Back to School Open Houses — This Week!

See Updates Below Back to School Open House Schedule 1) Tuesday, August 24: 5:00 – 7:00pmNOTE: In case of stormy weather on Tuesday evening, Tuesday’s Back to School Night will be cancelled, and then Thursday’s open house will be extended until 6:00pm 2) Thursday, August 26: 3:00 – 5:00pm**See note…

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Introducing Dawn Kroohn, 6th Grade at River Grove

Email: dkroohn@marineareaschool.org Dawn Kroohn graduated from Concordia University-St. Paul with a degree in Elementary Education.  She began her teaching career abroad as an English teacher in Egypt and thoroughly enjoyed the people, the culture, and the adventure of it all.  Back in Minnesota, she taught sixth grade for two years in…

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Free Lunches Continue for 2021-22!

River Grove has been approved to participate in the federal program that provides free meals to all students 18 and under — regardless of need. Families do not need to complete any applications or qualify in a program. Gluten-free lunches are also free. Participation in the program means that the…

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Current 2021-22 COVID Info

Updated August 16, 2021 (Originally Posted July 26, 2021). This info may be updated frequently.

We know many families are eager to learn what school will look like this coming fall and what COVID response requirements, such as masks and quarantine protocols, will be in place for Minnesota schools.

As always, your students’ health, safety, and educational experiences are our utmost concern. COVID has presented many, many challenges for all of us. Our administration, staff, and school board appreciate your patience, constructive conversations, flexibility, and partnership in navigating the road ahead.


Minnesota Schools Received Updated COVID-19 Response Guidance for 2021-22 on July 28, 2021

Current state guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health, released on July 28, 2021, recommend but do not require that masks be worn indoors in schools. The state is relying on local schools to make their own decisions regarding masking and specific quarantine protocol requirements.

River Grove’s mask policy is subject to change due to updated recommendations, requirements, and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and/or the CDC. 


Recommended COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth Programs, and Child Care Programs

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Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health

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