Today, Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced that all Minnesota public schools will close to students starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 with the plan to resume instruction on Monday, March 30, 2020. Progeny Academy will be closing Monday March 16, 2020 and will resume on April 6, 2020 (after spring break) pending further closure.
During the school closure for students, Progeny Academy will be joining school districts and charter schools across the state to create plans to equitably distribute distance learning to our students should we need to close schools statewide for a longer period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Education is defining distance learning to mean that a student receives daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s) and appropriate educational materials. Per the instruction from the Minnesota Department of Education, student learning will continue for the rest of the school year.
Our educators will be giving thoughtful planning to our distance learning plan, offering careful consideration for students in a variety of areas, including students receiving special education services, multilingual learners, students experiencing homelessness, and students who rely on meals served at school.
Once our distance learning plan is finalized we will communicate the plan to families by phone, email, and school website.
As always, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our students. We also want to ensure every child has access to the education they need and deserve.
We will continue to keep you informed as we navigate COVID-19.
Nicole Nelson, Ed.S.