winter safety

Winter Safety

As winter has once again reminded us that we are Minnesotans, I would like to assure parents that student safety is our first priority. Our district has a weather related school closing policy in place and all parents and guardians will be notified with our parent notification system as soon as a determination has been made to close or delay school. Please make sure that we have your correct contact information.

As many of our students travel on the bus, it is very important that they are properly dressed for the bus ride. When weather permits, we will continue outdoor recess activities, so please make sure to outfit your child with warm coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots so that we may all enjoy our beautiful Minnesota winters.

With Thanksgiving already here and with the cooperation of Mother Nature, we only have a month of school until we break for Christmas. While students are diligently working on achieving their academic goals, they are also preparing for the various holiday programs. During this pandemic, traditional holiday programs will look different. The district is following the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education to keep students and staff safe. We are unable to host our annual Holiday Sale for our K-2 students this year. We will still do some of our traditional holiday events which allow for social distancing. I want to “Thank” you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. We encourage parental participation in all of your child’s activities, so please be sure to connect with your child’s teacher or me with any questions or concerns. The latest updates and information on school activities can also be found on our webpage at or our school app.  Enjoy our Minnesota winter.



Todd Burlingame

MCC Elementary Principal