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COVID-19 Information

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As different as this next school year will be, I am making a commitment to you that we will do absolutely everything within our power to ensure all our students have the quality education they need and deserve–whether they are learning in-person or online, whether they are preschoolers or seniors, whether they are receiving special education services or ELL services. Our mission is that every child learns, grows and excels. I am as dedicated to that mission as ever.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters. 

Superintendent Steven Unowsky
 

COVID-19 Updates

At last night’s school board meeting, we recommended a return to hybrid learning for students in grades PK-5 effective Monday, January 25. This applies only to those students who were previously enrolled in the hybrid program. Please carefully review this detailed information if this transition applies to your child.

Following the guidance from Governor Walz last week, we will remain in distance learning when we return from break, but we anticipate transitioning back into hybrid learning for students in grades PK-5 shortly after.

Policies and Guidelines

Childcare for Tier 1 Essential Employees

If you are a Tier 1 Essential Employee and have a child (or children) in kindergarten-grade 5 (age 12), you might be eligible for childcare under Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-82.

We are offering an instructional support childcare option for students of Tier 1 Essential Workers that will meet during regular school hours on the days your child is not scheduled for in-person instruction. This option allows students to attend school in person every school day if needed. Learn more and register online. If you have additional questions, please call 612-243-3075 or email childcare@rpsmn.org.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in RPS

Building Cases in the last 14 Days Total SInce 9/18/20
Centennial Elementary 0 12
Central Education Center 0 3
District Office 0 2
Richfield College Experience Program 0 0
Richfield Dual Language School 0 13
Richfield High School 0 11
Richfield Middle School 0 8
Richfield STEM Elementary 0 7
Sheridan Hills Elementary 0 5
South Education Center 0 2

Last updated: 11/30/20 at 10 a.m.
Weekly updates will resume when students return to the buildings.

14-Day Case Rate in Hennepin County (per 10,000)

Date Range Case Rate
8/9 - 8/22 19.49
8/16 - 8/29 19.36
8/23 - 9/5 17.06
8/30 - 9/12 15.10
9/6 - 9/19 17.35
9/13 - 9/26 21.61
9/20 - 10/3 23.26
9/27 - 10/10 25.47
10/4 - 10/17 29.02
10/11 - 10/24 34.44
10/18 - 10/31 51.37
10/25 - 11/7 93.35
11/1 - 11/14 126.82
11/8 - 11/21 136.75
11/15 - 11/28 118.25
11/22 - 12/5 107.20
11/29 - 12/12 90.60
12/6 - 12/19 59.38
Date Range Case Rate
12/13 - 12/26 39.92
12/20 - 1/2 34.92

To view local data for the city of Richfield, please visit the City of Richfield COVID-19 Dashboard.

Case rates determine the recommended school model from the State of Minnesota.

School Model Range (14-day case rate per 10,000 people)
In-person learning for all students 0 to less than 10
Elementary in-person, Middle/high school hybrid 10 to less than 20
Both hybrid 20 to less than 30
Elementary hybrid, Middle/high school distance 30 to less than 50
Both distance 50 or more
Richfield Public Schools

District COVID-19 Coordinator

PHOEBE ANDERSON

SCHOOL NURSE
Central Education Center

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