This morning, Governor Tim Walz announced that all Minnesota schools must close by Wednesday, March 18 through March 27 because of the coronavirus situation in our country. Little Falls Community Schools will have school tomorrow, Monday, March 16, for all students.

All schools in Little Falls will close beginning Tuesday, March 17. We feel it is important for the opportunity for students to personally connect with their teachers before the school closure begins. For parents who prefer to keep their children home tomorrow, please contact your children’s school office tomorrow morning.

During the next two weeks, teachers will be working on distance learning plans that would be ready for students by March 30. We are asking middle school and high school students to clean out their lockers on Monday so we can perform a deep cleaning on those spaces.

Also, we are asking that all students be prepared tomorrow to take home the items from school that they will need over an extended period of absence from our schools. For parents whose children have medicine with our nurses, it is very important that you make arrangements on Monday to pick up that medicine from the school. We know there are a number of questions people have concerning the school closure.

Over the next 24-48 hours, you will receive a number of pieces of information from the district to explain our actions to the challenges that lie ahead of us all.