This page will serve as a resource for any information related to the COVID-19 situation. It will be updated daily as we receive information. 

  • We are beginning the school year with in-person learning. School will run Monday through Friday, with Friday being a distance learning day. Students will still have to check in to all of their classes and work will be presented/assigned. The school day will start at 8:15 and end at 2:45 for all students. Students may not enter the building until 7:50 a.m at the earliest.

 

  • If you need meals on Fridays, families will need to let the kitchen know by noon on Wednesday. You will be charged according to your regular meal rates. Meals will be delivered on Friday.

 

  • If at some point we need to switch to a different learning model other than in-person, parents will be notified via Infinite Campus, school webpage, and social media.

 

  • Everyone entering the building is required to wear masks. If a person cannot wear a mask due to health reasons, a doctor’s note is required.

 

  • Parents may choose in person or distance learning to start the school year. If distance learning, families may switch at the quarter break. 

 

  • It is highly encouraged that parents check their child’s temperature and/or check for any other symptoms before the child starts getting ready for school.  If temperature and/or other symptoms, do not send the student to school. Please see our website for sick student guidelines.

 

  • Students will be screened before getting on the bus. If coughing, if running a fever over 100, or if other symptoms are present, students will not be allowed to board the bus. Families will need to have a plan for students that are not able to board the bus.   

 

  • Anyone walking, getting dropped off, or driving will need to enter through the commons doors. They will be temperature screened there using thermal imaging. Parents dropping off are asked to wait to ensure that their student(s) are not running a temperature or have other symptoms.

 

  • Families will need to have a plan to promptly pick up their student if they become ill during the school day.

 

  • All students will need to have access to a device, i.e. ipad, chromebook, laptop that they can bring to school for work. A phone is not ideal but will work until they can get home to a bigger screen. Kindergarten and first grade will have access to a chromebook that the school will provide. Preschool will not need a device unless we go to full distance learning. We have other laptops that may be used. We have iPads ordered, but those will not arrive until sometime in October due to shipping delays worldwide. Much of our homework will be run through Google Classroom or SeeSaw for primary grades. It is for this reason, students will need a device. If you do not have one, contact the office. There will be a non-refundable deposit required. Many of you have already done so, but if your situation has changed, please let us know. We will do our best to ensure that students have access to technology while in the building and modify assignments as needed. 

 

  • Students that are in split grades (1 and 6) will be divided into classroom teachers by the A/B groups that we are developing for hybrid learning. Families will be grouped together in either A or B groups due to busing. 

 

  • For more in-depth information, please see the documents on the front page of our school website. 

Learning Model Decision Making Process

The Swanville School is constantly monitoring data to determine if we need to switch learning models.  The county case rate for both Morrison and Todd Counties has really increased, and some schools are now switching their learning model.  This is not the only data to consider, however.  We also need to consider local data, such as the number of cases in the community, and more importantly, the number of cases in the building. While we have had some students and staff quarantined because of close contact, we have had no confirmed cases in the building.  We get updates from both counties daily, and have weekly meetings with other Morrison County Superintendents and Morrison County Public Health.  As of 10/20/21, MorrisonCounty Public Health told us that we do not need to switch models.  This can change if situations change.

 

Attached is a list of data and questions we consider to help make these decisions.  This comes from our Sourcewell Regional Support Team Leader, who has been in consultation with the MN Department of Health.  This is different from what we were told this summer  when it appeared that we needed to switch models based mainly on county case rates.

 
 

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