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Important: This page is being compiled in an effort to be proactive and responsive to questions regarding the implementation of both a hybrid and distance learning model for the fall of 2020. Answers may be modified and more questions added as information becomes available and additional guidance is provided by MDE and MDH. Note: The date for any changes will be indicated on each question.


July 29, 2021

COVID Protocols for the Fall - July 29, 2021

The folllowing is an email sent out by Spectrum's Excutive Director, Dan DeBruyn. 

Spectrum Community,

As you may know from watching the news, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has begun providing guidance to schools regarding implementation of COVID protocols for fall semester. Based on that guidance, there are two requirements that will remain in place - (1) masks must be worn on public transportation (such as school buses) and (2) COVID cases must be handled, tracked, and reported in a similar manner to last year, including quarantining.

MDE is recommending that schools align with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for teachers, staff, students, and visitors to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. While the school will continue to follow other CDC recommended safety protocols,  masks will continue to be optional in the buildings at this time.

We are hopeful that this information, along with a more clearly defined distance learning program that will be going out late next week, will be helpful to families when making final choices about whether their student(s) will remain on campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to navigate our course and do our best to meet the needs of our community.


Dan DeBruyn

Executive Director

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Positive COVID cases
Monthly at Spectrum


April 2022: 

  • 2 students, 2 staff

March 2022: 

  • 0 students, 0 staff

February 2022: 

  • 8 students, 2 staff

January 2022: 

  • 34 students, 5 staff


  • 15 students, 5 staff


  • 27 students, 5 staff


  • 18 students, 3 staff


  • 19 students, 2 staff

*Updated May 9, 2022

Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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