School resumes Wed.: Please Be Safe with Snowbanks, Street Crossing
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:15 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools will be open on Wednesday, December 15. Classes and activities will resume as scheduled for all students and staff.

Our major concern since this weekend’s snowstorm was the safety of our students and staff. We would like to recognize MPS staff who worked nonstop over the weekend and during the week to ensure that school property, sidewalks and parking lots were cleared in a timely manner. We would also like to thank administrators, principals, assistant principals, building engineers and other staff who worked Monday and Tuesday to ensure that students who arrived at school during the closure were safe and supervised.

When students return to school, it is vital that staff keep students off the large piles of snow so they do not slide under a car or into a car or object. Please provide additional supervision around snow piles near the street and parking lot so students are safe during drop-off and pick-up times. Please report any safety concerns not addressed in this email to your Associate Superintendent.