Alternative Programs Return to Learning Plans

Willmar Public Schools Alternative Programs, including Willmar Area Learning Center, Middle School ALC, Prairie Lakes Education Center, Lake Park School, Willmar Lakeview School and Greater Minnesota Education Center, have created a Return to Learn plan.

In this document, you can find the different plans for each respective alternative site. The plans include the requirements we are called to adhere to as a school system to ensure your child is safe while receiving a high-quality education. The school district will be utilizing the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health, and CDC guidelines, as well as local COVID-19 data, to make all decisions. The guidelines, similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, are ever-changing, so please know that this document will also be adjusted as the school year progresses to keep everyone current.

We know that this will not be easy, but through open communication, support, education, and grit, we can get through this! Please know that these plans are in place with the understanding that at any point the dial will turn from one Scenario to another in a quick manner. By having these plans in place, we can hopefully transition with minimal disruption to your child’s education. In addition, if your child has an underlying health concern or you have safety concerns with your child attending school in-person, the district will be providing a distance learning option for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Open the Alternative Programs PDF Version here.