Hunger Impact Partners, a non-profit organization is working with the Minnesota Department of Education and offering free summer meals for kids across the state. They are working with schools, community organizations, and others to increase participation in this important nutrition program for kids. Click here for the mobile app called Free Meals for Kids.
You may have heard through news media about the loosening of mask mandates announced by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Following this announcement, school leaders reached out to state officials to determine how these changes would impact schools as we close out the 2020-2021 school year. We received clarification from the Minnesota Department of Education which stated that masks will continue to be required in schools until the end of the school year. We will seek clarification if the mask mandates will continue into summer school over the coming weeks.
The FCC has created an opportunity for families impacted by the pandemic to qualify for reduced cost high speed internet. The program is called the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to determine if you may qualify.
Cloquet Public Schools will need to shift to a distance learning day for one day on March 26 th due to anticipated staffing shortages. The shortages are being caused by illness/side effects from COVID vaccination. We apologize for the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause families, but the closure is unavoidable. We will provide lunch to students using the same lunch bus stops that were in place during our districtwide distance learning period and food will be available for pick up at the main entry of each school building on this date. We will also be hosting a limited number of students for Tier I emergency childcare at our Zion site for families who qualify. Eligible families may sign up for the childcare by contacting Kids Corner at 879-0929. The eligibility criteria for Tier I emergency care are the same as during our last distance learning period. Families needing transportation to Tier I emergency care should contact Cloquet Transit in advance to make arrangements. Please be sure you have a spot secured with Kids Corner before contacting Transit for transportation. Cloquet Transit can by reached by calling 879-1291.
With Cloquet High School transitioning to full in-person learning, the Technology Department is adjusting the hours of operation for Door 17. Beginning on Monday, March 15th Door 17 will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am to 11:30am, and Fridays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Door 17 is closed on days that school is not in session. The Tech Support Hotline is still available during regular school hours by calling 218-878-3080 and following the menu to get to the best person to help you. Distance learners and their parents can also submit a ticket on the school website if they need assistance as well.