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Back-to-School 2021-2022 | COVID-19

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Back-to-School Planning
Back-to-School Planning
Dear Families, We’re already preparing for back-to-school by taking a close look at our COVID-19 safety measures, many of which will likely stay in place. With less than 3% of our staff and students presenting with COVID-19 at a 287 building last school year, we know that our layers of protection were extremely effective in keeping everyone as safe as possib ... Read more
Summer COVID Safety Measures
Summer COVID Safety Measures
Our Summer COVID-19 safety measures are based on updated guidance from the State. While fewer children overall have become seriously ill with COVID-19 than adults during the pandemic, children are still at risk of becoming sick, spreading the virus to others, and having severe outcomes. Read more. 
Vaccines for Children Ages 12+
Vaccines for Children Ages 12+
Minnesotans age 12 through 17 can get vaccinated at state sites that have Pfizer available: Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes, and Oakdale. We strongly encourage all our students, ages 12 and up, to get the Pfizer vaccine as soon as possible. Getting our students vaccinated will help keep us on track for a positi ... Read more
Supporting Students: Racial Justice
Supporting Students: Racial Justice
Many in our community feel fear, rage, pain, grief, anger, sadness, disgust, numbness, despair, and many other emotions related to racial violence. The events to come in the weeks to follow may only exacerbate an already tremendously painful reality. We are not OK. Our students are not OK. Our staff are not OK. Communities that are Black, Indigenous, and ... Read more
Removing Metal Detectors
Removing Metal Detectors
In alignment with our strategic priorities of racial equity and trauma-responsive practices, we will end the use of metal detectors in 287 buildings beginning the 2021-2022 school year. Note that only two sites currently have working metal detectors, as we have decided to invest in student-friendly proactive strategies that advance positive learning environments. ... Read more
District 287 Superintendent Search
District 287 Superintendent Search
Given Superintendent Lewandowski's retirement at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the School Board is beginning the search for a new Superintendent. The early notice gives the District ample time for an effective transition. While we are very early on in the process, it's our goal to keep the District 287 community informed about the search process each step o ... Read more
Superpower Spotlight: Centering our Voices One Story at a Time
Superpower Spotlight: Centering our Voices One Story at a Time
  We are centering the voices of our District 287 community one story at a time. Watch and read about the powerful moments happening in our schools and homes. Students, parents and caregivers, staff, and all in our community are invited to submit stories here. Let's share about the super-sensational things happening with student learning. Did you spot som ... Read more

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