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Boozhoo from the Red Lake Secondary Complex


August 21, 2020

As you probably know by now, we are starting the year in a distance learning scenario. All students will be given a laptop to use to interact with their teachers and complete their assignments. Our schedule is different this year as well. Based on what we learned from last spring, our students will have only 3 (grades 6-9) or 4 (grades 10-12) classes at a single time. They will spend more time on them each day to complete them in a three week time frame. This schedule will be what we follow all year – so we can easily transition from one scenario to another.

With fewer days in the class cycle (about 12-15 instead of the usual 40-45), you can see how important it is for your students to be able to start school on time with their laptops.

Soon, your student's advisory teacher will call to set up an appointment for your student and one adult to come in to pick up a laptop, complete registration paperwork, and meet the teacher.

This is in place of our usual Open House. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have to do a number of things different this year. We cannot serve a community meal in the school at this time and we cannot open the doors for the entire community to come to the school at one time to enroll their children. This year we have to schedule appointments.

If you have a SNAP number, please bring it with you to make the online Educational Benefits application go much faster.

Anyone that enters the building will need to wear a mask. If you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided for you.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it is very important that you arrive for your designated date and time. We have a limited capacity requirement and that is why we had to schedule different times for different students and grades to come in. As long as everyone arrives for their designated time, we will not go over capacity. If we do go over capacity we will have to ask students and parents to wait outside until we have more space available.

Our goal is to get the students registered, distribute the devices, and briefly show the students and families how to use different parts of the technology for distance learning in the safest manner possible. That is why we have to schedule small group sessions this year.

However, the COVID-19 restrictions have certainly not changed how we feel about you and your students. We miss you all so much and are very excited to see you again!


Shelly Fredriksen and Tracy Olson

Secondary Complex Principals


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