COVID-19 UPDATES

If you need to contact the school during the 2 week shelter in place, and nobody answers, please call Jamie Lunsetter at 701-741-4102.

Update 8/14/20

Good afternoon everyone! I wanted to give you all a few quick updates for this fall's return to school. We are mailing the Safe Return to School Plan today (Friday, 8/14) to families. Please look at this carefully, and know that this is not a full detail of our day to day plans, only an outline to let everyone know that we are following the State's guidelines. At the same time, we understand the mask mandate is a controversial topic. We will be working to get students outside as much as possible and socially distanced to help them have mask breaks throughout the day. It will be very important for them at this time to spend time outdoors when possible. We look forward to being face to face with our students again this fall. This is only the first step in our return to normalcy, and following the Governor's mandates will help us get to the next step more quickly. Thank you for all of your support throughout this, and know we are working hard and trying to do the right things to get school back to what we need to be doing. If you have questions, please call Mr. Lunsetter, or Mr. Gieseke at 218-294-6155.

Sincerely,

Mr. Lunsetter

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." ~Walt Whitman

Seneca  

   On the shortness of life

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to check in quick to see how everyone did with the first day of Distance Learning. We had a few minor problems with the technology to start with, but they were mostly ironed out pretty quickly. If you are experiencing problems, please let your teacher, Mr. Gieseke or me know. The staff has worked hard to make sure our kids have all the resources our kids need, so if you're having problems, please let us know. We are here to help and want to make this as successful as possible, knowing there are some challenges that we face. Keep the sunshine in your face today and know that we will work together until things are back to the way they're supposed to be! Have a great day everyone!

Update 3/30/20 8:00 a.m.

Just a quick reminder that we start distance learning today. Our staff has worked hard to make sure our students have what they need, without overwhelming our parents. All information can be found under the "Distance Learning Information" tab on the left of this website . If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call me at 701-741-4102. Thank you, and we'll get through this together!

Update 3/26/20 11:00 a.m.

Good morning! I hope you are all doing well. Just a couple of quick reminders/updates:

  1. Classroom material delivery will happen this afternoon on the regular PM bus routes. Please expect the drop off close to your child’s normal drop off time. 7-12 grade students might not have any materials dropped off because they will be mainly online. K-6 student materials will be at the teacher’s discretion. Please understand the drivers will do their best to be close to those times, but because some parents have already picked up their materials, the times will be off slightly.

  2. The next material drop off will be on Tuesday, April 14th, following the Shelter in Place order.

  3. Distance Education begins on Monday, March 30th. All of the information you and your student will need can be found by clicking on the “Distance Learning Information” tab on this website.

  4. During the 2 week shutdown from Friday, March 27th to Friday, April 10th, if you attempt to contact the school and there is no answer, please call me at 701-741-4102.There may be periods of time where nobody will be at the school.

  5. Check the school website under the “COVID-19” tab for any school-related announcements.

  6. A huge THANK YOU for all of your flexibility and patience during this time. You really do have an awesome teaching staff at the school that has worked extremely hard over the planning period to deliver a quality product to our kids. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns over the next month of Distance Learning. We’ll get through this together!

Update 3/25/20 2:30 p.m.

Based on Governor Walz’s Press Conference, we now know the following information:

1. Shelter in Place will begin on Friday, March 27th at 11:59 PM and run through Friday, April 10th.
2. Teachers and students should plan to continue distance learning through April 30th.
3. The plan at this time is to have staff report to the school building on May 1st and May 4th, with the intention of having students back in the building on May 5th. This could change depending on the situation.
4. Teachers will not be in the building during the 2 week Shelter in Place time period
5. This will not affect our distance education plans
6. Delivery of materials will continue as planned on Thursday, March 26th. This delivery will now contain materials needed for completion through April 9th.
7. Because April 10th and 13th are scheduled days off for Easter Break, the next drop off of materials will happen after the shelter in place has lifted on Tuesday, April 14th.

This information can also be found on the school website. If you have any questions please call the school.

Update 3/25/20

Good morning. Just a few quick reminders: Our bus drivers will be dropping off the first round of educational supplies and materials at homes tomorrow, Thursday March 26th on the normal afternoon bus route. Please be prepared to accept these supplies at the time your child would normally get off the bus, or make other arrangements with the school. If you choose to pick up your students materials at the school, please let us know prior to tomorrow at noon. Our regular weekly deliveries to families will begin on Monday, April 6th, and will continue every Monday until the end of distance learning. When possible, please email pictures of your child’s assignments to their teachers, to limit materials coming back to the school. If there are materials to pick up at homes, that will happen at the same time as our Monday deliveries, and will be quarantined at the school for up to 36 hours before going to the teacher. Please check the school website under the covid-19 tab and distance learning information tab for more details. The Distance Learning tab will be the launching point for our Distance Learning, beginning Monday, March 30th. If you have questions, please call the school. Thank you!

Update 3/23/20

The Grygla School will be providing Distance Education services beginning on Monday, March 30th. All required materials will be sent home on Thursday, March 26th. The bus drivers will be delivering these materials on their normal after school routes, so expect to see them about the time your student normally gets dropped off. Homework will be picked up and delivered every Monday on the normal after school route, beginning April 6th, where the homework that was dropped on March 26th will be picked up. If your student does not have a bus route, or you’d like to pick up their packets at the school, please let us know prior to noon Thursday to make arrangements. Please note that not all classes will have materials to send home, as some will be strictly delivered online. All classroom information will be available on the school website under the Distance Learning Information tab. Please call the school if you have any questions.

Update 3/20/20

Good afternoon, we would like to report that the Governor made no major changes to his plans today. We will continue ahead with planning period next week to start distance education on Monday, March 30th. We will communicate with parents and students next week to make sure that we are all on the same page moving forward. If you have any questions, please call the school.

Due to Coronavirus concerns as delivered by our Governor, school will be closing for the period of Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 27th.

  • This period of time is a planning period for our staff to best serve our students during this situation.

  • The school will be required to provide meal services for those that need. Please call the school by noon Tuesday if you will be in need of food services during this break.

  • The school will provide supervision for any 4-12 year old students during the break from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. if needed. These will be available for pick-up at the school each day. If you are in need of this service, please notify the school by noon Tuesday.

  • March 18th-27th will be a planning period for our teachers to develop curriculum should we not be able to resume school on March 30th. It is likely that some of this delivery will be done via the internet. If you don't have internet access or computer access, please call the school by noon on Tuesday.

  • All after school student activities are postponed until further notice.

  • No before or after school weight rooms or open gyms until further notice.

  • Driver's education has been postponed.

  • Please have your students bring any personal items home for this break, in order to do a thorough cleaning at the school.

  • Click HEREfor a complete list of postponed activities.

  • The gym and weight room are off limits at this time.

This is a statewide proclamation coming from our Governor.
If you have questions, please call Jamie Lunsetter at 701-741-4102.

Here is a link to information from the Minnesota Department of Health regarding the Coronavirus. We will be staying in contact with them while making decisions regarding what will happen in our district. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school.

The Food Shelf will continue with it's regular hours through this event. It is open every third of the month from 8:00-10:30 a.m. If there is an immediate need, please contact Joni Anderson at 218-689-7418 or Cheryl Sistad at 218-684-4707. Thank you!