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July 24, 2020

On Thursday July 30, the MN Department of Education, MN Department of Health and Governor Tim Walz will share Minnesota’s strategy to educate students and keep communities healthy during the 2020-21 school year.

Duluth Public Schools will share information with families and staff as soon as it's available. We appreciate your help and support as we address this continually evolving situation.

Minnesota School Planning Guidance:
MN Department of Health
MN Department of Education 
MN Department of Education - Overview for Families
ISD 709 Fall Planning information is posted at

The state is asking schools to plan for three different options in the fall. They will provide more specific direction to school districts on July 30.

  • In person learning: Schools create as much space between people as practical. Space may at times be less than recommended for social distancing.
  • Hybrid learning: Combination of in-person and distance learning. Space between people is more strictly enforced with greater space available. Schools and buses have limited capacity.
  • Distance Learning: Students access materials and daily interaction with teacher(s) from home with improvements based on input from students, families and staff, i.e. access to online learning opportunities

Please note that the situation is fluid and that changes may be necessary as the state and local response to COVID-19 continues.