• Update July 23, 2020 

    In accordance with the Governor's July 22nd Executive Order 20-81, face coverings will be required upon entrance to the Pelican Rapids School buildings effective July 25, 2020.

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    Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Requirements to Wear Face Coverings

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    July 15, 2020

    2020-21 COVID-19 Learning

    As we plan for the 2020-21 school year, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is working with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to determine how to keep our students, families and staff healthy and safe. Our District Planning Teams are in the process of developing three contingency learning models based on MDH planning guidance, so our schools can be ready for whatever the public health situation may require.

    1. In-person learning all students return to the school buildings following the most current MDH guidelines.
    2. Hybrid learning - no more than 50% of students in the buildings at one time with strict social distancing and capacity limits. Students not in school would use distance learning.
    3. Distance learning - no students return to school buildings; all learning done from home.

    The week of July 27, MDE and MDH will share their determination on which educational delivery model will be in the best interest of the health and safety of students, school staff, families and communities. In early August, the District will announce which educational delivery model will be implemented at the start of 2020-21 school year.

    Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an evolving situation so the learning models could vary throughout the school year based on CDC/MDH/MDE guidelines in response to COVID-19 trends.

    Providing our students with the best learning experience in a safe environment continues to be our top priority. 

    Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Questions during this time can be emailed to ASK@VIKES.US