State encourages COVID-19 testing for kids and families
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all school-age youth returning to school, sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks through the end of the school year.
Health officials hope regular testing will help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19. Anyone could have COVID-19 and not know it. Getting tested regularly is the best way to know you are still healthy.
It has never been easier to get tested
- COVID-19 community testing sites are located across Minnesota, in addition to local hospitals and clinics. You can make an appointment ahead of time or walk in.
- You can also use the COVID-19 test at home program.
- Testing is provided at no cost to you, and you can now schedule appointments for the whole family at the same time.
For more information about scheduling group appointments for your family at a community testing site, visit COVID-19 Community Testing.
In Other News
Big changes are coming for families as we work to develop a long-term solution to busing challenges.
The board wants your input as it considers changes to open forums and seeks new ideas for engagement.
Stay up-to-date on the daily status of buses, report a late bus or submit busing concerns.
The district has two questions on this fall's ballot - one to replace an expiring levy and another to fund technology for kids and classrooms.
Supply chain issues are leading to some favorite meals not being available and numerous menu substitutions in our cafeterias.
Families must review the District Handbook and sign the Handbook acknowledgement form in PowerSchool.
District leaders are working to resolve ongoing transportation challenges by rerouting buses to focus available drivers, creating neighborhood hubs and exploring an adjustment of school start and end times to provide time for some buses to run double routes.
An additional 7 drivers are available to cover routes starting Sept. 7, while schools extend hours to support families without busing.