MNCS Covid: Update

December 19, 2020

Greetings MNCS Families,

 As many of you know, on Wednesday, Governor Walz announced several forthcoming changes to the MN Safe Learning Plan initially released last summer. We are currently working with our Regional Support Team to understand what these changes mean, and how they will impact our learning models going forward. We still have a lot of questions about the changes, and will be attending several training sessions with MDE and MDH over the next couple of weeks to help us learn more. Our MNCS plan is to return after winter break in Distance Learning for all K-12 students, as was previously planned. As we find out more about what school will look like going forward, we will send updates on a regular basis.    

A reminder about out-of-state travel as we head into the holidays and the new year. MNCS is adhering to quarantine guidelines set out by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) which state that “out-of-state travel is highly discouraged, other than crossing the border for work, study, medical care.” In addition, per MDH: “Minnesotans returning after traveling out of state, are asked to stay away from others (quarantine) for 14 days after they arrive in Minnesota. During those 14 days, it is important that you stay home and watch for symptoms.” Students who have traveled out-of-state should not return to MNCS school buildings, childcare, or in-person learning until their 14-day travel quarantine period is up. We ask that you please notify us at  covid19@newcountryschool.com  if your child has been out-of-state for any period of time. Thank you for your help, in keeping our school safe and healthy during this time.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and have a safe and happy holiday season.

The MNCS Covid Coordinators Team covid19@newcountryschool.com