COVID-19 Information

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly changing across our nation and the state of Minnesota. We are committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, family, staff and community. We will continue to provide up-to-date information about the district’s prevention and preparation strategies. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are offering guidance, which the district is taking into consideration into our response plans.

Fall 2020 and Return-to-School – Hybrid Model

Lakeville Area Schools will start the 2020-21 school year in a Hybrid Model, in accordance with the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan. This model will allow each K-12 student to attend school in person two days a week at no more than 50 percent capacity in buildings and buses, while wearing face coverings and social distancing. Students will learn from home on days when they are not in school. 

Learning Model Dial Points to Hybrid Model

For more details and a brief overview of the Hybrid Model, please visit our dedicated Fall 2020 page here.

Fall 2020 Page

Summer 2020

District Office In-person Services

Beginning July 13, the Lakeville Area Schools District Office will be open for in-person services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

We strongly encourage remote processing (mail in or drop box) of transactions whenever possible. If you require face-to-face assistance, please wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines posted and set up in the lobby. If you require visiting with a staff member other than the receptionist, please schedule an appointment directly with that staff member.

The District requests that visitors who are COVID-19 positive or symptomatic do not enter district facilities. 

For questions, please call 952-232-2001. Thank you for your cooperation.

Community Education

With the health and safety of our students and staff being of the utmost importance, we hope you understand that summer programs will look different this year. With the support of the School District, we are working to adapt our programs to follow the most current guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education. This includes health screenings, frequent hand washing and hygiene standards, social distancing and small group sizes, extensive cleaning and limits on visitors and observers. These practices are being put in place to provide a healthy environment while continuing to provide you with the innovative and engaging programs you have come to expect. A summary of precautions that Community Education programs will be following are listed here.

While we realize that not everyone will feel comfortable or ready to join us in person yet, please know that Lakeville Area Community Education is here for you and your family when the time is right. In the meantime, we will continue to offer great programming online so you can continue to move, learn and experience new things with your family and friends. Please review the latest information about online and in-person programming through the Lakeville Area Community Education here.

Prevention, Mitigation and Other Resources

The most important actions we can all take at this time are:
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19 which include a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
    • You can learn more about how COVID-19 symptoms present on the MDH website.
  • Stay home if you are sick
    • If you feel the need to give your child fever-reducing medication before emergency child care, your child should not come to the school building. Children who are mildly ill are still contagious. 
  • Practice simple, everyday hygiene habits
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Don’t share personal items like water bottles, chapsticks, utensils, etc.
  • Cover cough and sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in trash
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • If your student is experiencing these symptoms, the CDC recommends that you keep them home until their symptoms subside for 3 days without use of fever-reducing medication. If you believe your student’s illness may be due to COVID-19, please call your primary healthcare provider.
  • If your student needs to be quarantined or tests positive for COVID-19, contact your school’s principal. If you have concerns about COVID-19, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health hotline by calling 651-201-3920.
  • If a K-12 student is sick and cannot complete Extended Flex Learning activities, parents should call the attendance line to report their health status/absence. Per attendance policy, a secondary student can access all of their classroom materials in Schoology. 
The necessary, yet intense response to the COVID-19 pandemic can affect emotional wellbeing. We know this situation may be on the minds of our students. In addition to our students physical wellbeing, we value the emotional well-being of our students and community, and therefore recommend this resource for Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Even though there are travel advisories for several destinations, some people may still need to travel long distance. If you are traveling, we ask that you review the travel guidance from the CDC.

Lakeville Area Schools is committed to the safety and well-being of all students, and therefore will not tolerate discrimination against anyone for any reason.

The combination of anxiety and the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 has lead to social stigma and acts of discrimination towards people of Asian heritage. It is important to know and share with your student that this virus is not tied to a specific ethnicity.

If your student is experiencing discrimination due to COVID-19 or for any other reason, please contact your school’s principal or your student’s teacher.

Access to Summer Meals in the Area - June 5, 2020

Updates on Community Education Summer Programs - May 22, 2020

Graduation Update: New Optional Celebrations Added - May 22, 2020

End of School Year and Summer Information for Families - May 21, 2020

K-12 Distance Learning Grading Updates - May 14, 2020

Announcement of Virtual Graduation Ceremonies - May 14, 2020

Extended Flex Learning Updates - May 5, 2020

Class of 2020 Graduation Survey - May 1, 2020

School Fee Refunds

No School May 1 or 4 - April 24, 2020

Spring Activities Canceled - April 23, 2020

Distance Learning Extended Through End of School Year: Community Notification - April 23, 2020

Meal Requests Now Taken Weekly, More Delivery Locations Added - April 3, 2020

Joint Statement with City of Lakeville Regarding Playgrounds - April 2, 2020

A Note on Schoology Issues - April 1, 2020

Extended Flex Learning (Distance Learning) Family Guide - March 27, 2020

Meal Pickups and Deliveries - March 27, 2020

School Closures Extended Through May 4 - March 25, 2020

Emergency Child Care Beginning Monday, March 30 - March 25, 2020

Elementary Students and Remaining Secondary Students to Pick Up Devices on Friday, March 20 - March 19, 2020

Community Note on Picking Up Items From School - March 18, 2020

Guidance for School Building Access on March 18 - March 18, 2020

Community Update - March 17, 2020

Community Note: Meal Pickups and Delivery - March 17, 2020

Community and Staff Note on Preparing for Distance Learning - March 16, 2020

Child Care and Care/Treatment Transportation - March 15, 2020

Community Update - March 15, 2020

Community Update - March 13, 2020

Community Notice: Non-District Sponsored Facility Use Canceled - March 13, 2020

Staff Notice: Talking to Students About COVID-19 - March 13, 2020

Community Update - March 12, 2020

Community Update - March 4, 2020

Community Notice - February 26, 2020

How you can help

We know that in these uncertain times, many Lakeville Area families may be experiencing financial hardship and other, perhaps unexpected, need. We also know our Lakeville Area community is committed to one another, and will rally together. Learn more about ways to help those in need during this pandemic.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please email information@isd194.org

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