High Five Classroom News!


Things are changing in High Five and at Loring! Governor Walz has ordered Minnesota schools to close indefinitely to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

This means students will NOT return to class after Spring Break. Instead, we will begin distance learning on Monday, April 6. 

Please check this website (look under "Classroom News") and our class dojo for more information. 

Similarly, please reach out to me via phone (call or text) or email. I am here to be a resource for you!

Please remember that the most important thing at this time is for your child to feel loved and safe. I support you and want you to know that what you are doing is enough.

I miss all of you and want nothing more than to be back in the classroom with a bunch of wonderful High Fivers! 


Thank you,

Ms. Elizabeth

Elizabeth deJong (Saemann)


(507) 312 – 9540      *      elizabeth.saemann@mpls.k12.mn.us




Mental health support line: 612-767-4158

A mental health support line is available from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday with support for multiple languages. Call 612-767-4158. The service will link students, families and staff to a therapist and other resources.


Food distribution

MPS will provide meals to any child at more than 20 locations around the city while schools are closed due to COVD-19. Children must be 18 years of age or younger and must be preesent to get food.

The sites listed below will distribute food daily Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm while schools are closed.

Bethune - 919 Emerson Ave. N.

Cityview - 3350 4th St. N.

Hall - 1601 Aldrich Ave. N.

Hmong International Academy - 1501 30th Ave. N.

Jenny Lind - 5025 Bryant Ave. N.

Olson - 1607 51st Ave. N.

Patrick Henry - 4320 Newton Ave. N.


Families can now pick up food for their children at these additional sites Monday through Friday. Look for the RED FOOD TRUCK!

Mary's Place
401 North 7th St
10:00-10:45 am

Willard Park
1626 Queen Ave. N.
12:30 - 1:15 pm