Welcome to Lake of the Woods School! 

It is our goal to ensure that every child has access to the education they need and deserve. Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of our students, staff and the community at large.  We are committed to serve our community during this challenging time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or needs that we can help you with during the Covid-19 situation.

School is scheduled to start Tuesday, September 8, 2020. As we get closer and know what school will look like we will post updates on here. Below you will find the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-41 declares that public school districts will continue to implement distance learning plans through the end of each school district’s respective 2019-20 school calendar year. All school districts will hold staff planning days on May 1 and May 4, and student instruction will not be conducted on those days. Pick up and delivery will still take place on May 1st. These 2 days are teacher in-service days to prepare for the remainder of the year and to make changes to distance learning plans if need be. 

 

Thursday April 23rd Update from Superintendent Nelson

Friday March 27th Update from Superintendent Nelson

Working Session will begin at 6:00 pm and Regular Board Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

 

Due to the declared health pandemic, shelter in place order, the declared state of emergency in Lake of the Woods County, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021,  school board meetings will be held by teleconference or other electronic means. Public comment for the working session or regular school board meeting may be submitted electronically at https://lakeofthewoodsschool.org/school-board/ or emailed  to jeff_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org, no later than 12:00 PM the day of the meeting. The public is encouraged to watch Board meetings online. Board Meetings will be live streamed on Youtube at lotw School Youtube Thank you for your understanding.

Cancellations

Lake of the Woods School Pool is CLOSED until further notice

Upcoming Events

ACT Testing June 13th

ACT Testing July 18th

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (PEBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reducedprice meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups

Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action

Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a PEBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded. 

Families in need of assistance accessing or using their PEBT benefits are urged to contact the PEBT Hotline at 6514314050 or 8006573698

If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food Helpline at 888711 1151.

Recent studies have shown that a significant portion of individuals  with coronavirus lack symptoms and those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing any symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, the CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The CDC continues to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus, but has now added the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  The cloth face coverings being recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. 

Pick-up/Drop off Dates: Fridays -May 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-41 declares that public school districts will continue to implement distance learning plans through the end of each school district’s respective 2019-20 school calendar year. All school districts will hold staff planning days on May 1 and May 4, and student instruction will not be conducted on those days. Pick up and delivery will still take place on May 1st. These 2 days are teacher in-service days to prepare for the remainder of the year and to make changes to distance learning plans if need be. 

Recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

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Updates from Superintendent Nelson

Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-41 declares that public school districts will continue to implement distance learning plans through the end of each school district’s respective 2019-20 school calendar year. All school districts will hold staff planning days on May 1 and May 4, and student instruction will not be conducted on those days. Pick up and delivery will still take place on May 1st. These 2 days are teacher in-service days to prepare for the remainder of the year and to make changes to distance learning plans if need be. 

 

Thursday April 23rd Update from Superintendent Nelson

Friday March 27th Update from Superintendent Nelson

School Board Meetings

Working Session will begin at 6:00 pm and Regular Board Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

 

Due to the declared health pandemic, shelter in place order, the declared state of emergency in Lake of the Woods County, and pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021,  school board meetings will be held by teleconference or other electronic means. Public comment for the working session or regular school board meeting may be submitted electronically at https://lakeofthewoodsschool.org/school-board/ or emailed  to jeff_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org, no later than 12:00 PM the day of the meeting. The public is encouraged to watch Board meetings online. Board Meetings will be live streamed on Youtube at lotw School Youtube Thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming Events & Cancellations

Cancellations

Lake of the Woods School Pool is CLOSED until further notice

Upcoming Events

ACT Testing June 13th

ACT Testing July 18th

Food Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (PEBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reducedprice meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups

Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action

Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a PEBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded. 

Families in need of assistance accessing or using their PEBT benefits are urged to contact the PEBT Hotline at 6514314050 or 8006573698

If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food Helpline at 888711 1151.

Family Resources
Governor Walz Executive Orders
CDC Information

Recent studies have shown that a significant portion of individuals  with coronavirus lack symptoms and those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing any symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, the CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

The CDC continues to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus, but has now added the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  The cloth face coverings being recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. 

Distance Learning

Pick-up/Drop off Dates: Fridays -May 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-41 declares that public school districts will continue to implement distance learning plans through the end of each school district’s respective 2019-20 school calendar year. All school districts will hold staff planning days on May 1 and May 4, and student instruction will not be conducted on those days. Pick up and delivery will still take place on May 1st. These 2 days are teacher in-service days to prepare for the remainder of the year and to make changes to distance learning plans if need be. 

Recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

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