In planning for the coming school year, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has requested school districts to plan for three different scenarios going into the 2020-2021 school year. Those three scenarios include:
In-person learning for all students. Creating as much space as possible between students and teachers that is feasible during the day but is not held to strictly enforcing the 6 feet of social distancing.
Return students to school buildings implementing a hybrid model. Following strict social distancing and capacity limits to 50% maximum occupancy. Social distance of at least six feet between people must always occur.
Distance Learning Only
The Cass Lake-Bena 2020 School Plan is based on the MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for
Schools, MDE’s Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools: 2020-2021 School Year Planning and
current public health recommendations at the time this document was developed, which include:
Maintain a distance of six feet between individuals
Wear face masks or coverings
Screen for COVID-19 symptoms
Practice good hygiene protocols, including hand washing, cleaning, and disinfecting
Limit group gatherings
Plan for short-term school closures, should there be a suspect or confirmed COVID-19
The Cass Lake-Bena schools will follow Gov. Waltz’s July 22, 2020 Mandate that Masks are to be
worn in School.
The Cass Lake-Bena School Plan is a working plan to be updated as changes occur.
Updated August 7, 2020