Welcome to the Northrop School Website

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

Student Technology Support
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:20 AM

Teachers are ready to deliver online lessons beginning April 6. These will take place on SeeSaw CLASS for grades K-3 and on Google Classroom for grades 4-5. Here are directions for accessing those resources: 

Getting Started with Google Classroom (for Students)

Approved You Tube Video for STUDENTS to get started with Google Classroom

Getting Started with Seesaw (for Students)


To access distance learning for all SPECIALIST teachers CLICK HERE.



School Closure
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:35 PM

MPS has extended the end of the third quarter from March 26 to April 16, adding eight days of instruction before grades are recorded on April 17 (which is a non-student day). This will give teachers additional time to provide instruction that has been disrupted due to school closures. The fourth quarter will begin on Mon., April 20. More information will be provided on how students can prepare for Distance Learning per Governor Walz’s announcement today that schools will be closed until at least May 4.

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

MPS will provide meals to any child at more than 20 locations around the city while schools are closed due to COVD-19; see where these sites are and related information.

Online Enrichment Learning Resources

MPS has activities for families to help keep their children learning during school closures. Please note that students are NOT expected to complete Distance Learning lessons at this time (March 17-April 5) which would count toward their grades, but families are encouraged to have their students keep their minds active during school closures through online learning resources.

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

MPS has a variety of distance learning opportunities for students. In addition to the online resources linked here, MPS will be sharing non-tech related distance learning resources this week. In the meantime, Enrichment Packets can be picked up at food distribution sites.


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. 


Comprehensive District Design
Monday, January 13, 2020 8:30 AM

What is it?

The Comprehensive District Design examines and makes recommendations on how MPS educates students, how the school system works to meet the needs of underserved populations and how we ensure resources are available to meet our goals.

When will it happen?

  • April 2020 — Board will vote on major parts of the design
  • 2021 and 2022 school years — Changes in recommended school pathways or boundaries unless urgently required before this time

How can I be involved?

  • Attend community meetings planned for January and February 2020
  • Attend, livestream or watch recordings of Board meetings
  • Send feedback via the survey
  • Talk to your school principal
  • Request a CDD info session for your school or organization  

Parents are encouraged to engage in this process and to learn how proposed changes will affect all of our students and families.  Please fill out the District Survey ( 

Listening and Information Sessions:

2020-21 Potential Northrop Students
Friday, November 15, 2019 12:45 PM

All families with potential kindergartners or students new to Northrop for the 2020-21 school year must complete an online request form through the MPS Student Placement site. Online request forms are due by Feb 7, 2020. Placement letters will be mailed to families on March 30, 2020. Information about touring Northrop this fall and winter can be found here.

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

Link to MPS Student Safety Webpage