • All MAS staff will be available to provide support to all students during Distance Learning

CONTINUED: SERVICES PROVIDED

  • School-Age Care for Emergency Personnel. March 30, 2020. Minnewaska Area Schools will only be open to supporting students of Healthcare, Emergency Personnel, and Educator Families during the COVID-19 shut down. This form is to gather information to determine what students will be participating in and how transportation will work. Childcare will operate between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day with our school personnel staffing it. This survey is designed for us to staff through 3/25 and then we will be reaching out to families to sign up for childcare in a different manner. At this point, we will use this to get us through March 30-April 30.
    • Please fill out this survey: MAS COVID-19 School Age Care if you would like to receive School Age Care during the March 30-April 30 during Distance Learning.
    • Contact Audrey Frey at 320.634.4567 ext 2202 or email afrey@isd2149.org if you have questions
    • Transportation to and from your home will be provided through Palmer Busing. Please contact Palmer directly to set up transportation at (320) 634-3272
    • Who qualifies as Emergency Personnel? MDE Emergency Personnel with Children
  • Food Service provides meals to all MAS students during School Closure: Meals will be available for all students who attend or reside in ISD 2149. Meals will be available at Glenwood Elementary the Starbuck School between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
      • Curbside pickup & roster checked for those who pick up
      • Breakfast and Lunch picked up at the same time
      • Safe Food Handling directions will be posted on the Food and Nutrition Services Webpage
      • Directions on how to prepare and most items will be shelf-stable
      • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • No one has to order, they just show up for curbside pickup
    • All meals are “FREE” to all students
    • Parent has to have all children present
    • Delivered meals will consist of 2 breakfast and 2 lunches per child age 18 and under.
    • If you are unable to stop by one of the curbside pick-up locations (MAES in Glenwood or WIN in Starbuck) starting March 30, we will be offering free meal delivery. Please fill out this survey for meals to be delivered to your students’ bus stop. If your student does not ride the bus, you can still sign up for meals to be delivered at a location at or near your home. You will be contacted once the anticipated drop off time is determined.
    • Please fill out this survey ONLY if this is a service you will need for your child. If you have already signed up for delivery you do not need to complete the survey again. Please click on this link to sign up for meal delivery: MAS Meal Delivery
    • Contact Paulette Noel at pnoel@alexschools.org

Sincerely,
Chip Rankin
Superintendent
crankin@isd2149.org w 320.239.4820 x1470

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