Family Resources During COVID-19

ISD 518 has created this page to share resources with our district families and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota’s Governor closed schools from March 18, 2020 – March 27, 2020 as a way to help slow down the spread of the virus. Students will not have school during this time but it is very important they practice social distancing and stay home.
The most effective way to keep germs away is to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, multiple times per day.

Important information

  • Governor Walz orders MN Schools Closed March 18, 2020 – March 27, 2020
  • Governor Walz orders MN Schools Closed March 18, 2020 – March 27, 2020
  • Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all ISD 518 school buildings will be closed to students and the public until March 27, 2020. This includes every school building: Prairie Elementary, Middle School, Learning Center, High School, and West/Community Education building.
  • During this time of closure, our teachers will work on developing plans to continue educating students through distance learning.
  • Governor Walz will reassess the situation on March 27 and determine if Minnesota schools will be reopened or if we will continue the school year with distance learning.
  • ISD 518 will continue to offer a school food service program. There will be seven locations throughout our community to distribute meals to students. Please view the  locations and times by clicking here.
  • All field trips, activities, conferences, sports, etc. will be suspended until further notice.
  • No homework will be given for any grade level during March 18, 2020 – March 27, 2020 per the Governor’s order.
  • Students will not have school from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Friday, March 27, 2020.

School Information
Public WiFi Locations Throughout Nobles County
WiFi Público en Worthington
School Lunch Program During School COVID-19 Closure
Programa de almuerzo escolar durante el cierre de COVID-19
Prairie Elementary Parent/Family Letter 3/16/2020
Carta de los padres / familia de la primaria Prairie 16/03/2020

Information About Coronavirus COVID-19
Symptoms of COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preparing Your Family for COVID-19 from the CDC
How to Protect Yourself from the CDC
What to do if you think you are sick from the CDC

How to Talk to Your Child About the Coronavirus/COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19 Parent/Child Handout
Talking to Tweens and Teens about Coronavirus
Message from the WMS Counseling Staff
The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook
What is the Coronavirus – BrainPop Video
¿Qué es el video de Coronavirus?

Ideas for Kids During the Closure