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September 8, 2020
It has always struck me that public education is a vocation marked by saying “hi” and “goodbye” that is unlike other professions. Children are loved, nurtured and challenged. We have the privilege of witnessing the transformation take place as they grow and mature into young adults. Watching and aiding as their gifts unfold. By the time their senior year ends, they are ready for new life experiences and new challenges. The metamorphosis provides the wings they need to take flight, but that doesn’t make watching them leave the comfort of the nest any easier.
August 19, 2020
As the saying goes, “what a difference a year makes!” In 2020, “Who was that masked man?” could be referring to just about anyone - not just the Lone Ranger. These are challenging times as our state and country continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic. With that as a backdrop, the Fergus Falls Public School District is ready to embark on a year that promises to be unforgettable.
The start of the school year marks a realization that, for many, it is very important to get kids back in the classroom. There are valid reasons why it is healthy for children to return to the classroom while fully acknowledging that in the midst of a pandemic there are risks involved. While we will be implementing many measures to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, it isn’t possible to completely remove the chance of exposure.
Week of June 22, 2020
Although the sun just finished setting on the 2019/20 school year, due to the level of uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused in many facets of our lives, people are wondering what will happen with school this fall. We have been discussing various possible scenarios while awaiting guidance from the governor’s office and the Minnesota Department of Education.
The beginning of that guidance came to us last Thursday during a conference call with Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Ricker and a document outlining both requirements and recommendations.
This is what we know so far...