Albany Area Schools will be closed from March 16th through March 27th.  Please see updates below on specific planning and response from our district.  

Our district is doing everything possible to respond to this unprecedented situation. We appreciate your continued understanding and support. We are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves.  The district is currently receiving updates from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education.  Additionally, we are following the updates being provided by the Centers for Disease Control as well as the World Health Organization.

We can all do our part to practice the recommended social distancing guidelines being provided by the MDH and CDC. Please be mindful of these recommendations.

Food Program

Please direct any questions to Jan Notch, Food Service Director (320-845-5065), or email

These meals may be picked up as a drive-thru line from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at both the Avon Elementary School at the main entrance or Albany Secondary School at Door #1.  These meals are available to all students regardless of financial circumstances. Please remain in your car as staff will come to your car with the meals.  

Free Breakfast and Lunch Information and Signup: Click here or click the document below to access the live links.

First page of the PDF file: FreeLunch

Healthcare and Emergency Personnel Child Care

Albany Area Schools will provide necessary care for the school-aged children of those who hold critical community roles (health care and emergency personnel) beginning March 18th.  However, we want to reiterate that in order to continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the child care being provided by our district should only be utilized when absolutely necessary.  If your family has an alternate care plan (i.e. older siblings, neighbors, family members, etc.), we ask that you strongly consider utilizing that plan instead of our district's child care.  As you are aware, social distancing is one of the main mitigation strategies being emphasized to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and doing so when we have large groups of students is a challenging task.  Please contact Alisa Schmidt at (320)845-5060 if you require child care.