The Pine City School District has provided a timeline for all its elementary student's kindergarten through sixth grade to be back in the classroom by February 1.
This announcement follows the signing of Executive Order 20-103 on December 17, 2020, allowing elementary students to start returning to school on January 18 by Governor Tim Walz.
In a letter to parents, the district outlined the various start dates for each age group.
Early Childhood and Grades K-1-2 will return to “in-person” learning;
Grade 3 will return to Hybrid Learning; and
Grades 4-6 will continue Distance Learning.
Grades 4-5-6 will return to “in-person” learning; and
Grade 3 continues Hybrid Learning.
February 15: Grade 3 returns to “in-person” learning.
The Pine City ALC returned to a hybrid learning model on Monday, January 11; high school students are going to stay in distance learning until the end of the semester. An updated plan for high school students is expected to be released by January 15, according to the district.
Superintendent Dr. Curt Tryggested closed the letter to parents asking them to continue to do their part so students can stay in school.
"I urge you to do everything you can in your homes and the community to limit the spread of the virus. The better we adults do the more likely that all of our kids can be physically present in our school buildings and will be able to stay there. Stay safe and stay well."