St. Francis Area Schools is committed to timely, ongoing communication regarding decisions that impact school in response to the quickly developing nature of Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The District is following direction from the Governor’s office and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and expert guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As of March 18, per the Governor's emergency directive, all Minnesota schools are closed through Friday, March 27. School districts are to use this closure period to prepare for continuity of learning. No instruction is taking place. St. Francis Area Schools Distance Learning plans are to be ready by March 30, if the Governor directs schools to remain closed. Information will be updated as it is announced.
Decisions may be made quickly and St. Francis Area Schools is committed to informing families, staff and the community of the situation.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we pull together during this time of uncertainty.
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April 24, 2020 eNews • Frequently Asked Questions/Distance Learning
April 23, 2020 eNews • Distance Learning extended to end of school year
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March 27, 2020 eNews • Update to Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution
March 27, 2020 eNews • SFAS Distance Learning Plan announced
March 25, 2020 eNews • Distance Learning March 30-April 30
March 18, 2020 eNews • Distance Learning, Childcare, Meals . . .
March 16, 2020 eNews • St. Francis Area Schools closed March 16-27
March 14, 2020 eNews • St. Francis Area Schools closed March 16-17
March 13, 2020 eNews • COVID-19 Update from SFAS
March 11, 2020 eNews • Coronavirus Update from SFAS
February 27, 2020 eNews • Coronavirus info and the school district
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School playgrounds, fields, tennis courts, track closed to the public
Given the difficulty in maintaining the sanitization of playground equipment and the volume/frequency of students gathering, all St. Francis Area Schools playgrounds, fields, tennis courts and track are closed to the public until further notice.
This closing comes following the executive order from Governor Walz to Stay At Home and to practice social distancing. While it may be tempting for students to use these areas on nice days, we ask families to refrain from doing so in order to reduce any spread of COVID-19.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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