Ramalynn Academy is actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 in our region. It is a rapidly evolving situation. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Primary: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Elementary & Middle School: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
*These hours of service are current with the evolving COVID-19 situation.
COVID-19 Learning Plans
In July, Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan. The plan uses a localized, data-driven approach that allows schools to deploy a learning model — remote, hybrid or in-person — that is responsive to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in their community. As an independent school, Ramalynn Academy is not bound by this plan, but we have utilized this research and data to inform our decision while creating our 2020-2021 Learning Plans for Primary, Elementary I, Elementary II, and Middle School. See below for details of these plans.
Close & Clean Measures
Close and clean measures will be taken if there is a known case of the virus in the school community.
In these cases, the school will decide on appropriate closing measures on a case by case basis in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC Guidelines.
In the case of a classroom closure due to a positive COVID-19 case, we will have a remote learning plan in place for children which will include learning packets, Google Classroom, and Zoom meetings daily with their teacher.
Our administration will swiftly notify families with students who have had direct exposure, and will give further guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.
Public health officials recommend the following to reduce risk of any viral respiratory infection.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid face touching, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover mouth and nose with a tissue; throw it in the trash after single use and wash hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- Stay at home if you are feeling ill.
- Do not return to school or work until you have been fever and/or vomit-free for 24 hours.
- Common Sense Media: Explaining the News to our Kids
- American Psychological Association: Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus
- CNN: A Guide to Keeping your Child Safe and Reassured as Coronavirus Spreads
- Time: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak
Resources Informing Our Decisions
Keeping Kids Healthy
Help your child stay healthy and help them cope with stress during the outbreak.