Distance learning continues Jan. 4 for Eden Prairie students in grades 3-12.
However, the district’s youngest students will be back to school in person Jan. 6 and grades 3-6 will follow within a month, according to a post on the district website Dec. 19.
Kindergarten and 1st grade students will return to in-person learning Jan. 6 following two days of teacher planning after winter break. Second grade students return to the hybrid model on Jan. 6.
Grades 2-5 will return to in-person learning on Jan. 20 and grade 6 on Feb. 3. Grades 3-6 will not have school Jan. 15 and 19 to allow for teacher planning.
Students at Central Middle School, Eden Prairie High School and EP Online, including Mosaic and Eagle Heights online, will remain in distance learning. Elementary families that chose EP Online will stay enrolled there, according to the post.
There is no school district-wide on Jan. 18.
The changes come following updated guidance on elementary learning announced Dec. 16 by Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Based on that guidance, in-person students will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Teachers are required to wear a face covering and a face shield.
The updated plan recommends three feet of social distance between students and six feet for teachers.
Lunch will be held in classrooms or outside, weather permitting.
For more details, see the district’s post at https://www.edenpr.org.