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Elementary - Short Term Distance Learning
Aaron Cook
Monday, November 02, 2020

Due to COVID-19 related staffing constraints, Ada-Borup Elementary (PreK-5th Grade) will be going to a short-term distance learning model. During the duration of this learning model, we will have limited students on campus. Students will be learning remotely via Google Classroom. The short-term distance learning will begin on Wednesday, November 4th and go through Friday, November 13th. The plan is to have all students return to school on Monday, November 16th.


On Tuesday, November 3rd, students will be going home with a school-provided device (k-2 iPads, 3-5 Chromebooks) and a packet of materials for the 8 days of distance learning. Teachers will have all “live session” schedules up on Google Classroom. The expectation is that students will log into their Google Classroom and be “live” on Google Meets for instruction during the day. If your child is not able to attend live sessions, please contact the teacher for recordings and classroom expectations. All materials and course work must be completed in a timely manner. Paper materials must be returned, completed, on Monday, November 16th in order to receive a grade and to be marked present for distance learning. In addition, attendance will be taken daily through contact with the classroom teacher.


We will be providing school-age care services during this time for children of Tier I Critical Workers. This care is intended for extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home, due to employment as a critical worker. If it is a two-parent household and one is not a critical worker, children will not be accepted in the services. The guidelines are as follows:


This school-age care must be provided for district or school-enrolled school-age children age 12 and under who are children of critical workers in Tier I of the state critical worker list. Children of Tier I workers only will be cared for at no cost during the typical school hours.


The Tier I list of eligible children is below.


Tier I:

  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responders 
  • Food and agriculture 
  • Judicial Branch (essential services) 
  • National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order)
  • Educators in pre-K through grade 12 settings 
  • School staff caring for children of critical workers 
  • Child care and school-age care providers

Please use the attached link to request school age care:

Request for School-Age Care




If you would like to participate in the districts short-term distance learning meal program, please fill out the attached form:

Distance Learning Meals


There will be 5 pick-up locations available for the meal program. Below is a list of locations and pick up times:

Ada, MN

  • Ada-Borup School concessions stand: 12:00-12:30pm
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parking Lot: 11:15-11:45am


Borup, MN

  • Fire Hall Parking Lot: 12:00-12:30pm


Halstad, MN

  • Halstad Living Center Parking Lot: 11:15-11:45am


Hendrum, MN

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church: 12:00-12:30pm


A few other items to note:


Ada-Borup Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference will go on as scheduled for Thursday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 10th. All conferences will remain virtual or over the phone.


Please continue to communicate any illnesses that your child may have or symptoms that they may be experiencing to our administrators or health care office. Our health care office will continue to contact trace during this time. Together, we can control the spread of COVID-19 and keep out students safely in school.