Update 36: Key dates; COVID-19 testing encouraged; next distance learning meal pick up March 26
(03/12/2021) As Anoka-Hennepin ends trimester two and approaches spring break, thank you once again for your continued support of our schools.
With almost 80% of students returning to school in person, regular weekly updates will discontinue. The district will only send communications when pertinent information needs to be shared.
The following topics will be shared in this week’s update:
- Key dates for trimester three.
- Middle and high schools asynchronous day switch set for week of April 12.
- MDH suggests COVID-19 tests to keep schools open.
- Registration open for virtual school, open houses set.
- No distance learning meals available March 15 or 22; date and time change for next pickup.
- March 12 Gov. Walz announcement: Schools will share plans for spring activities and events after spring break.
Make sure to check out the frequently asked questions area of the COVID-19 website as an additional resource.
Key dates for trimester three
After spring break, trimester three begins. Please be aware of the following dates as Anoka-Hennepin continues in-person learning for elementary schools and returns to in-person learning for middle and high schools:
- Monday, March 22 is a staff planning day for all schools, no school for students.
- Tuesday, March 23 is a staff development day for high schools, no school for high school students only. Elementary and middle school students return to school.
- Wednesday, March 24, high schools will return to school.
- Monday, March 29, asynchronous learning day (Hybrid C) for high school students and no school for all other students.
- Monday, April 5 is a staff development day for all schools, no school for students.
Middle and high schools asynchronous day switch set for week of April 12
Middle and high school students attending school four days per week will be switching those days of in-person attendance starting the week of April 12. Starting that week, the asynchronous learning day (Hybrid C) will be switching from Mondays to Fridays, with the exception of the week of May 31 (Memorial Day), until the end of the school year. Students will attend school on Friday, June 4 in person that week. It’s anticipated that this is the final calendar adjustment for the school year, but please remain alert for possible additional changes as the school year continues.
MDH suggests COVID-19 tests to keep schools open
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) suggests students and parents/guardians get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks in order to limit virus spread and keep schools open. Visit the state’s testing locations website or reach out to a health care provider for details.
Registration open for virtual school, open houses set
For the 2021-22 school year, families interested in continuing virtual learning can do so via the Anoka-Hennepin virtual school options. Registration is open now with virtual open house opportunities March 23 and April 8 for those wanting to learn more.
No distance learning meals available March 15 or 22; date and time change for next pickup
With spring break set for March 15-19, distance learning meals will not be offered on March 15 or 22. Meals for distance learning students for the week of March 22 will now be picked up on Friday, March 26 at a new time of 3:30-5:30 p.m. at district high schools. Visit ahschools.us/COVID-19meals for more information.
March 12 Gov. Walz announcement: Schools will share plans for spring activities and events after spring break
Anoka-Hennepin is reviewing the Governor’s announcement today in relation to how it impacts spring activities such as prom, graduation and musical programs. Additional information will be shared by your student’s school after spring break when more details are finalized.
Update 36 is the final scheduled communication
With the majority of students returning to school in person, regular weekly updates will discontinue. Anoka-Hennepin will only send communications when pertinent information needs to be shared. Thank you for your attention to this information and your ongoing support of your student(s) throughout this school year.