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Distance Learning begins!
Monday, April 6, 2020 8:30 AM

Welcome back to school!
Your teachers will be ONLINE waiting for you to check in.

Student Email Google Drive is the sign-in page for students to use Minneapolis Public School district email.

Distance Learning Timeline

April 6 - Distance learning begins

April 16 - Quarter 3 Ends

April 17 - Record Keeping Day

April 20 - Quarter 4 begins (online)


School Back in Session on April 6
Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:40 PM

March 27, 2020

Greetings Olson Students, Parents/Guardians/Caretakers,

We hope you are doing well in this challenging time. Our staff at Olson misses all of you deeply and we look forward to the day schools re-open so we can connect in person. Until then, per Governor Walz’s executive order, we will engage in distance learning beginning April 6. Our staff has worked hard the last 8 days to create and design Google classrooms that will engage students in meaningful learning.

We know distance learning will present some challenges. Our school district leaders continue to work on plans to make sure all students have access to the learning. Please visit the district website frequently during the spring break week for updates. Also, please see the “Important Letter to Families” that Mr. Gilmer wrote for additional guidance around students’ routines and scheduling during distance learning. Moving forward, each student’s advisory teacher is his/her “go to” person for information and guidance. 

Three important things to know and do:

·  School resumes for all students on April 6, 2020

·  Students should log into google Classroom on or before April 6 and check in with their advisors

·  Parents or students should email, text or call Mr. Gilmer or Dr. Emerson if you have not completed the technology access survey

Governor Walz has designated May 4 as the date that we will return to school in person. We are hopeful that is what happens. However, we also know that could change. Please check the district and the school website daily for the most updated information. Do not hesitate to email, text or call Mr. Gilmer or me if you have questions. Enjoy your spring break and be ready to engage in distance learning on April 6.


Dr. Steve Emerson, Principal                            Mr. Domonique Gilmer, Assistant Principal          

612-236-5884                                                    612-517-9572

Student Access to Technology
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:40 PM

Greetings Olson Families. In an effort to ensure that your child(ren) have access to the necessary technology, please complete the following survey or call 612-668-2300.

According to recent communication from the district, "Information Technology Services is retrieving student devices from buildings and Transportation will assist in distributing these to students who have indicated they need a device. More information will be provided on this initiative."


School Closed Beginning March 17th
Monday, March 16, 2020 3:35 PM

MPS schools will CLOSE Tuesday, March 17.  Classes are expected to resume April 6.  Click here to read a Letter from Superintendent Graff.

Meal Sites Map
Free Meals for Students
Monday, March 16, 2020 3:30 PM

Families:  Please know that free meals are available at Olson for your students.  One important note:  the children must come with you to receive the meals.  No identification is required to receive the mealsMeals are available to any Minneapolis child, including those who attend charter schools and alternative schools.  Please do not hesitate to come to Olson between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up your meals.  Look for the school bus in the parking lot.  Remember that the children must be present to pick up a meal  | Read more 

Free Wireless in Minneapolis
Monday, March 16, 2020 3:00 PM

Free Wireless in Minneapolis

Free temporary services in response to Covid-19
USI opens their WiFi network in Minneapolis for those that may need temporary internet access.

Look for the “City of Minneapolis Public WiFi” or “USI Wireless” networks on your mobile device and you will be connected. The process is similar to using Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or the airport, no password or credit card is required to sign in. Contact USI Internet for more information or to get help over the phone. 

Should you have questions about the service, or require technical assistance, please contact USI Wireless at 952-253-3262 or visit the USI Wireless website .


Important Letter to Families
Monday, March 16, 2020 2:40 PM