In response to guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health, and local health officials and based on changes in our community’s health data, we are updating our learning model plans. Our updated plans prioritize our youngest learners, as required by the Governor, along with the health and safety of our learning community. This systematic, phased approach minimizes transitions and provides the best opportunity for a sustainable, quality, educational experience for our students.
Please note the accelerated timeline for in-person learning for PK-5 on February 3 and the tentative return to hybrid learning for secondary on February 1. This is a change to the plans presented on December 16.
PK, Elementary & Alternative Sites Calendar 1/15: NO SCHOOL for PK-5 and alternative sites (transition day for staff) 1/19: RETURN to hybrid learning for PK, grades K-5, and alternative sites 1/29-2/2: NO SCHOOL for PK, grades K-5 and alternative sites (transition days for staff) 2/3: BEGIN in-person learning, Monday-Friday for grades K-5, and alternative sites
Secondary Calendar 1/29: Tentative NO SCHOOL for grades 6-12 (transition day for staff) 2/1: Tentative RETURN to hybrid learning for grades 6-12
As always, we will continue to monitor and adjust based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health, and local health officials. We will provide timely information to our school community including an update on January 20 regarding return to school plans. All plans are contingent on the district’s operational capacity and community health. We remain eager to get our students back in school and believe our systematic, phased approach provides the best way to achieve this goal.
Counseling and administration would like to give you an update on the registration process for 2021-22 school year. With Distance Learning 2.0, the registration process will begin online and worked on during Advisory times throughout the month of January. Students will have access to all materials they need through the “TECH HIGH SCHOOL ALL STUDENTS” Schoology course. Within this course each grade will have a separate folder (ie: soon to be seniors are in Registration for Class 2022). Registration is a 5 step process. Each step needs to be completed in its entirety before they can move onto the next step.
Step 1 - Complete the Credit Check List and View Graduation Requirement Presentation (Monday, January 11 in Advisory) Step 2 - View the Class Registration Video (Wednesday, January 13 in Advisory) Step 3 - View Course Catalog to learn about course options (Students work at their own pace) Step 4 - Complete Registration Form (Students work at their own pace) Step 5 - Watch Tutorial and Register for classes in Skyward (Students work at their own pace)
January 11th - Registration preview for all. Advisory teachers will show the Credit Check and Graduation Video. This explains graduation credits and academic history. Upon viewing the video, advisory teachers will then guide students to the “TECH HIGH SCHOOL ALL STUDENTS” Schoology course and have students click on the folder that corresponds with their graduation year. Students will then complete the 2 tasks in Step 1. All documents are fillable or can be highlighted or circled. If a student does not have it on their page, please have them join the course F4N4-DP8G-DS578. DO NOT, have them login to the graduation group page.
January 13th - Within advisory, students will login to “TECH HIGH SCHOOL ALL STUDENTS” Schoology course and again choose their graduation folder (2022, 2023, 2024). From there, they will start the registration process and follow the 5 steps of registration. If they have completed Step 1 from the previous day, they can move on to Step 2 and move forward. If they were absent on the 11th, have them start on Step 1. The video is provided in their Schoology folder and will be available next week.
February 12th - Registration Closes
The entire month of January, Advisories will be dedicated to students working on their registration. Counselors will be available for questions during advisory time and all lunches - 10:45-1:45 beginning January 14. Students may access their counselor on the following Google meet codes:
(Current 8th grade Class of 2025)
(Current 9th: Class of 2024, Current 10th: Class of 2023 and Current 11th: Class of 2022) Erin Bloch
Last Names: A-Ga
We PRIDE ourselves on earning our stripes and doing what is best for our students! It is our RESPONSIBILITY to inspire, engage and empower our students and community. Our staffs' passion and RESPECT for students is phenomenal!
Students celebrated awesome staff at Tech!
Earning stripes this week: Bret Hansen • Caitlin Loeffler • Brenda Siers • Courtney Guck • Jody Voigt
Tech Tiger Athletes/Activities
Middle school and high school Activities have resumed as of January 4, 2021 following the Governor’s announcement and Minnesota State High School League’s recommendation. We will follow social distancing and health and safety protocols.
The Academics, Arts and Athletics Award, commonly known as the Triple 'A' Award, honors high school seniors throughout the state who have a 3.0 or higher-grade point average and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. This award is sponsored by M Health Fairview and the Institute for Athletic Medicine.
Ashley Tarrolly and Spencer Gustin were named the Academics, Arts and Athletics nominees from Tech High School. This is an outstanding honor given only to the best in all of the schools of Region 8AA, as well as the rest of the schools in the state of Minnesota.
Ashley and Spencer were selected among all of their peers at Tech High School, and we are excited to have them as our school representatives.