Covid Phase Status

November 20, 2020

K-W Community,

This letter is to remind you that we are moving into full distance learning to begin on Monday, November 30th for K-12. There will be no instruction for K-6 on November 30th as the teachers will need this time to help prepare for the distance learning model. PreK will have in person instruction this day.  Grades 7-12 are already in the distance learning model so 7-12 students will have instruction this day. This distance learning model will carry us through the entire month of December. Our goal is to, hopefully, transition back slowly on Monday, January 11th in a hybrid model. We will monitor data each week in our county to help in our decision making.

Meals are available for pick up daily (on school days) at each school building between 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. Please register for meals on our website, if you have not already, so we can plan accordingly.

Child Care is available for Tier one and fee based families. If you need childcare, please complete the forms on our website or you can contact Amy Belcher at 507-789-7015.

Inclement Weather

  • Distance Learning: Schools operating in distance learning will either close due to inclement weather and use a non-instructional day or remain open if we can provide instruction through distance learning. We will communicate through Infinite Campus if there are any changes due to weather.

Athletics and Activities: Per Governor’s Executive Order 20-99 and guidance from MDE/MDH, all athletics and activities are suspended during distance learning starting at 11:59pm on Friday November 20th .

  • No K-W Games/Events
  • No K-W Practices with exception to virtual coaching
  • No K-W Public School buildings will be utilized for high school, middle school, youth, club, or community activities
  • No facility reservations will be accepted. Any current reservations for this time period are canceled.

Upcoming Schedule:

Preschool: Continue in-person

Grades 7-12: Distance Learning – Students will follow the regular 8-period schedule each day.

Grades K-6:

  • November 30th:
    • No School for K-6-Teacher Planning day
    • Distance Learning for Grades 7-12
    • PreK will continue with in person learning
  • December 1-January 8th: Distance Learning K-12 Begins; Prek continues in person

Note:

Parents, please continue to report to Nurse Sara if your child has tested positive for Covid-19.  Her phone number is 507-789-7011 and her email is sdahling@kw.k12.mn.us.  It is imperative that you do this so that we can use this data to help determine our return date to in person learning. 

K-W School District realizes these are difficult times and all staff are working diligently to provide the best educational experience we can offer in lieu of the circumstances. Your student’s teacher and/or administration will remain in contact with you if and when plans change. Again, any change to this learning plan will depend on the status of the pandemic and guidance received from Goodhue Public Health as well as MDE, MDH, and the Governor. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent’s office at 507-789-7001.

I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Bryan Boysen

Superintendent and Elementary Principal

K-W Public Schools

bboysen@kw.k12.mn.us

Child Care : Register here: forms .  Or you can contact Amy Belcher at 507-789-7015.

Meals: Register here: register

 

District Communication en espanol 11-20-20

See Covid-19 Update tab below for past communications.

 

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