Grades 6-12 Shift to Distance Learning

November 04, 2020

Centennial met with the Regional Support Team which is comprised of staff and experts from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Anoka County Health Department.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Regional Support Team recommended that Centennial move students in grades 6-12 to distance learning based on county-wide transmission of COVID-19 and the increasing trend of cases in Anoka County. While the Minnesota Department of Education has begun advising districts to consider local data in addition to the county data, there currently is no local data available that counters this recommendation. 

Centennial administrators presented the Regional Support Team’s recommendation at a public meeting on November 4. Centennial will follow the Team’s recommendation to transition students in grades 6-12 from hybrid to distance learning starting Thursday, November 12.

The data indicates students in grades K-5 will remain in the hybrid learning model at this time per the Governor’s Safe Learning Plan (see pages 5 and 6).

Centennial will continue to monitor the number of cases in our communities and schools and will meet with the Regional Support Team on a regular basis to review data and its impact on the learning model.