Dear Parents / Guardians,

We have been notified of a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a member of the MTS Elementary school community with the exposure date of 04/05/22, 04/06/22, and 04/07/22. For privacy reasons, we cannot share details about the status of the people. At this time, they have been advised to stay home and away from other people (isolate). We have worked to identify and notify those who had close contact with these individuals who have COVID-19. The risk of exposure for other people present in the building on that date is no greater than the risk of contracting the virus in the general community. If you or your child were not notified that you had close contact with the person, you should still monitor for symptoms of illness, but do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, stay home and consult with your health care provider to determine if medical evaluation is needed. We are working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to monitor the situation.

*Due to the number of identified cases and the impact of these cases, MTS Elementary will be shifting to a Distance Learning model starting Monday, April 11th, 2022. MTS Elementary will remain in Distance Learning through Friday, April 15th, 2022, and will return to in-person learning on Monday, April 18th, 2022. Details regarding your child’s specific school day schedule for Distance Learning next week will be provided by your child’s classroom teacher.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your support and helping to keep our school community safe.


Sue Dornfeld
Building Director

Erin Copeland
District COVID-19 Coordinator