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Learning Plans Shift in January



December 18, 2020


The Governor and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released a plan this week to allow Elementary students to return to in-person learning in January. As previously announced, PACT will continue distance learning through the end of the first semester. We plan to return our Elementary students with a rolling start as follows:

  • Grades Kindergarten through 2 will move to in-person instruction full-time every day starting on Wednesday, January 20. 
  • Grades 3 through 5 will move to in-person instruction full-time every day starting on Wednesday, February 3. 
  • Grade 6 will move to in-person instruction full-time every day starting on Wednesday, February 17 (assuming the start up for the previous grades is successful). 

With the return of students to the building, there are additional mitigation strategies required by MDE. They include:

  • A COVID-19 testing program for staff every two weeks.
  • All staff must wear face masks and face shields when interacting with students. Some exemptions still apply for staff. 
  • Face coverings must be worn by students in Physical Education classes. 
  • Student meals and specialist times must be held in the classrooms. 

At this time, we plan for our Secondary students to remain in distance learning, as outlined in the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan. However, extracurricular activities will resume on January 4. 

Further information will be available soon. We are appreciative of your continued support and grace as we navigate all the details. 


Learning Plan Survey:

ALL families must take this survey by January 4 to help us plan for 3rd quarter which begins on January 19. The survey lets us know if you plan to have your student return to the building when conditions allow, or if you would like them to remain in distance learning. As a reminder, you may choose to move your student into distance learning at any time. The opportunity to make a choice to send your student to school in the building occurs at the start of each quarter. 


Amy Erendu, Executive Director of Education
Josh Nyquist, Executive Director of Building Operations

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PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201



Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays


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