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Welcome Back, Redhawks

Last updated: Feb 24
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President Donna Harris

This portal is intended to give a general framework for our return to school. Check this website frequently for updated information.  More specific information and guidelines will be released as soon as they are available. 

Letters from the President



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We will be together.

Minnehaha’s on-campus, in-person small group instructional model mirrors the traditional hybrid. A traditional hybrid reduces the amount of students in a building so that the number of students are much lower than the building’s capacity. Minnehaha’s enrollment numbers are already lower than capacity, unlike many public schools, so on our campus, the in-person small group instructional model has the characteristics of a traditional hybrid.


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We are equipped.

This is not the first challenging situation our school has faced together. If our plans need to be modified, you can be sure that your child will receive an exceptional education in a caring community in any instructional mode. Minnehaha Academy hasn’t just endured the challenges we’ve faced, we grow from them and improve; we don’t just have skin in the game, we have soul in the game.


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We are following MN Department of Health guidelines.

This plan has been developed with guidance from the CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, and other health experts.


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We offer two options.

A safe in-person learning experience.  A distance learning option for families with health concerns.

Safety Best Practices

It is critical for all members of the Minnehaha Community to be vigilant to screen every morning before school and during the school day for symptoms of COVID-19 in order to keep our community healthy.  If this isn’t done, no matter how careful we are in school, our plans for a healthy learning environment won’t succeed. Please follow the decision tree when determining whether or not to come to school.

We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for learning and will be following ten guidelines for safety.

Learn More about the Guidelines

In-Person Learning

We are offering our students in-person learning in small cohorts. Because of our ability to maximize our facility and faculty, we can accomplish small class sizes with an in-person model; class sizes that are more traditionally achieved in a hybrid model. Learn more about this opportunity and each school's in-depth plan below.

Distance Learning

Minnehaha Academy will offer a distance learning option for students in grades K–12 for the 2020–2021 school year. Students choosing distance learning will be able to participate in co- and extra-curricular activities.

Note: We recognize that students who are enrolled in Minnehaha’s on-campus instruction may need to engage in distance learning on a temporary basis (e.g.; a family member tests positive for covid and the child must stay home to quarantine). In these cases, students will be able to access their cohort’s instruction and programming from home.

More on Distance Learning

Special Activities

Get a brief summary about what advisory, athletics, chapel, and more will look like next semester!

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Lower School is IN-PERSON ✅

Middle School is IN-PERSON ✅

Upper School is IN-PERSON ✅

When to Stay Home

Students and faculty must not come to school if they display any symptoms or come into close contact with COVID-19. Please use our decision tree when determining whether or not to come to school.*

*MA follows guidelines from the MN Health Department for reporting contagious illnesses, please let the school know if your child has a contagious illness or if your family has had close-contact exposure to COVID-19.

[T]he partnership between home and school ... elevates our trusted relationship to a higher level.

Rev. Dr. Donna Harris, PresidentLetters from the President