School Closure Care


For the duration of the Distance Learning Period (April 3-April 30), St. Charles will continue providing limited care to children currently attending Preschool through 6th Grade for children of emergency workers critical to the State's response to COVID-19 who do NOT have alternative care previously arranged or cannot keep their child home with them .  Care will be offered regularly scheduled school days per the District’s 2019-202 Calendar. If possible parents should continue to use their regular childcare provider as emergency care of this kind is limited.

Care will be provided only during 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for Critical Essential staff as listed below:

  • Tier 1-Critical
  • Tier 2-Essential (Coordinator will determine which tier you fit into)
  • Health Care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics.
  • Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • Other health systems and organizations such as:
  • Health Care Workers
  • Personal Care Assistants
  • Ambulance/Emergency
  • Direct Care and Treatment
  • Other professions that have been tiered as essential per the Governor's updated list.

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has recently clarified that School Districts providing emergency care during the state mandated school closure and Distance Learning Period will provide childcare at no cost for children of Tier 1 and Tier 2 workers during regular school hours, but may charge for the care provided during extended hours.

Effective April 15, 2020, St. Charles Public Schools will charge families regular Saints Haven Child Care rates for care provided from 6:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and for care provided from 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Click here for information on rates.


Contact: Julie Siebenaler