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
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
March 25, 2020
*Updated 2:27 PM
Today Governor Tim Walz ordered that schools remain closed and using their Distance Learning Plans until May 4th. Teachers and staff will be reaching out to students and families very soon. Please take care of yourselves MPS Tigers!
Teachers and staff continue to work very hard to deliver a distance learning plan to families on/by Friday. Each school site will reach out to families with additional instructions for next week.
Families can now contact our technology hotline at 507-337-9092 for device or technology related questions.
Families may also be receiving a call from a MPS staff member asking for input regarding the upcoming distance learning plan. Please consider giving a few minutes of your time so we may understand what works best for families.
Again, thank you to all of our families and students!
March 17, 2020
As we are aware, on March 16th, Governor Tim Walz ordered that establishments such as restaurants, bars, theaters, fitness centers, amusement parks and country clubs close operations beginning no later than March 17th at 5:00 pm until March 27th at 5:00 pm. Today will be the last instructional day for students through March 27th. All students, grades K-12, should be bringing [or have brought] home their school issued tablet or device. While no instruction will take place during this initial school closure, we ask that families give consideration as to how they will implement Distance Learning within their homes should the Governor extend the order of canceling school. A reminder to the Marshall community that we will have childcare and food service available. Please contact the District Office at (507) 537-6924 with questions.
March 16, 2020
Marshall Public Schools will be open on March 16 and March 17. We will be closed March 18-27 as per Governor Tim Walz proclation. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 cases in Minnesota and the surrounding areas. Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, March 30th unless otherwise notified. If you choose to keep your child home on Monday and Tuesday, please call your school office so the absence can be marked as excused.