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Post date: 06/17/21

COVID–19 Preparedness Plan for Fillmore Central Schools 2021-22

Fillmore Central School District is committed to providing a high level of education while maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment. The ARP Act was established to give school districts financial support to assist schools return to in-person in the safest manner as possible. The financial support will assist in the academic, social, and mental health impacts from the COVID – 19 Pandemic.

Fillmore Central’s Plan follows the COVID – 19 guidance that has been developed by the state of Minnesota, which is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, and Minnesota’s current executive orders.

Please review the information that is provided in this document and email comments or questions to Heath Olstad at .

Fillmore Central plans on using the ESSER III Funds in multiple ways. Listed below are areas that will be addressed with the additional ESSER Funds:

1. Addressing Academic impact/Learning loss/Credit Recovery
a. Summer school opportunities for K-12th grade students depending

on needs during the summer of 2021. Multiple sessions will be provided at no cost to students. Bussing will also be provided if students require transportation. Students were offered credit recovery in multiple subject areas, but the focus will be on: Math, Science, English, and Social Studies.

2. Addressing Social, Emotional, and Academic needs of students a. Fillmore Central will invest in maintaining current staff and continue to explore methods to ensure academic, social, and

emotional needs are being met with positive and supportive methods.


Fillmore Central will continue mitigation strategies that follow up to date CDC Guidelines. We will continue to comply with requirements to allow for consistent and safe in-person learning.

a. Everyone entering Fillmore Central School Facilities are expected to perform a self-health screening prior to entering our buildings. Elementary students are expected to be screened by an adult prior to arriving.

- If you or your child has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher; new onset cough or a cough that gets worse; new loss of taste or smell; difficulty in breathing, will need to follow MDH Decision Tree, test for COVID – 19.

  1. Communication: All families are required to report a positive case of COVID-19 to the elementary/high school office.

  2. Contact Tracing: Families will be notified if their child has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

  3. Continued effort by staff to use consistent cleaning and disinfecting protocols in all areas of the school.

4. Technology
a. Purchase state of the art devices to have available for staff and


5. Indoor facilities, utilities, and ventilation


  1. Fillmore Central is in the process of evaluating indoor air quality at all sites. We will continue to develop a plan to increase and maintain ventilation throughout indoor areas.

  2. Fillmore Central is in the process of creating outside learning areas at the elementary school.

  3. Redesign of indoor spaces to create more space

Fillmore Central will continue to follow all MDH, MDE, CDC Guidelines as we prepare and embark on the 2021-22 School year.

Contact: Heath Olstad
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District Office:                 P.O. Box 50
700 Chatfield St. Preston, MN 55965
High School:                     P.O. Box 599
145 Main Ave. S Harmony, MN 55939
Elementary:                     P.O. Box 50
702 Chatfield St. Preston, MN 55965
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