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New ISD166 School Board Member Stephanie Radloff took the oath of office via Zoom on Jan. 7. Screenshot courtesy of ISD166
School District 166 met Jan. 7 for its organizational and regular monthly meeting. A lot was covered in those meetings, including plans for bringing students back into the school building for classes. The plans for the return to the hybrid model for kindergarten through fifth-grade were...

School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
At the January 8 meeting of the School District 166 board, the school reviewed and adopted the IPP--the school's Indian Policies and Procedures for 2021. 
Great Expectations School in Grand Marais on a wintry day
The end of the year and the return to school after winter break looks very different for our local schools. Great Expectations School resumed on January 4, 2020, with distance learning but is also preparing for a return to school in person on January 19. 

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School District 166 - a winter view
School districts rely on funding from the free and reduced-price lunch program for more than food for students. Data acquired from applications for the program helps schools learn what other services are needed to help students affected by poverty.  

Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr sharing daily announcements - 11-20-20. Screenshot courtesy of School District 166
Fall sports at School District 166 finished up just before Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that all school sports needed to come to a halt. Athletics and some other activities are now postponed to December 18--and that date is contingent on the COVID-19 pandemic outlook at that...

School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
As WTIP reported earlier this week, School District 166 has made the decision to “pivot” from the hybrid learning model for kindergarten through 3rd grade to distance learning, effective November 30.

The decision was made due to the rising COVID-19 positivity rate in Cook...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
School District 166 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, November 18, addressing a variety of issues. But as it has been since March, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic was the primary topic of discussion.

Principal and acting superintendent Megan Myers noted that just...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information

Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White

District 2 - Carrie Jansen

District 3 - Rena Rogers

District 4 - Sissy Lunde

District 5 – Dan Shirley

Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322

Director: Peter James
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
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