Springfield Public Schools

"Learning for All"






    Springfield Available Locations

    Springfield Public School Cafeteria- door W6:
    from 11:50 a.m. until 12:50 p.m.

    Springfield North Park (Maple St. and Van Buren Ave):
    from 11:50 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    Springfield Public Library:
    from 11:50 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    Riverbluff Apartments: (Riverside Dr.)
    from 11:50 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    Other Available Locations

    Sanborn Community Center:
    from 12:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

    Clements Fire Hall:
    from 12:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

    Comfrey Fire Hall:
    from 12:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

    Cobden Community Park:
    from 11:50 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    Leavenworth Japanese Martyr Parking lot:
    from 12:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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  • Dear Springfield Families,

    Learning Model Change

    I regret to inform you that Springfield School District will be transitioning to distance learning, starting November 30th, for two weeks (Nov 30-Dec 11).   We will continue the rest of this week with in-person learning.

    No School Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24

    Next Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, will not be instructional days for our students.  These will be used as transitional planning days for staff.  I wanted to give families as much fore notice to help with communications with students.  School staff will be involved with planning and school age care will not be provided on these two days.  At this time, we are planning on providing meals on these two days.  A meal schedule and drop off points will be communicated. 

    School Operations are Impacted

    This week we have been impacted by more cases. These are contributed to family to student spread, family to staff spread, or student place of employment spread.  All of these have placed stress on the daily operation of our school.  Staffing is one of our greatest challenges as we face staff shortages due to illness, close contacts, and daycare closings.

    Plan is to Hit the Reset Button-Analyze Spread Issues After Thanksgiving

    The plan is to hit the reset button and use the Thanksgiving break to our advantage.  We will use the two weeks after Thanksgiving to monitor the effects before we make a determination for the rest of December. We are in effect taking a step backward so we can move forward.  Public Health is predicting a spike after Thanksgiving that will be as substantial if not more than what we realized after Halloween.

    Bussing Information

    Regular bussing will not be provided  during the distance learning time period. We will articulate plans for SPED students with the greatest needs to come to school to receive their services.

    School Related After School Activities

    As per Minnesota Department of Education guidelines, after school activities at this time will continue.  This may change.

    More information will come from your school.  Please expect principals and teaching staff to articulate school schedules.

    The governor may announce soon changes that will deviate from this plan.  We will keep you informed. 

    Our families and school staff have put a great deal of energy towards following measures that have allowed us to maintain in-person learning since the beginning of the school year.  The decision to move to this learning plan is a heavy one as it negatively impacts families and student learning. However, seems to bet quite necessary to try and get school back to square one as soon as possible.

    Your ongoing support is appreciated. Hopefully, these changes will be short-lived and we will be back to In-Person Learning soon.


    Keith Kottke
    Springfield School District
    “In-person Learning Matters”

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  • U.S. Dept. of Ag Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020

    You may have recently heard that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture(USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a press release announcing an extension of the Summer Food Service Program (free meals for all children) through December 31, 2020.

    This was an unanticipated announcement and a special bulletin released late Monday by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) identified that MDE still needs to fully understand how this will affect schools.  The USDA school food program is managed by MDE and where Springfield School District will get implementation guidance.  This is how it functions for school districts across the nation. 

    When our school district receives clarity on how to proceed with this extension, we will inform you and the public accordingly.  Extending the USDA Summer Food Service Program would potentially eliminate meal charging at school for any student regardless of ability to pay.  This would potentially extend to providing “grab and go” meals to our daycares and other settings. A qualifying child is a high school senior or younger.  

    To simplify this announcement, our school could potentially extend our summer “free” meal program practices for children who are in the school building and for children who are not.   

    Keith Kottke
    Springfield School District

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  • Click here for School COVID-19 Resources

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  • Those students who will be participating on an athletic team or in an activity need to sign the MSHSL Eligibility Brochure. This should be done online and by using your e-signatures.  Directions for registering and the link is below.  This link will become available about August 13th.  Those participating on an athletic team must have had a sports physical in the last three years. Typically 7th and 10th graders are due to have a sports physical.  All 7th-12th graders should have received an Eligibility email, with more information regarding the 20-21 seasons.  There is a document in your Privit profile that must be signed by both parent and student saying you have received the email and fully understand and agree to all SHS and MSHSL policies. 

    Parent/Guardian Instructions for Activity Registration

    Sports Physical Form 20-21


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  • Sports Physicals

    The MSHSL Board of Directors Executive Committee approved the extension of the expiration date of the Three-Year Physical Clearance.
    *A student with a three-year clearance that expires at any time from March 12, 2020 through the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year will have the clearance extended through the completion of the 2020-2021 school year.
    *Each student must still complete the annual health history questionnaire.
    *Any student who had not previously participated and who does not have medical clearance to participate will be required to have a physical and be cleared to participate.


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