Detroit Lakes Public Schools cancels tonight's 8th grade orientation

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Taking its lead from the Minnesota State High School League regarding coronavirus concerns, Detroit Lakes Public Schools has opted to cancel the 8th grade orientation session set to take place this Thursday evening, March 12.

The school published this information on its Facebook page at around 2:30 p.m. today:

"We received word today that the MSHSL is limiting access to tournament games beginning tomorrow. We have decided to follow suit and not hold our 8th grade orientation meeting tonight that was scheduled at 6 p.m.

"We will share the information from that meeting with parents at a later time. Next week high school counselors will be going to the middle school to help 8th grade students register and to answer their questions.

"We are sorry for the short notice but felt that the information could be shared in other ways that wouldn’t result in having a large gathering at the high school."


There will be no classes held in the school district on Friday, March 13, but this is due to a planned school holiday and not related to the coronavirus.

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