Elementary School Category

Playgrounds, tennis courts, turf fields closed

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Playgrounds, tennis courts, turf fields closed

During this period of social distancing, the outdoors is a great place to keep kids active. However, to keep potential COVID-19 exposure to a minimum, all school district playgrounds, tennis courts and turf fields have been closed until further notice. We appreciate your cooperation to help keep everyone safe.   Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Distance learning plans

Posted on: March 25, 2020

Following the executive orders of Governor Tim Walz to close schools and create a distance learning plan, Delano Public Schools is providing the following information for families.  ALL STUDENTS In order for students to access instruction most teachers in grades K-2 will be using Seesaw and teachers in grades 3-12 will be using Google Classroom. Students will need to log in according to specific... Read More

Post Categories: Community Education, Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

'Pirates Past Noon' runs March 19-21

Posted on: March 10, 2020

'Pirates Past Noon' runs March 19-21

A play featuring more than 80 of Delano’s budding young actors from grades 2-6 will take place later this month. “Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon” is an adoption of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure book from the Magic Tree House book series. This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island filled with exciting creatures -- and with pesky pirates.... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, Intermediate School

COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Delano Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, due to the COVID-19 situation.  This page is intended to provide information and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation is evolving by the day. Please refer to the Read More

Post Categories: Community Education, Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Health update #2

Posted on: March 9, 2020

With spring break underway, we have received a number of questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), quarantines and travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is maintaining a list of countries with travel advisories. At this point, only travelers from Level 3 countries need to stay away from school for 14 days after traveling back home. Although this list may be updated... Read More

Post Categories: Community Education, Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Health update

Posted on: February 28, 2020

Delano Public Schools is aware of developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is in communication with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to receive the most up-to-date information for schools. While new viruses are concerning, it is important to note that the immediate health risk to Minnesotans from COVID-19 is considered low. To date, only four individuals in Minnesota have been tested for... Read More

Post Categories: Community Education, Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Kindergarten Round-Up shifting from March 3 to March 2

Posted on: February 25, 2020

Kindergarten Round-Up shifting from March 3 to March 2

Change of plans! Next week's first Kindergarten Round-Up night that had been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, (for families with last names beginning A through K), is shifting to Monday evening, March 2, due to the state primary election. Times remain the same - registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and activities begin at 6:05 p.m. If you can't attend on Monday, a second round-up night will be held on Thursday, March 5.  ... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Author shares journey at DES

Posted on: February 5, 2020

Author shares journey at DES

As someone who debuted as a children’s author and illustrator just after her retirement as a teacher, Debbie Hoven had a message for students when she visited Delano Elementary earlier this week. “You’re never too young, you’re never too old,” she said. “Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself and step outside your box.” Hoven, now the author of three children’s books, spoke to... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School

Koets is 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Posted on: January 30, 2020

Koets is 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Pursing his passion for music has led Jason Koets to a career that perfectly harmonizes his interests and aptitudes. In recognition of the Delano High School band director’s outstanding work with students, his fellow faculty members have named Koets the Delano Public Schools 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. A nomination statement from a fellow teacher praised Koets for building a strong band program in the high school.  Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School, High School, Intermediate School

Opera singer visits Delano Elementary

Posted on: January 28, 2020

Opera singer visits Delano Elementary

Minnesota Opera singer and teaching artist Pablo Siqueiros is spending the week of Jan. 27-31 at Delano Elementary as the school’s second artist in residence program of the year.  During the week Siqueiros is meeting... Read More

Post Categories: Elementary School