Reopening Plan

Last spring Spero Academy and our families faced a challenge they had never before experienced in the 16 years of the school’s operation.  With the onset of COVID-19 staff and families had to quickly adjust to a completely different method of teaching and learning than they were used to.   But thanks to the hard work of staff and families we did adjust.  This fall will once again bring us into a different way of teaching and learning but with the help and support of our families and the expertise of our staff we are confident that we will continue to provide quality instruction to our Spero students.  

 

In the middle of June the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) along with Governor Walz announced three possible scenarios with guidelines for each scenario for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.  These three scenarios are; Distance Learning, Hybrid Learning and In-Person Learning. 


On July 30, 2020 Governor Walz announced the plan for Minnesota for reopening schools.  The decision to reopen a school takes into account the virus’ spread in the surrounding county, and the district’s ability to meet public health requirements.  The Governor and Commissioner Reiker (MDE) stressed that county level data alone will not determine the learning model chosen by the district or charter school and that the ultimate decision would be left up to the individual schools. 

During this time, the school building will be restricted to Spero Academy staff, board members, and currently enrolled students. You can read more about our COVID-19 Visitor Procedure Guidelines.

The complete Reopening Plan for Spero Academy can be found here:

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Distance Learning Plan for Students Opting Out of Reopening Plan:

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