La Academia and Kinder Academy learning model shift

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As the district communicated yesterday in its update, we are in a rapidly changing and very fluid situation. We are in daily communication with MDE and our public health partners. Working together we are monitoring our internal numbers and the county numbers to make sure we are responding quickly to any changes in order to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

In consultation with MDH and Carver County Public Health today, based on recent positive cases and related quarantines, La Academia and Kinder Academy will shift to a distance learning model for a two-week quarantine starting Monday, November 9. Given the end of the quarantine period is so close to Thanksgiving break, already a short week, we would anticipate a return to in-person learning on December 1. The La Academia building will be closed during this timeframe and all child care and preschool will be canceled in that building until Dec.1.

Here’s what you need to know now:

  • There will be NO student learning on Monday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, Nov. 10. Staff will be using that time to prepare to support students in distance learning.

  • Distance Learning begins Wednesday, Nov. 11 and continues through Nov. 24

  • There is no school for Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 25-27, and no school on Nov. 30 for a scheduled workshop day

  • Students will resume in-person learning on Tuesday, Dec. 1

La Academia and Kinder Academy staff are working with the Transportation Department to deliver materials to students at their homes early next week. Stay tuned for updates about when and how that will happen, as well as more information about technology supports and how we will support your learner(s) during this time. 

In the email that was sent to parents/guardians, you will find more information from the MN Dept of Health and Carver County Public Health. Should you or your child(ren) develop symptoms or test positive while on quarantine we ask you to please let LeeAnn Deavan, our building nurse, know. She can be reached at (952) 556-6319.

I know this is going to be a challenging time for us all. I appreciate your patience and support. Please let us know how we can help - even from a distance we are here for you.  Take good care, be safe, keep wearing those masks, and you’ll hear more from me on Monday.

Gretchen Kleinsasser