We are living through crazy unprecedented times. Kids are spending the month of April learning from their homes, and schools want to show that they are still there for the children.

Minnesota schools are going to turn on stadium lights during select evening hours (Monday - Friday 8-10 PM) as a way to honor their students, staff and community members in this time of distance learning while school buildings are closed due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Here are a list of schools that have so far committed to doing this via Twitter:

Albany
Benson
Bethlehem Academy
Blooming Prairie
BOLD
Breckenridge
Browerville
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
Cambridge-Isanti
Cedar Mountain
Centennial
Crosby-Ironton
Dawson-Boyd
Deer River
Fillmore Central
Foley
Hayfield
Holy Family Catholic
Hopkins
Jackson County Central
Kasson-Mantorville
LeRoy-Ostrander
Little Falls
Mankato East
Maple River
Medford
Minneota
Minnewaska Area
Montevideo
Moorhead
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta
Mountain Iron-Buhl
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva
Osseo
Owatonna
Pine Island
Red Rock Central
St. Anthony Village
St. Charles
Sauk Centre
Stewartville
Swanville
Thief River Falls
Triton
United South Central
Wadena-Deer Creek
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown
Waseca
Willmar

Little Falls is taking it one step further and welcoming the public to use their walking track:

The lights are a symbol of hope and an assurance that you are in our hearts and on our minds. We would like to extend the window for our community to get some exercise. Please remember social distancing when using the track. In order to protect our track, no pets are allowed. No scooters, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed either. The track will not be open on April 10 or April 13. Thank you!

Thank you to all school staff working so hard to make distance learning happen for kids across Minnesota. Your work is appreciated.