Frequently Asked Questions

  • We have been receiving questions from families seeking to learn more about the planning that has been happening at Mounds View Public Schools. Here’s a little more information that you may find helpful.

    How are we communicating with families?
    The District’s website will remain a primary vehicle for communicating with the community. This site includes resources about the school closure, with links to state and federal information resources on the virus. Other communication vehicles that can be utilized include:

    • Mounds View Messaging voice mails, texts and emails to parents and staff
    • E-news messages to parents and staff
    • School and District enewsletters

    Parents can expect a Mounds View Messaging voice mail, text or email message should there be any school or event cancellations. You can ensure schools have the most up-to-date contact information in ParentVUE. Parents also can now add their child’s cell phone number to ParenVUE so they can receive text messages and robo-calls about school closings, emergencies and other alerts. To subscribe your student to these occasional urgent messages, read the easy instructions here.

School closure

  • Could schools close?

  • Are you offering free childcare for children of essential workers?

  • Are you serving meals to students?

  • What if my child has medication or other items at school? Are we able to retrieve them?

  • Will the regular school year be extended due to the statewide closure?

  • What about activities?

Planning for distance learning

  • Could learning continue if schools were closed for an extended period of time?

  • What is the District considering in their plan for distance learning?

  • Will my child have access to the tools and technology needed for distance learning?

  • What about testing?

  • My child receives special education services. How will those services continue if we move to distance learning?

  • What about school-sponsored student travel or trips to Laurentian?

  • What’s the policy for student absences?

  • How will make-up work be handled for student absences?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions

  • Are certain populations more likely to carry COVID-19 than others?

  • Are schools testing students and staff for COVID-19?

  • How are schools staying clean?