7 Things 4 You 2 Know

September 2020



To kick off the 2020-21 school year, we are launching our 742 Be the Difference campaign, celebrating that no matter the unusual circumstances, we can and will Be the Difference for our students and each other. 



At Home Screening & Decision Trees

To guide families through this unique time, District 742 has many developed resources to help guide you through the home screening and decision-making to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. This includes:

These resources and much more COVID-related information can be found from the District 742 homepage as well as or your school's homepage. 

Food Service Program Extended

Great news! We were recently informed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing schools with an opportunity to continue the Summer Food Service Program. This means that beginning Sept. 14, District 742 will be able to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students (including Distance Learning Academy).  

For hybrid students, meals will be served at school on a student’s in-person days. Students will receive meals for at-home days at the end of their in-person day: 

  • K-2 students—Thursday afternoon 
  • A students—Monday and Wednesday afternoons (two days’ meals on Wednesdays) 
  • B students—Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (two days’ meals on Thursday) 
Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, Distance Learning Academy students can pick up Grab and Go meals between 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at their neighborhood elementary school (this includes secondary students). Students' at-home meals will be sent home with them on Thursday afternoons.  Students will need to "opt-in" for meals prior to picking up daily meals using this link: 

This USDA allowance is for a limited time and based on the availability of funding. Families will be notified when the program will be discontinued and return to the fee-based meal program.   

It is still important that all families complete the free and reduced lunch application if there is a financial need for assistance in meal payment when we return to the fee-based meal program. 

Mask & Bus Safety

Has your family viewed the videos about mask protocols and school bus safety? Check them out below!

Proper Mask Protocol
School Bus Safety
5. School Calendar


Sept. 25: 2 Hour Early Release

Oct. 15 & 16: Professional Conference, 

Tech NHS Wants to Be the Difference

Tech High School is known for its tradition of excellence whether it’s through academics, activities or athletics. In addition is student commitment to the community. For example, Tech’s National Honor Society (NHS) created a think tank over the summer months to generate new ideas for engaging Tech and the St. Cloud greater community.

NHS President Ashley Tarrolly and Vice President Spencer Gustin have taken a new approach in their leadership of the group. They’ve created a coalition with Tech’s Student Council and other group leaders. They call it the Leadership Council under the advisement of language arts teacher Beth Fenstad. Continue reading.


Remote Board Meetings & Live-Streaming

District 742 is currently holding Board of Education Meetings remotely due to federal and state recommendations against large gatherings. The Board of Education meetings will be live-streamed at:
  • Username:
  • Password: board742

Public input is encouraged and welcome at:

Upcoming meetings:

  • September 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
  • October 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Video recordings of past remote meetings are available below.

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