Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools Response Plan
Please note that information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is evolving. Refer to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest updates. We are monitoring information from these agencies on a continuing basis.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools have an important role to play in slowing the spread of this and other diseases and to help ensure students and staff have safe and healthy learning and working environments.
In addition to continuing to promote handwashing, staying home when sick and routine cleaning, the district is taking the following precautions at this time:
- Custodial staff is increasing disinfectant procedures, prioritizing high-touch areas such as door handles, hand railings, desks and bathrooms.
- District administration and human resources are monitoring illness trends.
Please note that the district cannot test for the flu or COVID-19 at school sites at this time.
District Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Superintendent’s Office: (320) 258-1809
Human Resources: (320) 258-1808
Teaching and Learning: (320) 258-1822
Buildings and Grounds: (320) 258-1990
Business Office: (320) 258-1806
Accounts Payable and Payroll: (320) 258-1818
Building/Program Contact Information:
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School (320) 253-4700
Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School (320) 654-9073
Pleasantview Elementary (320) 253-0506
Mississippi Heights Elementary (320) 252-0122
Rice Elementary (320) 393-2177
Sauk Rapids-Rice Early Childhood and Family Education (320) 255-8910
Sauk Rapids-Rice Adult Basic Education (320) 258-1111
Message from Thursday, May 7, 2020, shared on behalf of Benton County HERE.
PAST DISTRICT COMMUNICATION:
- Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (651) 201-3920
Assistance available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Benton and Stearns County COVID-19 Hotline: (320) 656-6625 or 1-877-782-5683
Assistance available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
- CentraCare Health’s COVID-19 FAQs for Kids & Teens HERE
Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools Summer Food Program
We are happy to announce the continuation of the Summer Food Service Program through August 20, 2020. Community meals will be available at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School and Pleasantview Elementary School from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two meals are available for pick-up on Tuesdays and three meals are available for pick-up on Thursdays.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, 901 1st Street South, Sauk Rapids. Map and directions here. Meals will be available via drive-through outside of Door 4.
This is a FREE service, open to ALL CHILDREN ages 18 and younger, regardless of income.
Thank you for your information and help with district summer food program planning. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the district office by calling (320) 253-4703.
Childcare for Emergency Workers in Tier 1 and Essential Workers in Tier 2 Executive Order
In cooperation with ISD 47, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota is providing childcare to accommodate school-aged children of emergency and medical workers. The service is being provided at Mississippi Heights Elementary School and Rice Elementary in accordance with the directive from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
The service is available from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mississippi Heights Elementary and 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Rice. Both are free of charge to families of emergency workers in Tier 1 and essential workers in Tier 2 Executive Order. See a full list of Tier 1 and Tier 2 workers HERE.
This service is reserved for school-aged children up to 12 years of age (no infants and toddlers).
Emergency services child care is not KidStop or Kids Club and is not open to those who are not families of emergency care workers in Tier 1 and essential workers in Tier 2 Executive Order.
If you intend to use this service at the Boys and Girls Club, please register below.
If you intend to use this service at Rice Elementary, please register below.