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Anoka-Hennepin students to open 2020-21 school year in hybrid learning model

(07/31/2020) Anoka-Hennepin Schools is planning to start the 2020-21 school year in the hybrid learning model, a system that uses a combination of in-person school and learning at home. The direction follows guidance from state leaders on July 30. 

The Minnesota Safe Learning Plan (EnglishSpanishHmongSomali, and Karen) allows schools to open in one of three formats depending on public health data, specifically COVID-19 cases by county over 14 days. Using an initial review of the most recent data and the trends in the number of cases in both Anoka and Hennepin counties, Anoka-Hennepin is planning to open schools in the hybrid model at 50% capacity for all preschool through 12th grade students. Please know that the district will continue to evaluate the most current data on COVID-19 cases to guide decision making on any learning format changes. Anoka-Hennepin parents/guardians will also have the option to select distance learning for their student(s).  


In a hybrid learning model, Anoka-Hennepin kindergarten through 12th grade students will attend school in-person two days per week and through the virtual learning model three days per week. Specific days for each student and family will be known no later than Friday, Aug. 14, as the district balances transportation and classroom needs.

Look for additional information on Monday, Aug. 3, about the hybrid and distance learning models along with a parent/guardian form to provide preferences for learning models and to determine needs for technology, transportation and other items. More information and answers to frequently asked questions are at Reach out to with any questions or concerns.