SPPS Summer Learning Programs COVID-19 Guidance

  • Please note the following COVID-19 prevention guidelines that will be in place for Summer Learning Programs, Discovery Club, Crossroads and other SPPS programming beginning June 27.

    Face Coverings/Masks

    The Board of Education has approved that as of 4/18/22, masks are no longer required during times of low to medium community levels of COVID-19 in Ramsey County. This change applies to all staff, students and visitors (ages 2 and older) in all SPPS buildings and on school transportation, regardless of a person’s vaccine status. Read the full resolution here.

    Masks are required when community levels of COVID-19 in Ramsey County are high. SPPS will review community level information every Thursday and will notify families if COVID-19 levels are high and masks become required.

    SPPS strongly recommends wearing masks for those in the below situations, regardless of community levels:

    • Those who are unvaccinated or not eligible for the vaccine
    • People who are immunocompromised or at high risk for a severe reaction to COVID-19
    • Staff working with immunocompromised individuals and those ineligible for the vaccine
    • Staff who have completed a five-day isolation period after testing positive for COVID-19 should wear a mask for an additional five days after returning to school to reduce potential spread
    • Those with a household member who has recently tested positive for COVID-19
    • Ill students being evaluated by the health office or waiting to be picked up to reduce potential spread

    Social Distancing

    SPPS will continue to create space for social distancing of 3-6 feet or more to the greatest extent possible.

    SPPS recommends keeping students and staff in small groups that stay together as much as possible throughout the day and limiting mixing between groups as much as possible in common spaces (during lunch, bathroom breaks, arrival and dismissal, free periods, recess).

    Nutrition Services

    Individual schools/programs will determine if meals will be served in cafeterias and/or classrooms

    Field Trips

    Field trips will be allowed for Summer Learning Programs.


    • Parent/guardians are welcome inside school buildings (we ask that families limit their visits to 15 minutes when possible)
    • Outside visitors are allowed by appointment only 

    Daily 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. COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, and other symptoms.

    If your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send them to school. Report the absence to your child’s school & submit a report to the COVID-19 Reporting System the same day for next steps.


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