• LEARNING MODEL SCALE
    It is likely that our district will move along the scale between the three learning models: Hybrid, In-Person, Distance Learning (or a combination) throughout the academic school year. The Learning Model Scale, based on data from MDH 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County, will inform staff and families of our current learning model.

    Effective Monday, November 23, the Jordan School District will move to Distance Learning for all grades - a shift from the base learning Hybrid Model.

    Learning Model Scale


  • SCOTT COUNTY, MN DATA
    Every Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health provides school districts with updated information about the COVID-19 case counts in their respective County.

    8/16–8/29:  18.48
    8/23–9/5:  17.65
    8/30–9/12:  15.21
    9/6–9/19:  19.46
    9/13–9/26:  24.97
    9/20–10/3:  22.32
    9/27–10/10:  22.88
    10/4–10/17:  29.43
    10/11 - 10/24:  37.59
    10/18 - 10/31:  62.36
    10/25 - 11/7:  112.50
    11/1 - 11/14:  172.14
    11/8 - 11/21: 
    190.2
    11/15 - 11/28:  This data will be released by MDH on Thursday, December 10

    Number of cases by county of residence in Minnesota over 14 days, per 10,000 people by the date of 
    specimen collection (when a person was tested)

    CLICK HERE for the MN Dept. of Heath's weekly COVID-19 case-rate report by county


  • HOW DO SCHOOLS DETERMINE THEIR SAFE LEARNING MODEL?
    These steps and further detail can be found in the MN Safe Learning Plan

    • STEP 1: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will use data from counties to determine a base learning model for public schools.
    • STEP 2: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will share county data and the consultative process for public schools to engage with education and public health experts to review their county health data and safe learning plans.
    • STEP 3: Public schools, with the incident command team, will evaluate their ability to implement required and recommended health best practices.
    • STEP 4: Public schools, in consultation with public health, will determine a learning model to begin the school year and communicate that decision with  their school community.
    • STEP 4: Public schools, in consultation with public health, will determine a learning model to begin the school year and communicate that decision with  their school community.
    • STEP 5: Public schools and MDH will monitor the community and school-level impact of COVID-19 on a regular basis. Adjustments will be made to the learning model if needed.
      • This means that school districts and charter schools will need to take into account not only the county-level case data when determining learning models, but also the number of confirmed cases, quarantines, and close contacts in your school community, each school building within your district, and other data such as individuals with influenza-like illness. 

    HOW DO WE USE THIS DATA?

    • The MN Safe Learning Plan provides direction on the data and process to be used for local decision making for the 2020-21 school year.
    • Every week the Minnesota Department of Health provides school districts with updated information about the COVID-19 case counts in their respective county.
    • Following the release of this data, the District COVID-19 Leadership Team, along with Scott County Public Health, works closely to review the current number of county COVID-19 cases per 10,000.

    IS THE COUNTY NUMBER THE ONLY CONSIDERATION FOR THE LEARNING MODEL?

    • County case numbers are just one measure to determine which learning model to use.
    • The confirmed COVID-19 cases in our schools is an important number, but it is only a single factor in how the current learning model is determined. Along with county level COVID-19 data and local level (city and school) data, additional factors used to make decisions on our learning models are:
      • staffing needs and abilities
      • operations management
      • transportation readiness
      • Minnesota Department of Education guidance
      • Minnesota Department of Health guidance
      • contact tracing capabilities
      • building population
      • abilities to facilitate social distancing

    DECISION MAKING PARTNERS

    • Along with Scott County Public Health, Jordan Public Schools also partners with a Regional Support Team made up of representatives from the MN Department of Education and MN Department of Health, and regional service cooperatives that support school districts in navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020-21 school year. This Regional Support Team consults with us as needed regarding implementation and ongoing evaluation of our learning models.