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Closure extended through Friday, May 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dear Brooklyn Center Community Schools Families:

Earlier today, we received information from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education that the statewide mandated school closure will be extended until at least Friday, May 1. Additionally, there is a two-week stay at home order for all Minnesotans that will go into effect on Friday, March 27 – Friday, April 10. The stay at home order is to limit movement and help contain the spread of COVID-19. 

The governor has been clear that school districts are to continue operating essential services during the statewide school closure. As such, we will continue to provide childcare to elementary-age children of staff members and emergency response professionals through May 1. We will also continue meal distribution in its current capacity through May 1. Distance learning will begin after our spring break on Monday, April 6 and will continue until at least May 1. Any changes to our operations will be communicated as soon as decisions are made.

The Minnesota State High School League also communicated the following after the governor’s announcement:

  • All participation in MSHSL spring activities, including fine arts and athletics, at all member schools is suspended during the statewide mandated school closure
  • Participation includes, but is not limited to, competitions, training, practices, scrimmages, and contests

I also wanted to remind families that we will not be running our meal distribution program during spring break, March 30-April 3. Families will be able to pick-up meals for spring break during Friday's meal distribution bus routes. Families will also be able to go to Earle Brown Elementary and Brooklyn Center Middle and High School to pick-up meals for spring break. 

Updates will continue to be shared on our website at www.BCCS286.org/covid19. The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving and I appreciate our families being so flexible as we figure out how to best serve our community. 

Thank you for being part of the Brooklyn Center community. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Carly Baker, superintendent
Brooklyn Center Community Schools