Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan

2021-2022 School Year

The health and wellness of our students and staff is central to our scenario planning process. Also important is the overall development and social-emotional well being of children, our continuing commitment to educational equity, and our Classical education model. By working together, we can ensure a safe and successful school year.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated: Every Friday – NOTE: Due to substantial declines in trend data, effective Friday, March 18th, the school will suspend its weekly COVID-19 reporting

The following case information provides an ongoing summary of the viral activity in our school community. Positive cases or quarantines do not mean the infection location occurred in the school setting. Students or staff experiencing symptoms who are kept or sent home pending test results or alternative diagnosis are not reflected here.


Reports Below Reflect Totals from the 2021-22 School Year

Student Report – 1115 Total

Active Positive Cases: 11
Positive Cases to Date: 310
Active Quarantines: 3
Quarantines to Date: 474

Staff Report – 150 Total

Active Positive Cases: 0
Positive Cases to Date: 45
Active Quarantines: 0
Quarantines to Date: 2

SHPA Learning Model

Our learning model will be data-driven and co-determined with public health experts. The health of our students and staff will be our foremost priority, followed by the value of in-person learning. Our model will prioritize safety, strive for success, center educational equity, and continue to pursue the promise of our Classical mission.

Summary of Public Comments to the Safe Learning Plan

Summer 2021

School Board Safe Return Resolution

2021-2022 School Year

Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan


Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan Summary


Guidance Executive Summary


Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan Summary - Spanish



Our plan will adhere to federal and state requirements and recommendations and follow best practices. It will be flexible and responsive and implemented in consultation with health and education experts. In addition, sufficient staffing levels and sustainable organizational resources will be critical factors in our planning and decision-making process. NOTE: On March 3rd, the school board rescinded Policy 429 requiring face coverings, and now only recommends face coverings in each of its school buildings. 

SHPA Quarantine Policies

SHPA Face Covering Policy

Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms

Best Practices


Face Covering/Face Shield Exemption Form

Minnesota Department of Education

COVID-19 Updates

Minnesota Department of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Minnesota COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Resources

We will continually monitor information and holistically assess our situation. We will communicate with school stakeholders and partners regarding any updates or developments in resources and supports. We know this situation is challenging and stressful, but by cooperating together and caring for one another, we believe we will persevere as a community.

Back to School Family Guide

2021-2022 School Year

MDH Decision Tree

Lower Your Risk of COVID-19

COVID-19 Weekly Report

2021-22 School Year

COVID-19 Testing Program Information and Consent Form

Children’s Mental Health Resources

Programs and Services

City of Richfield

COVID-19 Information

City of Bloomington

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Emergency Food Support

MN Department of Human Services