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Pillager Schools' Announcements regarding COVID-19

We got to chat with Pillager Schools Superintendnet Mike Malmberg about the upcoming closure of school due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Following Governor Walz' decree, Pillager will close the school on Wednesday. We chatted with Superintendnet Mike Malmberg about what is coming up for Pillager Public Schools in the coming days.

The school will close Wednesday, but the school will provide options for daycare and meals.

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Beginning on Wednesday, March 18th, Fun Stop will provide daycare services for those of you that are essential employees working in healthcare, emergency medical services, and fire and law enforcement services.  Please contact Fun Stop if you have further questions.  Little Huskies will remain open for those that are currently registered during the school closure.

There was a survey sent Monday asking if meals will want to be received from school bus route stop or pick up at the school. The option to pick up the free meals at the school will be for ages 0-18. Times will come later, with the initial plan for receiving meals via pickup involving two meals in the afternoon.

Malmberg Interview Full COVID-19

The following is from the Pillager Schools website www.isd116.org

PROTOCOL FOR SCHOOL VISITORS

The following protocols will be in place in the Pillager School District until further notice
  • For the safety of students, staff and community, only district personnel (those on payroll and contracted partners) are permitted inside schools. Visitors and volunteers will not be admitted to school at this time, which includes school lunch and walking students to class.
 
  • Family visits during the school day will be limited to scheduled school business. 


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Posted Sunday, March 15 at 5:50 pm
CRUISE SHIP AND TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff

We know that many of you may be returning or are attempting to return from travel this past week from areas that have been more highly affected by COVID-19.  The CDC is currently recommending that those that return from a cruise, even without a known case of COVID-19 being diagnosed while on the cruise ship, limit exposure to other individuals for 14 days.  Please put these recommendations into effect over the next two days while school remains in session.  Your child's absence will be excused.  That being said, if you are returning from a cruise or travel from areas more affected with the virus, we would like you to remain home prior to our scheduled closure on Wednesday.  Our goal as a community is to limit exposure to those that remain in the incubation period and unknowingly spread the virus on to those around them.

Michael Malmberg
Superintendent


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Posted Sunday, March 15 at 12:00 noon 
SCHOOL CLOSURE

 

Dear Pillager Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff

Due to the Governor’s announcement this morning of closing school due to the COVID-19 situation, we will be closing school beginning Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 27th

School will remain open on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th to give parents ample time to prepare for care of their children during the closure time period.  Parents may choose to keep students home on either of these days.  These will be excused absences.  Please notify the offices by email or by phone if you are planning to keep your child home. There will not be any extra curricular practices on either Monday or Tuesday.

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18th, Fun Stop will provide daycare services for those of you that are essential employees working in healthcare, emergency medical services, and fire and law enforcement services.  Please contact Fun Stop if you have further questions.  Little Huskies will remain open for those that are currently registered during the school closure.

Further communication will be sent to parents as soon as it is available concerning future student learning services along with breakfast and lunch meal services.  Staff should expect to receive additional communication later today.

We will do our best to help our families that are in need and will help support them any way that is possible.  Our staff is committed to be here for our families and to continue to provide education with the same dedication as we do everyday. 

As another Superintendent stated in a previous press release, we may not know for sure if we over reacted to this situation but it will be very apparent if we under react or did too little.  Stay safe and together we will succeed.

Michael Malmberg, Superintendent