Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Decision Tree

Reopening Plan 2020-21

March 18,2020

Dear OLP Parents,

Please see below message from the Belle Plaine School District concerning lunches during the closure time.  This does apply to OLP students also.

Meals for Students
Starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 , we will be offering grab and go meals for all school age students E-12 and SOAR.  The pick up location is the high school cafeteria.  You can pick up the meals from 10:00 am -1:00 pm.  Students are not to eat their lunches at school.

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, we will be offering meals via grab and go at the high school cafeteria from 10:00 am-1:00 pm every weekday and to the bus stops 4 hours later than the normal bus stop time every weekday.  For example, if the bus normally picks up your child at 7:20 am the meal will be delivered at approximately 11:20 am.   Due to this being a new procedure, please allow a few minutes for the bus to arrive.

If you are interested in your child receiving a lunch and breakfast meal, please fill out this SURVEY for each child.

Only parents, guardians, and children can pick up the meals.  There will be only 1 meal package given to each child.  If you are using the grab and go option at the high school, please remind your child the expectation is to pick up the meal package and leave the school immediately.  Please remind your child to use extreme caution at the bus stops to ensure their safety.

If you qualify for free/reduced this opportunity will continue.  If you pay for your meals the cost of the meal will be deducted from your account.

Thanks and as always please let me know if you have any questions!
Wendi Alessio


March 16, 2020

At this time, Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic School will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. We would like families to stop by Roedel Hall on Tuesday, March 17th between 12:00 and 3:00 pm to pick up any personal belongings that students may need before March 30th, as well as instructional supplies needed for distance learning.  If you are unable to make these times work, please contact the office after that window of time has elapsed in order to work out a time to pick up your child’s belongings. Although it will take a while to get a system worked out, we do hope to have distance learning taking place at home by the end of the week.  Please know that our school’s decision to close immediately was based on the fact that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority.  We will be giving thoughtful planning to our distance learning plan and offering careful considerations for all students. The situation continues to change rapidly, so please bear with us as we continue to learn and implement the recommendations from Governor Walz and the MN Dept. of Health.

Here is a link to the Governor’s Executive Order.

Many blessings to you and I pray that we will navigate these waters swiftly and smoothly.

Wendi Alessio