As students begin winter break, the area school districts have plans for in-person, hybrid and distance learning when students return. Area sports activities will resume on Jan. 4.

As of Dec. 22 the local district updates are:

  • Bertha-Hewitt: 7-12th graders are in distance learning until Jan. 8. Pre-K-6th graders are in-person learning until Jan. 8.
  • New York Mills: Students in all grade levels will return to in-person learning on Jan. 4, 2021. Pre-K-12th grade students will attend school Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with bus schedules running as normal. If families are interested in their child(ren) continuing distance learning, contact the school office by Wednesday, Dec. 23.
  • Sebeka: All grade levels will return to in-person learning after the break. Students will be released at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays for teachers to have time to connect with students in distance learning.
  • Staples-Motley: 7-12th graders return to in-person learning on Jan. 11 with hybrid learning prior. Pre-K-6th grade remains in-person.
  • Verndale: On Jan. 4, Pre-K-6th graders will return to in-person learning and 7-12th graders will begin hybrid learning. Students in 7-9th grade will attend school on Mondays and Thursdays and 10-12th grade on Tuesdays and Fridays. The other days will be students learning from home.

  • Wadena-Deer Creek: Full distance learning for all students includes Jan. 4-15. Monday, Jan. 18 is a scheduled staff development day.

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