Your Lake Crystal Happenings
from the Lake Crystal Area Chamber of Commerce
This Week is a BIG WEEK at LCWM
LCWM Secondary Parents & Guardians: 
Since the start of COVID-19 and the need to distance learn, LCWM has anxiously anticipated when we would be able to safely offer full, in-person learning to our Secondary students again. We are cautiously and strategically moving forward with our plan to change learning models at the Secondary level and we are happy to detail those plans in this letter and the attached document.  
 
We have revised the planning guide that was released in the fall for our Secondary families to review. This guide details what Return to In-Person Learning will look like and includes: plans and protocols for cleaning, transportation, and quarantine, among many other things. Click HERE to be taken to the document or you can find it on the COVID-19 Resources page on the website.  
 
Students in grades 7-9 will begin in-person learning on Thursday, February 18 and students in grades 10-12 will begin on Thursday, February 25. There will be two days used for planning and transitioning where students will NOT have school.  Sixth grade through 12th grades will NOT have school on Tuesday, February 16.  Seventh grade through 12th grade will NOT have school on February 17. Wednesdays will still be a distance learning day for Grades 7-12.  
 
On pages 21-22 there are week-by-week, at-a-glance schedules of the days your student(s) will have no school, distance learning, hybrid learning, or in person learning.  
 
We also understand that some may not be able or comfortable with returning to full, in-person school, which is why the distance learning option is still available to you. There are details about that option, along with a cut-off for changing to or from this model, on page 6.  
 
As always, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 data in our area and consult with our regional support team, MDH, and MDE and will make changes accordingly.  
 
If you have any questions or concerns about this plan, please feel free to reach out to the Secondary office and they will be happy to help you.  

We look forward to a safe and healthy return to full, in-person learning again soon! 
Best Regards, Tom Farrell, Superintendent
It's Random Act of Kindness Day - FEBRUARY 17TH
A Virtual Tour of Mankato’s National Register of Historic Places
February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tour Blue Earth County from your couch! Join BECHS on a virtual tour through different areas of the County, exploring the past and present through photos and stories.
This month, we look at the National Register of Historic Places in Mankato. What properties are on the National list? What qualifications did they need to meet? Learn more about these twelve properties as well as the few that are no longer on the list.
Admission is $10/Household. This presentation is presented through Zoom and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. The recording will be available through Sunday at Midnight. Registration is now open. Museum@blueearthcountyhistory.com or 507-345-5566.
Artist Reception
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Passing-The Vanishing Family Farm 
captures the loss of small family farms as they disappear from our landscape. Randy’s photographs catch a glance at the once vibrant but now vanishing rural life. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display at the history center now through March 31, 2021.
Join Randy Wood at the History Center to learn more about his photographs and have a chance to chat with him about these images.
Although this is a free event, registration must be completed through the booking feature to schedule your time to meet with him to ensure COVID safety guidelines are met.
The LC Lions invite YOU to take advantage of the frozen lake for
next weekends FUN EVENT
Check out this weeks specials and click the link for coupons and recipes
Registration in progress NOW!
Two deadlines for these upcoming Community Ed Events
Wrestling and Soccer club
also available for:
  • Kindergarten through 3rd grade
  • 4th through 6tth Grade

To sign up for any of the upcoming Community Ed programs -
Ballroom BINGO Saturday
American Legion Post #294
Grab your buddies and head to the
American Legion Post #294 for
BALLROOM BINGO!
3:00 SHARP!
THE MORE THAT PLAY,
THE MORE YOU'LL WIN
Food * Drinks * Socially distanced

Keep warm with a good book from the Library!
No Contact
Pick-up Hours
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Monday -Friday    
10:00am -4:00pm

For more info...
(507) 726-2726
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