Fall 2020 School Opening

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27. All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.


On Wednesday, July 22, Governor Walz ordered masks to be worn in schools.


  • Distance Learning Model: This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home
  • Back to School as Normal: This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • Hybrid Model: This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note that per the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.

Student-athletes participating in the Minnesota state high school league for an elected sport are restricted from development with their coach in that elected sport during the off-season.