Elementary School Category

Unique school year now underway

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Unique school year now underway

The 2020-21 school year began Tuesday, Sept. 8, with some students distance learning and others physically present in the classroom.  Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9, are orientation days at the elementary school, but starting next Monday all K-6 students who have not opted for distance learning will be in person, and 7-12 students who have not chosen distance learning will be using a hybrid model with two days per week on site.  Read More

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After 33 years, Schmidt retires

Posted on: July 22, 2020

After 33 years, Schmidt retires

A common consensus about the 2019-20 school year was that it lacked closure. Read More

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Family guidance for 2020-21

Posted on: July 16, 2020

We are hard at work planning for the start of school in the fall, and more information will be coming in the next few weeks. As a reminder, the state will announce the week of July 27 whether school begins in person, as distance learning, or as a hybrid mix of the two. In the meantime, here is some information for families to consider from the MN Dept. of Education: Read More

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TAC re-opens with new procedures

Posted on: June 18, 2020

TAC re-opens with new procedures

The Tiger Activity Center re-opened on Wednesday, June 17, with some new rules and procedures as a result of COVID-19. See the details here.   Read More

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Farewell to the 2019-20 school year

Posted on: June 4, 2020

Farewell to the 2019-20 school year

Delano Elementary School students and teachers had the opportunity to say goodbye to one another during the Farewell Parade on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4. The event coincided with the final distribution days of the year, as families retrieved items from the school buildings and returned school-borrowed equipment at the end of the distance learning period.   Read More

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Reading, math tutors needed

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Reading, math tutors needed

Delano Elementary is seeking one full-time or part-time reading tutor, and Delano Intermediate is seeking one full-time math tutor for next school year.  Tutors work with students during school hours throughout the school year. Whether you’re... Read More

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Facilities staff make the most of closures

Posted on: May 6, 2020

Facilities staff make the most of closures

While COVID-19 has created challenging circumstances for schools and students, to say the least, facilities staff members at Delano Public Schools have seized on a unique opportunity offered by the building closures to move ahead with various projects at full... Read More

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Distance learning to last through 2019-20 school year

Posted on: April 23, 2020

This afternoon Gov. Tim Walz announced that all public schools in Minnesota will continue distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This means that Delano students will continue distance learning through Thursday, June 4, which is the last day on our school calendar. With the closure of our facilities, you should anticipate additional information from each school regarding specific events and activities... Read More

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Delano joins #BeTheLightMN

Posted on: April 7, 2020

Delano joins #BeTheLightMN

In a show of support for our school community, particularly the senior class of 2020 - and as a symbol of hope that things will eventually return to normal - Delano Public Schools will turn on the lights of Tiger Stadium for 20 minutes beginning at 20:20 (8:20 p.m.) for a period of 20 days. The stadium lightings will begin Friday, April 10, and will continue through Wednesday, April 29. Hundreds of Minnesota schools... Read More

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No MCA testing this year

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Students will not take the MCA or MTAS tests this school year as a result of the COVID-19 situation and the transition to distance learning. Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver to Minnesota for the federally-mandated standardized statewide assessments. The waiver also covered accountability and reporting requirements. "Students need to be focused on staying healthy and continuing to... Read More

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