COVID-19: Distance learning begins March 30; state school closure extended through May 5
(03/25/2020) Anoka-Hennepin is moving to distance learning starting Monday, March 30, following a state order to extend schools across Minnesota through Tuesday, May 5. Students should not come to school during this time. The order may be extended by the state, but if it’s allowed to expire, students would discontinue distance learning on and return to the classroom on Tuesday, May 5.
In Anoka-Hennepin’s distance learning plan, students in grades four through 12 will conduct school using computers and the Google classroom online learning management platform. Kindergarten through third graders, special education students and some fourth and fifth graders, will use a blended online/paper format. Teachers have been preparing to move to the distance learning model over the past eight days school has been closed.
Parents who have students in grades four through 12, who do not have access to technology at home to complete distance learning and still need technology, please continue to pick up Chromebook devices. In order to ensure the maximum number of students in need are able to borrow technology, please only pick up these items if needed. Pickups for packets and personal belongings will continue as planned. Our schools will remain open until Friday to complete this process. Call your school by Friday afternoon if you need to make alternate plans.
Anoka-Hennepin remains committed to providing the best distance learning experience for students. Visit the COVID-19 website for news, information and resources. The district will again be reaching out with additional details on how distance learning will operate, including its structure, each student’s expectations, and who to reach out to for technology help, prior to its start on Monday.