• Dear Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Family:

    Thank you for a successful 1st week of Virtual Learning School and In-Person Learning at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4.   I know that all of this is new for us, I appreciate your patience and understanding as we build a safe learning environment for all of our students and families. 

    We are in the process of making some adjustments to student’s classrooms and their teacher.  This change is necessary to meet staffing needs and accommodate students in both the in-person and virtual learning environments at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4. These changes are necessary due to recent VLS/in-person enrollment changes. This change will begin Monday February 8, 2021. You should be receiving a message from your child’s new teacher if your child is needing to change classrooms. 

    I know change can be difficult, especially for our youngest students, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or something is not correct, please let me know directly by calling our office at 651-293-8675 or email me at john.bjoraker@spps.org We are here to support you child, 

    Virtual Learning School Updates- 

    All students have Class Meetings at 10:00am and 1:00pm daily.   

    In-Person Learning Updates- 

    I want to remind students that will be attending in-person school to remember to bring their mask, water bottle, and iPad each day to school. 

    Thank you again for trusting us in educating and supporting your child at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4!

    In this together,

     John Bjoraker 


    COVID Protocols

     I want to remind our families Some of our school’s safety precautions:

    • PPE provided for staff and students

    • Masks are required at all times, including recess.

      • We have disposable and cloth masks for all students.  You can send your child with extra masks if you choose as we will encourage children to change their masks throughout the day.

      • Students will have lanyards to use to hold masks so they are not lost when eating.

    • Teaching hand washing repeatedly.  Hand sanitizer will be used when hand washing is not possible.

    • Maintaining in person classes at smaller class size to better enable social distancing. All classroom furniture has been set up for 3 feet of social distancing between students.

    • Students have a personal card to swipe lunch pins rather than inputting pins.  

    • For classes eating lunch in the cafeteria, there will be assigned spots that are distanced from each other.

    • Tabletop dividers are on site for staff to use between themselves and students for times with distancing is not as available

    • Hallways have direction arrows and stairways are one way.

    • An additional custodial team member joined our team to support increased spot disinfection during the day of high traffic areas.

    • Electrostatic spraying every day outside of school hours to disinfect classrooms.

    • There is a dedicated Isolation Room attached to the Health office for students that may exhibit COVID symptoms 

    Health Screening

    Families should conduct a health screening every morning before sending their student to school or the bus stop. School staff will also monitor for symptoms throughout the school day. If your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send them to school. Please report the absence and submit a report to the COVID-19 Reporting System as soon as possible.

    COVID-19 Communications Protocol

    SPPS works closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to determine action steps for a reported case of COVID-19. Notifications will be sent when action needs to be taken.

    Isolating Sick Students

    Students who become sick during the school day will be isolated (under supervision) until they can be picked up. It is important that sick students are picked up as soon as possible to limit the risk to other students and staff. Add any information you’d like to communicate here. 

    Curbside Meal Pick Up at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4

    Families who have students enrolled in Virtual Learning School can pick up curbside meal boxes every Thursday between 10:00-11:00AM beginning February 18th.   

    Please register by filling out the registration form on spps.org/2021meals. Registration is open to all SPPS families, and you may register to pick up meal boxes at the school that is most convenient to you. Please go to the Mendota Door side of the building to get the meals.

    Nutrition Services will continue to offer meal box pick up to all children in Saint Paul ages 18 and under, at the pick up sites listed below.  Open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, and registration is NOT required at these sites:

    For those with medical need or lacking transportation, essential home delivery may be an option.  Please fill out the form under “Meal Box Delivery Request” at spps.org/2021meals and Nutrition Services will contact you.

    FSO Meeting- Monday February 8, 2021

    Farnsworth PreK8 FSO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


    Topic: FSO Monthly Meeting

    Time: Feb 8, 2021 06:00 PM 


    Join Zoom Meeting



    Meeting ID: 864 0123 2086

    Passcode: FSO


    If you want to attend by phone: 


         +1 312 626 6799 US

    Meeting ID: 864 0123 2086

    Passcode: 928682


    Save the Date: African American Author Showcase, February 18, 2021

    National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) will not take place this year. Instead, the Parents of African American Students Advisory Council will present a virtual, African American author showcase, in celebration of Black History Month.