Resources

Meals for students

Childcare for Tier 1 workers

  • Mounds View Public Schools will provide school-age childcare (grades K-5) for students participating in blended/hybrid learning for parents/guardians in which both parents in a dual parent/guardian household are considered Tier 1 essential employees/critical workers or one parent/guardian in a single parents/guardians household is considered a Tier 1 essential employees/critical workers by the State of Minnesota. The list is regularly updated, but includes the following workers as of September 3, 2020:  https://moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/child-care/5/childcare-for-tier-1-essential-workers

Symptomatic students or staff

  • What’s the process schools will use for supporting and possibly isolating people with coronavirus-like symptoms in schools? The Minnesota Department of Health has published a Decision Tree that all schools in the District will follow for guiding people with symptoms or for people who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. In general, MDH’s guidance is that if you are ill -- even a little bit ill -- you should stay away from school.

Survey results

  • Throughout the month of July, the District surveyed parents, staff and secondary students for feedback regarding the reopening of schools in the fall. The District shared some of these results July 24 in a reopening planning document that will continue to be updated with new information. 

    Find the following results on this page:  

    • Parent feedback
    • Staff feedback 
    • Secondary student feedback 
    • Feedback for all result groups for each school 
  • Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

    The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is ready to help. If you are in need of free food for your family please call the food shelf appointment line at 651-621-6280. The food shelf has implemented a fast and user-friendly drive thru service model in our parking lot that provides participants with pre-packed "to-go" bags of food. This temporary service model takes into consideration the need for social distancing as well as the ability to provide food to many families in a short period of time. Families will receive canned and boxed items, hygiene, frozen meat, fresh milk, produce, dairy, deli and bakery items. 

    What can you do to help?
    We are already seeing a spike in need and donations from the community are important. At this time, we are asking people to make an online donation at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org or mail in a donation to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf - 2544 Mounds View Blvd. Mounds View, MN  55112. For every dollar you donate, we can purchase up to $8.00 worth of food. Plus, Minnesota Foodshare is matching a portion of all donations received at food shelves through April 30. While we love volunteers, we are not currently accepting any new volunteers at this time. Should we have any service interruptions or changes to our hours it will be posted on our Facebook page as well as on or our website at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org.  

  • Internet access for students 

    For students and staff who do not have access to reliable internet, there are options available. 

    • Comcast/Xfinity has several options for families to utilize. Learn more at https://www.internetessentials.com/.

    • Visit https://www.everyoneon.org/ and select the “Find Offers” button. Enter your zip code and indicate any of the options that apply to your family. Generally at least one low-cost option will be available.

    • We are working to make sure every student has internet access. If you have issues with internet access, contact your school directly. 
  • Community resources

    Click here to see community resources regarding financial assistance, food access and more. This document will be updated regularly, so check back often.