Dear Wildcat Families,
New Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Guidance was recently released that allows us to alter our quarantine practices.
Starting today, Wednesday, June 2nd, we will no longer mandate students identified as close contacts from exposures at school and bus settings to quarantine.
Families will receive an email letting them know that their student has been identified as close contact and that they should monitor for symptoms. Students identified as close contacts who do not have symptoms are welcome to continue attending school. Students who show symptoms should be isolated per guidelines from the MDH, and families should contact the school nurse. Close contacts resulting from a household positive will still be required to follow the quarantine protocols the school district has followed this school year.
Remaining safety measures, such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, and cleaning protocols will remain in place through June 9th for students and June 10th for staff.
Please be aware that this quarantine change pertains to the remainder of this current school year and our summer school programming.
We are looking forward to a great finish! Please reach out to your student’s Principal should you have questions or concerns.
Dean A. Jennissen, Supt.
As we return to in-person learning, our technology needs are changing as well.
While we are in a Hybrid Model, we need technology access both at home and in school. As we transition to full In-Person Learning, our needs continue to change so that we can support teaching and learning with technology in classrooms. The following plans are outlined by grade level.
Wildcat Digital Learning: A Device for Every Learner
Grades Pre K-2: Students will return any school-owned device the week of February 9th (First in-person week).
Grades 3: Students will return any school-owned device the week of February 23rd (First in-person week).
Grades 4-5: We intend to Provide 1:1 devices while they are in-classrooms to students in grades 4-5. Any 4-5th grade students will return the school-owned device the week of February 23rd (First in-person week). We are asking any 4-5th grade student who does not have a school-issued device to fill out our Device Agreement by 1/15/21: CLSD Device Agreement (link).
Grade 6-7: We are expanding our Bring-Your-Device program to Grades 6-7, and also checking Chromebooks out to any student who does not already own a portable device they can bring to school. We intend to continue this plan through the 2021-22 school year and beyond. For those who already own a device they are comfortable with their child bringing to school, please do so. We will check out a school-owned Chromebook to any student who does not have a technology device they can carry back and forth to school while in Hybrid or In-Person Learning. That device travels with students between school and home. If your student needs a Chromebook, please fill out the following Device Agreement for a school-issued Chromebook by the end of 1/15/21: CLSD Device Agreement (link).
Grades 8-12: BYOD Program - Students will continue to bring their own devices to school for learning.
Special Programming: Determined based on need.
Eric Simmons, Director of Technology Services
Chisago Lakes School District