Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Marshall Public Schools continues to follow the guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC. This is a situation that is ever-changing and we are monitoring it closely. We will continue to communicate with families as we learn more.
If you have general inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symptoms of COVID-19 include mild to severe respiratory illness along with:
- Shortness of breath
Minnesota Department of Health advises people to to take precautions, including:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water; covering your cough and sneeze; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you or your child are sick, stay home from school and activities.
- Do not return to school or work until you are feeling better and a fever is gone for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
- Frequently clean all commonly touched work surfaces, work areas, and equipment (e.g., telephones, doorknobs, lunch areas, countertops, copiers, etc.).
We reinforce these practices at school - for our students and staff - and invite you to do the same with students at home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I see the Distance Learning Plans for my students?
You may view all Distance Learning plans by visiting the Technology and Learning website. If you have questions regarding any piece of the plan(s), visit with you student's teachers.
We don’t have internet.
Marshall Public Schools has “hotspots” available for families who have limited or no access to the internet. Please have your child check with the school media center before they leave on Tuesday.
Spectrum (formerly Charter) is indeed offering free internet for 60 days. Beginning March 16th and is available for 60 days. It is open to students in Kindergarten – College. The number to call is 1-844-488-8395. No strings attached they just want students to have the opportunity to complete any distance learning, should it come to that.
Companies with service options related to COVID-19 response. Note this is not a comprehensive list. Visit the Office of Broadband Development for updates and additions to this list.
Minnesota Office of Broadband Development
- For assistance identifying broadband service options or connecting with broadband providers, please call: 651-259-7610;
- K12 Connect Forward Program: https://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/broadband/connect-forward/
- Beginning March 16, Vast Broadband plans to offer the following for 60 days:
- Vast plans to open all Wi-Fi hotspots up to customers and non-customers free of charge. A list of locations can be found at https://www.vastbroadband.com/hotspots.
- Vast will partner with school districts to ensure students in need of connectivity for remote learning with limited resources can still have internet.
Will food service be available?
Yes, breakfast, lunch and one snack will be provided to children 18 years of age and under. A grab and go lunch can be picked up from Marshall Middle School. Students will need to pick up their lunch and bring home (or elsewhere to consume).
Grab and Go bags containing breakfast, lunch and a snack will be available at:
- Main location will be Marshall Middle School – door #14 (back of Middle School)
- Samuel Lutheran School parking lot - 500 Village Dr
- St. Stephens Church parking lot - 1301 S 4th St
- Holy Redeemer Church parking lot - 503 W Lyon St
- Park Side Elementary (back parking lot) 1300 E Lyon St
- AP Designs 501 S Hwy 23
Pick up times will be Monday through Friday (school days only) between 11:00am to 2:00pm.
As we are using Federal funds to provide these meals there are a few rules that we must abide by:
- Anyone under the age of 18, or current Marshall Public students 18 or over.
- Grab and Go bags can pick up from any of the four locations
- Meals are not allowed to be eaten inside the school
- Person must be present to pick up the meal but do not need to be accompanied by an adult
- You must take a milk with each meal.
Are you offering childcare?
Childcare for MPS students under the age of 12 will be available to essential healthcare and emergency personnel within our community (and MPS staff). Childcare will be held at Park Side from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. You must register via this link .
Healthcare staff as described below:
- Health care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics
- Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities
Other health systems and organizations, such as:
- Home Care workers
- Personal Care Assistants
- Direct Care and Treatment
Other emergency staff, including:
- First responders
- Personnel providing correctional services
- Essential Court personnel
- Minnesota State Veterans Homes staff
- State and local public health agency employees
- MNsure Navigators
- County financial/eligibility workers
- County case managers
- Or any county staff in emergency management or health and human services