March 26, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of Wrenshall Students:

I hope this finds you and your children staying well in this unique time in our schools, communities and country overall. The truth is that it is hard on the staff and I to not be in school with the students. However, I want you to know that I am proud of the entire Wrenshall Staff for coming together to support what is needed during this uncertain time.

The teachers are now prepared for the distance learning initiative to begin on Monday, March 30. Please expect that the first few weeks will be learning how to be a part of their new classrooms in a distance learning format. It will feel like starting a new school year for the students and teachers. The teachers will be establishing new classroom routines and expectations in a distance learning model. Change is not easy and certainly takes adjustments for everyone involved. Thank you in advance for your patience throughout the process.

Monday, March 30th is also the first day for the breakfast and lunch program to be up and running. Please see the information on the school website outlining this process and pick up locations. In addition to this, March 30th will also be the day for the chromebook and student material deliveries. Please see the information provided for you on the District Facebook Page and on the school website. The food service staff and the bus drivers are making all of this possible to the students that attend Wrenshall Public Schools.

Governor Walz and Commissioner Ricker have also provided guidance for schools moving forward. Districts are expected to provide the distance learning initiative from March 30- April 30, 2020. It is their hope that students will be able to start back to regular school on Tuesday, May 4, 2020. Governor Walz is also strongly recommending that residents remain at home from March 27-April 10 as a means to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Please take the necessary measures to keep you and your children safe and secure. The health and safety of our staff and students matter to us at Wrenshall Public Schools!

Kimberly K. Belcastro