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.
E-learning days are different than distance learning. These days would be used when students are attending school in person and allow students to receive instruction remotely, rather than cancelling school due to extreme winter weather. School districts can use e-learning days for up to five school days per year, rather than cancelling school. In cases of severe weather, the district will announce via our school messenger system and/or local media stations when an e-learning day will be used. This announcement will be made prior to 6:30 a.m. On e-learning days, learning activities will be provided for all students. Generally, learning activities will be Schoology based for grades 5-12. At the elementary level (grades K-4), students will receive a choice board of activities from their classroom teacher.
On June 18th, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released the Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools: 2020-21 School Year Planning (from MDE) and the 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools (from MDH). These guides established requirements and recommendations for schools in safeguarding student and public health for the coming school year. These guides also established three scenarios under which education will be provided during the coming school year. The remainder of this plan is dedicated to outlining Cloquet Public Schools’ plan for meeting the requirements for each of the scenarios.
Cloquet Public Schools will be open to full in-person instruction for all grade levels to begin the year. Families have the option to choose distance learning to begin the school year, if they wish. For families choosing distance learning, we request that you communicate your intent with your child’s school by August 26th. This information is critical for our schools to adjust our class sizes and prepare technology devices for distribution. You can sign up for distance learning by completing the form previously emailed to families or by calling your child’s school.
As families await the final decision for how our schools will open, we know some are planning to choose the distance learning option for their children. For families who are committed to a distance learning model, we would like to begin registering children for that option. We ask families to complete the Student Distance Learning Registration Form for EACH student.
We are quickly approaching the start of Fall activities at school. There have been lots of changes in this unusual climate we are in. We appreciate everyone's patience as we sort through the different guidances from MSHSL and the MDH. Practices will start for Fall sports on Monday, August 17. Football & Volleyball have been moved to the Spring (more details forthcoming). Attached is the information for each sport, along with specific Covid-19 guidelines that must be followed. It is a fluid situation and we stress the importance of being flexible during this time. All things considered - we are excited about the possibility of playing sports - even if it will look slightly different this season.
The Minnesota Safe Learning Plan requires schools to provide distance learning to families who choose not to send their student(s) to inperson or hybrid learning. This option will be available the entire year to any family who wishes to use it.
Based on current data, the most likely models are in-person learning for all grade levels or in-person learning for elementary students and hybrid learning for secondary students. We recommend that families plan for these most likely scenarios, while understanding that an unlikely and large swing in our data could result in a different model. To learn more about the models or the process for selecting the most appropriate model, please review the information provided.
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>>>