When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order on Wednesday for distance learning in the state's K-12 public schools to begin Monday, March 30, and continue through May 4, Detroit Lakes Public Schools were ready.

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School district staff has been working since the current school closure began on Tuesday, March 17, to implement a distance learning plan for all students in the district, starting Monday.

According to a Wednesday news release, the distance learning plan will be available on the district website at dlschools.net starting Friday, March 27. Specifics will be listed for each building. Teachers and staff have been contacting district families to assess individual students' needs for technology and other materials.

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The district will continue to offer school lunches and breakfasts for pick up or delivery as well as child care for school-age children of emergency workers. For more information on how to access these services, please check the district website or call your student’s school office.

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