Reopening Schools for the 2020-21 School Year

Transitioning to blended learning

Roseville Area Schools began the school year with distance learning for all grades. On September 22, the school board approved a plan for a staged transition from distance learning to blended learning. The proposed first stage transitions students who opt-in to the blended learning scenario in kindergarten and first grade on October 12. The proposed second stage includes ECSE, pre-K, second and third grade transitioning on October 26, and grades 4-6 on November 9. The final stage would transition students in the secondary grades beginning the first day of the second trimester, December 7.

Families who do not want their students to transition to blended learning have the option to register for the Roseville Area Schools Distance Learning Academy, our 100% distance learning option. Again, all Roseville Area Schools families will be able to choose a full-time distance learning option for the entire 2020-2021 school year, if that is what is best for your family.

The proposed staged transition plan assumes and is contingent upon favorable health and safety conditions, such as a decrease or sustained low-levels of positive COVID-19 cases in Ramsey County, and an absence of other unforeseen negative circumstances. Should conditions improve significantly and a return to fully in-person learning becomes possible, these stages could be combined or accelerated.

Families with students in ECSE and elementary grades registered for either blended learning or the Distance Learning Academy the week of September 14 - 18:

We know that students and families have many questions about what to expect this fall with school, while our nation is amidst a global pandemic. Three important documents to refer to:

Please also refer to the FAQ linked to the left. If you have additional questions, please send them to

Download our Plan for Fall 2020 and Reopening Schools.

Messages to families

It's hard to keep track of all the emails. Here is a running log of messages related to reopening schools this fall.