Distance Learning Spring 2020
During the Spring 2020 Distance Learning session, this page will be used as the primary location for all school-related updates.
Steps to Keep Your Family Healthy
To help manage the spread of COVID-19, the most important steps to take are those that help prevent the spread of any illness.
• Pretest yourself and others by washing hands often with soap and water; covering your cough and sneeze; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• If you or your child are sick, stay home from school and activities.
• Do not return to school or work until you are feeling better and a fever is gone for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
• Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home. Keep enough food, regular prescription drugs, and other necessities on hand in case you need to stay home and are not able to go out easily.
• Frequently clean all commonly touched work surfaces, work areas, equipment (e.g., telephones, doorknobs, lunch areas, countertops, copiers, etc.)
Last page update: March 31, 2020 at 12:51 PM
March 30, 2020 - School nurse, Jeanna Kujava, posts letter to families. Read the letter here.
March 27, 2020 - Tri-County's Distance Learning Plan is posted. Read it here.
Read the letter here
March 26, 2020 - Tri-County mails a letter detailing Distance Learning, which is to begin on March 30.
Read the letter here
March 25, 2020 - Tri-County announces mandated closure of schools and commencement of Distance Learning from March 30-May 4. Read the letter here.
March 25, 2020 - MN Governor, Tim Walz, announces MN schools will be distance learning until April 30, 2020.
March 23, 2020 - Tri-County requests families in need of devices for distance learning contact the school. Read the letter here.
March 23, 2020 - Tri-County postpones ACT.
March 20, 2020 - Tri-County makes meals free and available for all students in TC District. Complete a meal request form here. Updated Meal Service Information
March 20, 2020 - School nurse, Jeanna Kujava, posts letter. Read the letter here.
March 18, 2020 - Tri-County closes, begins preperations for possible distance learning.
March 17, 2020 - Tri-County posts status of upcoming events.
March 16, 2020 - Tri-County posts letter answering questions related to the closure. Read the letter here.
March 16, 2020 - Tri-County releases survey regarding technology, meals and childcare during closure. View the survey here.
March 15, 2020 - Tri-County announces closure beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27, 2020.
March 13, 2020 - Northern Freeze Winter Sports Banquet cancelled. Read the letter here.
March 13, 2020 - MSHSL cancels Girls Basketball State Tournament, Boys Basketball Section and State Tournaments.
March 12, 2020 - Tri-County posts letter about COVID-19.
Below is a list of upcoming events and the status of the event.
Last updated at 12:41 PM on March 23, 2020
ACT (Mar. 24) - Postponed
Advisory Committee Meeting (Mar. 16) - Cancelled
Band Instrumental ENS Contest (Mar. 24) - Cancelled
Baseball - Postponed until Mar. 27
Boys Basketball Tournaments - Cancelled
Community Ed Donuts Class (April 4) - Cancelled
Community Ed EMS (Mar. 28) - Cancelled
Community Ed Genealogy (Mar. 24) - Cancelled
Community Ed Google (Mar. 31) - Cancelled
Community Ed Tart Mold Pedestals (Mar. 23) - Cancelled
Community Ed Yoga (Mar. 19) - Cancelled
Drivers Ed - Postponed until further notice
ECFE - Postponed until further notice
FCCLA State Conference (Mar. 25-28) - Cancelled
Girls Basketball Tournaments - Cancelled
Heidi Pagnac Fitness Class - Postponed until further notice
Knowledge Bowl - Postponed until Mar. 27
NCTC Career Exploration Day (Mar. 25) - Cancelled
Open Gym - Postponed until further notice
Parent/Teacher Conferences (Mar. 26) - Postponed
Pickleball - Postponed until further notice
Softball - Postponed until Mar. 27
Sports Coop. Meeting (Mar. 30) - Cancelled
Third & Fourth Grade Field Trip (Mar. 21) - Cancelled
Track - Postponed until Mar. 27
Vocal Ensembles (Mar. 31) - Cancelled
Winter Sports Banquet (Mar. 23) - Cancelled
Frequently Asked Questions
Is school still in session? Tri-County, as with all schools in Minnesota, are mandated to remain closed now until May 4, 2020. Distance Learning will take place starting March 30.
Are after school activities and sports still practicing? No, all activities and sports practices are cancelled through May 4, 2020
Are events are Tri-County cancelled? All events at Tri-County hosted between now and May 4, 2020 are cancelled.
Where will the school post updates? We will post updats on this page, our website, and on our Facebook page. You can call the school at 218-436-2261 if you have specific questions.
What is the school doing to keep students and staff healthy? We our following guidelines from the CDC. These include increased cleaning procedures, encouraging students and staff to stay home when sick, and to encouraging frequent handwashing.
Additional COVID-19 Resources