Welcome to the Northrop School Website

Northrop School  is a K-5 school located in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of Minneapolis. 

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Kindergarten Registration

Hello Incoming Kindergarten Families,

Due to Governor Walz's decision keep schools closed for the remainder of the year, we have had to cancel our in-person registration night that was to be held on May 20th at Northrop School. We have been working hard to make sure that your questions still get answered and to make this transition into Kindergarten as smooth as possible. We have decided to host a pre-recorded meeting with our principal, kindergarten teachers, office staff, Minneapolis Kids, Community Education, and members of our PTA.  The video will be sent via email to you for viewing on May 20th. In that email, you will also find some FAQ's to help answer any questions you may have. If you have any further questions please reach out to our school secretary, Sasha Bloomquist at 

 We are looking forward to the day that we can meet and welcome you and your student as a Wood Duck to our school! 

Materials for Distance Learning Pick Up

You can pick up materials for your student/s on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:10-3:40pm at Northrop's main door.

Fall 2020 Specialist Newsletter
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:15 PM

Click here to read about how students can connect with specialist teachers during distance learning.

Specialist Teachers say, "Welcome Back"
Monday, August 24, 2020 9:50 PM

Click here to see your Northrop specialist staff say "Hi" and "Welcome Back!"

2020-21 Classroom Placement Notification
Monday, June 8, 2020 3:20 PM

This is a reminder that we will notify families about classroom assignments through email some time in mid-August.

Yearbook Update
Monday, June 8, 2020 3:10 PM


Hello Northrop families!

As this school year comes to an end, we know how much all of our collective Northrop kids have dealt with and how much they have missed their school. We are grateful Northrop is a place to miss and grateful for the emotional support teachers have provided from afar.

We know that more than ever, yearbooks are important as kids can remember the good of the school year, the fun, the smiles, and memories made. We are sad for our 5th graders saying goodbye to their beloved school without Grand Marais or graduation. 

This year we had decided already to make a yearbook for ALL students, without having to order or pay. We are glad in the sense that now it's even more important that kids cling on the photos of friends and teachers. However, with everything that has happened, we apologize they will not be ready by end of school year. BUT - they will come!

We are hoping the yearbooks will be ready this summer. Our plan is that we would communicate when they are done some days that we will safely hand them out, outside of Northrop. We will have various times that you could come down and pick them up (we will be masked at gloved!). We will email that out or post on Facebook. If you are a 5th grade family or a family that will NOT be returning in the fall,and you are out of town during those times or all summer, we will DROP one off to you. Other students can plan to get them in the fall. We want our 5th graders to have their yearbooks before they walk into middle school doors!

Again, these will be free, no order necessary. If you are not on PTA email, you can email or sign up on this page:

We so appreciate your patience and hope you all are well. We are grateful for the solid foundation of Northrop connections and know that the yearbook serves as a book of hope for our kiddos.   Keep your eye out for Facebook communication and emails once we have them printed and in hand!


COVID-19 Community Resource
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:45 PM

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. Other mental health supports can be found on this MPS webpage.

Meal Distribution

Food for Children During Closure - Starting Monday, March 30 MPS will operate nearly 50 food distribution sites offering WEEKLY food pick up. Each day, up to 10 different sites across the city will offer food pick-up from 10 am - 2 pm, Monday-Friday. Each food box contains 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for a total of 10 meals. Families are welcome to take ONE (1) box per child, per week. Food is FREE and available to any child 18 years or younger. Look for the yellow school bus at all MPS food pickup sites! Make sure your household has adequate refrigeration to store food. Supplemental groceries are available for families in partnership with The Sheridan Story. For more information please click here

Free temporary WiFi services in response to Covid-19

The City of Minneapolis is providing free WiFi in Minneapolis for those who may need temporary internet access during the COVID situation. Visit this webpage for more information.

Day Care Services for Emergency/Health Professionals

If you qualify as an essential emergency or health care professional per Governor Walz’s executive order, MPS is providing free child care to those who have a child enrolled in an MPS school. Services are for children ages 4 to 12 and provided Mondays-Fridays from 7:30 am-4:30 pm at designated locations. Individuals need to provide proof of their employment in the form of a letter from your employer or other worker identification. To sign up, contact: Email: or call 612.806.1602.

Volunteering Opportunities and Other Ways to Help

We have information available for the many people from the public who have reached out to MPS to see how they might volunteer to help during this time.

Important School Announcements
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:00 AM

Distance Learning

Teachers will be available online or via email to assist students during the week from 9:00 am-11:00 am and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.  If your child(ren)’s assigned school work becomes overwhelming for your family, please contact your child(ren)’s teacher or me immediately. Please know our intent is not to burden any family, and staff would be happy to adjust as needed. If there is anything we can do to help please reach out to us. 

Student Attendance - Per the Minnesota Department of Education and Minneapolis Public School Policy 5100, students are expected to participate in distance learning as if they were attending school and schools are expected to record student attendance daily. During distance learning, please call 612-668-1200 if your child will be absent for any reason.


Clever is an online learning platform that gives students and teachers access to any online learning resource that Minneapolis Public Schools supports. Students have a Clever Badge that allows them to log in to the portal. Within Clever students can access many of the online apps that teachers use in their classrooms. These apps include Dreambox, Benchmark Advance, Google Classroom, Woot Math, NewsELA and many more. Should your child need assistance logging into Clever, do not hesitate to reach out to his or her classroom teacher.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 

Please visit  this website to learn about how all Minneapolis Public Schools are addressing this illness. As a school, we are required to comply with the guidelines set forth by district health services, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Education. Minneapolis Public Schools are closed Tuesday, March 17 through until at least Monday, May 4. 


Back To School Safety Tips
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:15 PM

Link to MPS Student Safety Webpage