Thank you West Main Pizza for the AMAZING lunches this week. We are truly lucky to have such a supportive community!
Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-2021 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are NOT automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible. If you have received an approval letter for free or reduced-price school meals, please DO NOT complete another application. To apply, simply go to LunchApplication.com and click “Apply Now”.
The CDC and MDH have updated their guidelines for quarantines after a COVID-19 exposure. Please see the attached letter from our School nurse explaining the changes. The school will begin implementing the changes after the Christmas break https://5il.co/ntvu - Nurse Letter https://5il.co/ntvt - Attachment
A limited number of 6th grade coupon books are for sale for $10 each. All proceeds go directly to the Ada-Borup 6th grade class. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a book and schedule a pick-up time.
Just a reminder, all Ada-Borup School District Students will be distance learning tomorrow (PreK-12). This will occur every Wednesday for the near future. If you have signed up for distance-learning meals, the following is the site schedule for pick up. **Please note that meals must be requested by 3:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the Wednesday Distance Learning day. There will be 5 pick-up locations available for the meal program on Wednesdays. 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: 11:30-12:00pm Hendrum, MN ● Immanuel Lutheran Church: 12:15-12:45pm **Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday meals will only be available at the Ada-Borup concession stand from 12:00pm-12:30pm.**
Alayna Wagner was named Teacher of the Year for Ada-Borup School District. In presenting her with the award, Education Minnesota Ada-Borup representative, Jordan Johnson, noted that “Alayna is committed to the success of her students. She will take whatever time necessary to put her student’s at ease in her classroom and reach each student and ensure they are ready to learn every day. She will review, modify, and reassess daily to ensure that her students are successful. She has a kindness to her smile and always has a laugh for you.”
Please see the attached letter about Wednesday's becoming an at home learning day for all grades beginning December 2. https://5il.co/nc7b
Ada-Borup Elementary Families - A reminder that students will return to in-person learning beginning on Monday November 16. There may be times again where we need to switch back to a short term distance learning model, and unfortunately these changes can happen quickly based on information we are provided with at the school. We look forward to having our students back in the building!
Reminder to families that conferences for all AB students is Thursday, Nov 5th after school until 7:00pm. In addition, Elementary will have a second day of conferences on Nov 10th. Conferences will be virtual or over the phone. If you haven't scheduled a time yet and would still like to, please reach out to the student's teacher. Quarter 1 ends Friday, Nov 6th. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm for in person and virtual learners.
Ada-Borup Families - Please see the attached letter on the Ada-Borup elementary (prek-5) needing to switch to a short term distance learning model due to COVID-19 related staffing constraints. Distance learning will begin on Wednesday Nov 4 and continue through Friday November 13. The plan is to resume in-person learning on Monday November 16 https://5il.co/moxy
Ada-Borup Families - Please see the attached letter for some updates in our 7-12 hybrid learning plans as well as what to expect moving forward when looking at learning models. https://5il.co/mn9m
Ada-Borup School Community - We have been notified that we have had our first lab confirmed positive case of COVID-19 while the individual was symptomatic in the school building. Please see the link below for more information. In the future there will not be a notification of positive cases, only close contacts will be notified. https://5il.co/mmd2
As we prepare to enter the winter season, I want to remind everyone of the E-learning day plan that was approved by the school board this past summer. In the event there is inclement weather, an e-learning day can be declared and counted as a student contact day. Please view the full E-learning day plan here: https://5il.co/ibf0
Just a reminder, Ada-Borup Public Schools will be dismissing at 12:30pm today for teacher workshops. There will not be school Thursday, October 15th or Friday, October 16th for MEA. Have a great weekend and go Cougars!
We love “Friday Night Lights!” Roll Cougars!
Today is Picture Day at Ada-Borup Public Schools. Caulfield’s will be set up in the High School gym to take school photos of students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Distance learners will be able to participate at 7:45am. Please have your picture forms filled out and ready to go. Please note, we will not be able to accommodate preschool photos this year.
Note from Ada-Borup School District’s Administration and Health Care Office Staff: If your child has been sent home or has stayed at home due to the MDH COVID-19 Decision Tree, your child WILL NOT be picked up with school transportation or allowed back at school until written documentation is received in the health office stating that the child is negative for COVID-19, has been diagnosed with an alternative illness, or has complied with the mandated quarantine time. Once documentation is reviewed, the Ada-Borup Health Care Staff will contact you to let you know when the child may return. Please follow the attached link to review the MDH COVID-19 Decision Tree: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf
Please see the attached letter on how the Ada-Borup schools will determine when to switch between learning models, health screening expectations and how we will use the MDH decision tree to evaluate students https://5il.co/kxe1
Ada-Borup families - Please see the attached letter on the latest USDA memo regarding the school lunch program and the how it will potentially impact the Ada-Borup food program https://5il.co/kkb7