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March 24 Update
March 24 Update
Ryan Nielsen
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COVID Update March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020


To Canby Public Schools’ Families and Staff,

The measures implemented in Minnesota to flatten the curve has brought us all closer to the realization that school will not resume on Monday, March 30.  It is important our students continue to learn and grow and not regress in their education.  Learning may not take place in the four walls of a traditional classroom, but this does not mean learning cannot continue.  As soon as the Governor announces his plans for public and charter schools, we will communicate it to you so you can plan as a family.

As you know, education involves more than reading a book or listening to a lecture.  It requires hands on learning experiences, field trips, co-curricular activities, interventions, Special Education, relationships, conversations, high fives, celebrations and so much more.  The staff at CPS miss the students immensely and they cannot wait for them to return.  Since last Wednesday, they have been working extremely hard to develop a distance-learning plan that will provide a high quality learning experience.  We are quickly learning how to use new technology tools and other methods of communication to deliver the curriculum.  If your family does not have internet access or a device/computer to participate in on-line learning, please contact the school office. 

For any plan to be successful we will all need to work together as a team and have patience when it does not work the way it was intended, because this will happen.   I also want to point out this time away from school is not a winter or spring break.  Students will be required to read, do math, complete art projects, music lessons and any other lesson assigned by their teacher.  The lessons may be delivered on a different format, but do not be mistaken it is still school. 

In the next few days, you will all receive communication from your teachers about the learning plan. 

I want to thank all of you for your understanding as we continue to plan for March 30.  In addition, we are developing a new page on our website,, where we will be posting information related to the school closure and resources for COVID-19. 



Ryan Nielsen