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    Thursday, April 23, 2020

     Dear Parents/Guardians:


    Today, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced the extension of Minnesota school closures through the end of the school year. The extension also indicated that Friday, May 1, 2020 and Monday, May 4, 2020, will be staff development time.  There will be no school for students so that staff can have time to effectively plan for distance learning for the remainder of the year.  It should be noted that we will be providing daycare, meals, and meal delivery during these two days.  


    The state’s announcement was intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as possible so they could plan and make decisions. While this is not the outcome any of us wanted, we are thankful for the information and continued partnerships with various state, national, and community partners. ISD 564 will continue to provide such things as food service, childcare, and meaningful learning opportunities through distance learning for the remainder of the school year. It will also continue to complete maintenance and construction projects as communicated and promised to our community. 


    Our number one priority will continue to be health and safety, and we will work closely with public health officials to make the best decisions for our children, families, and school community. We will also continue to work tirelessly to ensure, to the best of our ability, staff are not harmed financially, and that they are able to continue to work, providing support and service for our students, families and community. Furthermore, we will work with our community partners, local businesses, and nonprofits to create efficiencies, foster relationships, and to meet the needs of those in crisis.


    Please continue to access the District’s Website at for the most up-to-date information about meals, childcare, learning resources for families and educators, spring activities and more.


    Thank you for being part of Thief River Falls Public Schools, I am proud to serve as your Superintendent and am confident we will be stronger for having this opportunity together.



    On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended Distance Learning for all schools in Minnesota through the end of the school year.  As a result of the Governor’s Order, the Minnesota State High School League has canceled all spring activities for the rest of the year.


    ISD #564 will be issuing a full refund to all students and families for spring registration fees.  Unfortunately, we are unable to “roll fees over” into the next year.


    A refund will be issued to each family based upon the method of payment to the district. 


    For example, if you paid by credit card, the refund will be to the credit card you used to pay the registration fee. 


    Please be patient as we process the refunds and know that our goal is to have this completed by Friday, May 8, 2020.

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