Our goal is to assure learning excellence and readiness for all students. Finding ways to reach students to help ensure their needs–educational, health, emotional and social–are met through equitable distance learning is an opportunity Mankato Area Public Schools’ staff are focused on through next week. Plans are under development, and we look forward to sharing them with our students, families and communities.
Since in-class education has been put on hold, it’s important to reach out to those you know–students, parents, families, friends, the elderly
and vulnerable adults. Neighborly contact–following social distancing guidelines
–can make a difference in less people becoming exposed and/or ill to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
and the Minnesota Department of Health
recommend a number of strategies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Opportunities to connect include email, text message, social media, phone and Facetime or online meeting platforms.
Availability to pick-up any personal belongings from school buildings is scheduled to end at the close of Friday, March 20. After this, public access to schools will be more restricted for safety. Please check-in at the building’s front office, and for everyone’s safety, limit time in building to personal belonging pick-up only. As a friendly reminder, although staff are in the building they will be unavailable as they prepare our equitable distance learning plan.
Mankato Area Public Schools’ communication will continue as the situation changes and evolves. Thank you for your support and understanding.