In-Person Learning

  • In the in-person learning model, students attend school in person 5 days a week, Monday-Friday. 

    Schools will create as much space between students and teachers as is feasible during the day, but are not held strictly to enforcing 6 feet of social distancing. Westonka schools will follow all requirements outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).

    Students will have high-quality, research-based and engaging teacher-led instruction every day. The first few weeks will have a strong focus on building relationships, identifying learning gaps, and helping students feel engaged and connected to their school.

    Primary Schools:

    • Staff will give extra attention to helping young students adjust to being back in school, interacting with friends and strengthening academic skills.

    Middle School and High School:

    • Students will experience the best of blended learning instruction that incorporates direct teacher instruction enhanced by the use of technology tools like Schoology, our grades 3-12 learning management system, to engage students and deepen the learning of the content in their classes

Distance Only Option

  • We understand that fully in-person or hybrid learning may not be what’s best for every student and family. A Distance Only Option will be available to enrolled students who may be medically vulnerable or who are otherwise unwilling to return to in-person learning.

    Families choosing 100% distance learning through Westonka Public Schools will be asked to commit to this model on a quarterly basis. Distance Only registration for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year is now closed. If family circumstances have changed and you need to switch to the Distance Only educational model for the first quarter, please contact your school office. Distance Only registration for quarter 2 is open in Skyward Family Access Oct. 5-19.

    Learn more about Westonka's Distance Only Option 

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Health & Safety Protocols

  • Health and safety of students and staff is at the forefront of our work, and Westonka Public Schools continues to utilize the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

    Recommendations for safety protocols are expected to be continuously evolving and the protocols below will be modified as needed based on current guidance, research and best practices.

Prevention Practices

  • Staying Home When Sick

  • Daily Self-Screening

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Handwashing & Hygiene

  • Social Distancing

School Safety Practices

  • District COVID-19 Health Coordinator

  • School COVID-19 Coordinators

  • Staff Training

  • Visitors and Volunteers

  • Large Group Gatherings

  • Transportation

  • Arrival and Dismissal

  • Social Distancing Reminders

  • Classroom Seating

  • Healthy Hygiene Reminders

  • Food Service

  • Passing Times

  • Lockers

  • School Materials

  • Water Fountains

  • Ventilation

  • Recess

  • Alternate Learning Spaces

  • CARES Act Funding for Additional Safety Measures