COVID-19 Red Wing Public School Summer Building Usage

Click on link below to view the Summer Building Usage Plan for RWPS.
Summer Building Usage Plan
Summer Building Usage Plan - Spanish

Providing Education through Distance Learning

The district intends to provide instruction to all students through distance learning. The Minnesota Department of Education defines distance learning “as providing students with access to appropriate educational materials and ensuring they receive daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s).”

Distance learning is intended to limit the loss of face-to-face instructional time, due to school cancellations (for weather or other natural disasters) and will count toward instructional hours.

This effort will require the full cooperation of students, teachers, and families to make instruction meaningful and in compliance with the full expectations of Minnesota statutes.

Family & Student Expectations for RWPS Distance Learning Plan
Family & Student Expectations for RWPS Distance Learning Plan - Spanish

 

Contact: Karsten Anderson, Superintendent
Phone: 651-385-4501
Email: klanderson@rwps.org

1.  RWPS Listening Session on June 18th from 6-8 pm:  The administrative team will be soliciting feedback from staff members and community members about Distance Learning and brainstorming for the upcoming school year.  If you would like to share your thoughts, please email lasteggerda@rwps.org by June 18th at 5 pm.  Listen to and participate in the session by calling 1-402-356-1281 and entering PIN:  929 441 657#

2.  Development of Options:  Administrators have  been developing options for this fall.  This work will be reviewed by the school board in June and July.  When the Governor provides guidance this week and a final decision in June or July, we will update community members about how education will look next school year.

Distance Learning Plan - Update 5/4/2020
Distance Learning Plan - Spanish
Summer food delivery service is available again this summer - click on links below for information:
Summer Student Food Program
Summer Student Food Program - Spanish

New P-EBT Program
Families may qualify for additional funds to purchase nutritious food. Families with children ages 5 to 18 who qualified for free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP, are urged to apply at www.mn.p-ebt.org or contact the P-EBT hotline to find out more: 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698. 
Contact:
Request Form: Tech Support Request Form
Email: techsupport@rwps.org

Parents: if you need a chromebook, internet access, or help with other technology issues, complete the Tech Support Form.

If you do not have Internet services:

o Parents may contact their cell/data provider to see if hot spots or expanded broadband service is available.

 o A local cable provider is offering two months of free broadband service to eligible low income households who are new customers. If you qualify and do not currently have Internet service, please contact Lisa Steggerda at lasteggerda@rwps.org.

o Internet access is available near the RWHS outdoor stadium, Burnside Elementary School by the front door, and Colvill parking lot; the password is 256INTERNET. Only disproportionately impacted students are allowed to use the hot spots, and all social distancing guidelines (including 6-foot separation in a vehicle) and local curfew requirements must be followed. Buildings are closed and bathrooms are not available. See map below:
RWPS WiFi map

A list of local businesses allowing access to Internet services is provided below.
Red Wing WiFi map

Keep America Connected Pledge

HBC Internet Offer

Red Wing Shares
This website has been set up for the Red Wing community to find local COVID-19 resources.
https://redwingshares.org/​​​​​

United Way’s 211 Resource Helpline Service

The United Way’s 211 resource hotline is available 24/7 for people in need. Certified Community Resource Specialists make referrals for COVID-19 specific resources as well as local resources such as food access, childcare, housing, and other essential services. For help, dial 211, text “MNCOVID” to 898-211 or chat online at 211unitedway.org. This helpline is confidential and multilingual.
United Way website: https://www.211unitedway.org/) OR (https://www.uw-gwp.org/)
United Way phone: (651) 291-0211 OR 1-800-543-7709

Fernbrook Family Center

The Fernbrook Family Center is continuing to provide mental health services to all of its current clients and accepting new referrals. Learn more by calling Fernbrook at 507-446-0431.

Other Services

These following organizations are working together to provide emergency financial assistance for families regardless of citizenship status. Examples of assistance include diapers, gas cards, hygiene supplies, groceries (after a family has gone to the food shelf), clothing for work, internet set-up for school work, medication fills, and cooking supplies (crockpots/baking supplies) to make meals at home. There is also some help in the form of rent, mortgage, or utilities; however since there are federal and state programs in place to assist with these, these will only be approved in special circumstances. Three Rivers also helps support families with rent and utilities.

While these organizations strive to serve all families in need, there are numerous requests for assistance, time is needed to process requests, and not everyone will qualify for help.

Please complete the following form if you need help with basic living needs due to significant loss of income.

2020 Emergency Financial Assistance Form

​​Mental Health Crisis Resource: SE Minnesota Mobile Crisis Line 1-844-274-7472

Goodhue County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline 651-385-2000

COVID-19 Health Questions: State COVID-19 Hotline 1-800-657-3903

Red Wing Youth Outreach

Hispanic Outreach

HOPE Coalition​​​​