Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world



COVID-19 Information & Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Preparations for the 2020-2021 school year are underway amidst a public health pandemic. We are committed to the safety of students and staff while providing a quality, well-rounded educational experience that focuses on rigorous academic standards while also helping students develop necessary social and emotional skills. Although we are presented with situations new to many of us, it's important to consider the opportunities we have to tap into technology and innovation to connect students, help them learn together and encourage them to have fun. 

Mankato Area Public Schools' Back to School Plan shares information about the in-person, hybrid and distance learning options that will be used--and sometimes may change--throughout the school year based on county public health data regarding COVID-19. Although there are three learning options, families may choose to have their students fully participate in distance learning.

In addition, information about health and safety, such as daily health screening and symptoms to look for; face coverings/masks, cleaning/sanitation protocols; transportation on school buses, safe food services, child care and other helpful resources are included.

Our plan is based on Minnesota's Safe Learning Plan, which prioritizes student/staff safety and health, data-driven decision making and the importance of local school districts to make informed decisions that are in the best interest of their students, families and communities. We continue to work closely with local, county and state partners to educate, promote and encourage Greater Mankato to help us reach our collective goal of returning students to safe and healthy school environments.

Thank you for your patience. We will continue to communicate with parents/families throughout the school year to keep you informed. We look forward to working with you, your family and our community to help get our students and staff back to school safely.    


Paul Peterson



Mankato Area Public Schools
10 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
(507) 387-1868