Have you filled out this form yet? Help the district earn additional funding for programs by completing this form or by clicking here to be directed to our Free and Reduced Lunch Application page for a printable copy and to learn more about the benefits of the program. The application provides the district with additional revenue to support programs.
We receive $500,000 in Title funding from the federal government and that provides additional math and reading interventions for students who need additional supports so that they are performing at grade level. We receive approximately $1,600,000 from Compensatory revenue which pays for approximately 15 teachers to keep our class sizes smaller. If we do not receive this funding, our class sizes would be much higher.
Cloquet Public Schools is accepting applications for K-12 certified teachers and non-certified staff for future openings that may occur. All applications received will be put into a pool to fill any future K-12 openings which may occur during the 2020-2021 school year.
It’s with deep regret that we inform our families and staff of the need to shift to distance learning for all grade levels within Cloquet Public Schools. We have been working hard to keep our students in school this year and have done excellent work implementing precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within our schools. Despite our efforts, COVID rates have increased throughout the county and are in the midst of a rapid spike. This spike has led to large scale quarantine of students and staff and is crippling our ability to provide in-person schooling, along with meeting the other requirements placed upon schools. We had sincerely hoped to keep our students learning in-person for as long as possible. We understand the importance of in-person instruction for student learning and understand the reliance of many families on schools for childcare in order to maintain employment. Please know that we will monitor the situation closely and will consider a shift back to in-person models as soon as we are reasonably able.
Cloquet Public Schools will stay full in-person instruction for grades K-6 and hybrid for grades 7-12 for the week of November 2nd. We will continue to monitor COVID case rates from week-to-week to determine if a model change is necessary. We strongly urge elementary families to begin to plan childcare arrangements as a transition to hybrid in the near future is likely. For more information, please click on the message.
In the past few weeks, a communication was sent regarding E-learning Days. These are days where students learn remotely. These may be used up to 5 days per school year in place of a weather cancellation day and functions similarly to distance learning. We wanted to take the opportunity to communicate a quick clarification regarding the use of e-learning days.
Under the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan issued by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), schools are guided to shift to a hybrid plan for secondary students when county rates of COVID increase above 10 cases per 10,000 county residents. Our most recent data update from the MDH shows Carlton County case rates at 11.25 cases per 10,000. As a result, Cloquet Public Schools will shift grades 7-12 from in-person learning to a hybrid model beginning on Monday, October 5th. This change only applies to grades 7-12. Students in grades K-6 will continue with full in-person learning.
Our staff at Cloquet Public Schools have been working hard to accommodate the demands of both in-person and distance learning as we enter the 2020-2021 school year. As we’ve progressed through the school year, we are seeing a large volume of families shift their students from distance learning to in-person learning. Our school district strives to keep reasonable class sizes and balanced class sections to ensure all our students are well served. As a result, we are establishing deadlines for families who wish to makes changes between the current learning model in place in our schools and distance learning.
Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, by action of the school board of Cloquet Public School all future meetings of the Cloquet School Board will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021 – Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means – until further notice. One or more board members may participate by telephone or other electronic means. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021, members of the public are not permitted to attend meetings due to the current health pandemic. Persons may monitor the meetings from a remote location by Live Stream found at the following link: READ MORE>>>