District 196 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families, employees and visitors to our buildings. As some regulations and the mask executive order expire, these changes result in a shift to individuals and families taking more personal responsibility for their own health and safety and less enforcement from the district. Please be aware of the following guidance:
  • Although the Minnesota Department of Health Decision Tree still guides people to self-quarantine and self-isolate when they are sick, the district is no longer required to enforce isolations, quarantines or testing.
  • Everyone is strongly recommended to stay home if you are ill.
  • Continue to report positive COVID-19 cases to Community Education, email communityed@district196.org or call 651-423-7920.
  • Federal mandate requires masks/face coverings to be worn on all public transportation and school vehicles, except when it becomes a safety hazard (e.g. extreme heat).
  • Social distance is recommended whenever possible.
To lower your risk, consider the following:
To protect students, families, staff and visitors, the district will continue regular cleaning protocols and will supply the following:
  • HEPA filters in all learning environment
  • PPE (masks, face shields, gloves, gowns)
  • Hand sanitizer and/or hand sanitizing stations
  • Signage to encourage personal responsibility and other health and safety guidance



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We're hiring!
Calling all educators! We are looking for Camp Invention® Instructors to help inspire future innovators this summer. District 196 Community Education is partnering with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® to provide Camp Invention, a nationally acclaimed, weeklong STEM enrichment program for children entering grades K-6 in our community, June 21 – 25, July 12 – 15, and July 19 – 22. Email Marisa.Schroht@district196.org to learn more.

Teach swimming, be a lifeguard! We hire ages 14 and up to teach swimming and ages 15 and up to lifeguard. Training is available. Apply online. For more information call 952-431-8777 or email aquatics@district196.org.

Do you have a special skill, hobby or interest to share? Community Education is always on the lookout for new instructors willing to share their expertise with the community. Enrichment class instructors are needed to teach classes for children, youth, adults or families. Propose a class! For more information call 651-423-7920 or email communityed@district196.org.