MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL METRO, MN — The start of the 2020 school year is days away for many kids across the Twin Cities metro. Most schools — both public and private — have announced the education model they will use as the nation continues to battle the spread of coronavirus.
For public school districts, the recommended model of education per the Minnesota Department of Health — wether it’s distance learning, hybrid, or in-person — depends on how many coronavirus cases are reported in the county
While the statewide guidelines issue by Gov. Tim Walz earlier this summer don’t apply to private schools in Minnesota, many private school administrators are going through similar decision making processes as their peers in the public districts.
All schools that do open during the school year must follow public health guidelines on masks, social distancing, personal hygiene, screening, and cleaning practices.
Also read: How Coronavirus Affects Minnesota Kids: 5 Things To Know
Here’s the latest info schools and their decisions for this fall:
Public school districts:
Anoka-Hennepin Schools: Hybrid model
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools: Distance learning. Learn more here.
Edina Public Schools: Hybrid model
Farmington Area Public Schools: Hybrid model
Hopkins Public Schools: Leaning towards hybrid model
Inver Grove Heights Schools: Hybrid model
Lakeville Area Schools: Hybrid model
Mendota Heights District 197: Will either be distance model or hybrid model. Final decision was said to come week of Aug. 17
Minneapolis Public Schools: Distance-learning (online only)
Minnetonka Public Schools: Update expected Friday.
Mounds View Public Schools: Hybrid model
Northfield Public Schools: In-person learning for pre-K through fifth grade students. Northfield Middle School, Northfield High School, and the Northfield Area Learning Center will use the hybrid learning model. Learn more.
North Saint Paul—Maplewood—Oakdale: Back-to-school plan will be announced Aug. 10
Osseo Area Schools: Hybrid model. Learn more here.
Prior Lake-Savage Schools: More information will be released the week of Aug. 10.
Richfield Public Schools: Hybrid model
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools: Hybrid model. Learn more here.
Saint Paul Public Schools: Distance-learning (online only)
South Saint Paul: Decision expected to be made Aug. 10
South Washington County Schools: Hybrid model. Learn more here.
Stillwater Area Public Schools: Hybrid model. Learn more here.
St. Louis Park Schools: Distance learning. Learn more here.
Wayzata Public Schools: Hybrid model
Benilde-St. Margaret’s — St. Louis Park: Hybrid model
Breck — Golden Valley
Cretin-Derham Hall — St. Paul: Hybrid model
DeLaSalle — Minneapolis: Hybrid model
Holy Angels — Richfield: Hybrid model
Maranatha — Brooklyn Park: In-person learning with socially-distanced classes
Minnehaha Academy — Minneapolis: In-person learning with smaller classes and altered schedules
Mounds Park Academy — St. Paul:
Providence academy — Plymouth: In-person learning with socially-distanced classes
St. Agnes: In-person learning with socially-distanced classes
St. Croix Lutheran: In-person learning with socially-distanced classes
St. Thomas Academy — Mendota Heights: In-person learning with socially-distanced classes
Visitation — Mendota Heights: In-person learning with socially-distanced classes
Schools can email additional information about their decisions to [email protected]
Read more: Which Minnesota Schools Are Encouraged To Stay Closed?
This article originally appeared on the Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch