2020-2021 School Year Course Requests
Friday, May 15, 2020 12:55 AM

Dear NEMS families,

At this point we do not know what next year will look like in terms of school, but we want to be prepared to offer our students the rich range of courses available to them. Please use the materials below to learn about and request classes for students who will be at Northeast Middle School in 2020-2021.


For Students Who Will Be in 7th or 8th Grades in 2020-2021:

Course requests should be submitted between Tuesday, May 5 and Sunday, May 10. Students and families should work together to determine appropriate courses and request ranking.

School counselors will be sharing this google slide presentation with current 6th and 7th graders in their MN and US Studies Google Classrooms this week: 2020-2021 Academic Course Plan 7th & 8th Grade.

They will be asked to complete a Google Form to share their preferences for elective classes for next school year. Students and families should discuss elective options together before completing this google form: 2020-2021 Academic Course PlanThis course request form is due by Monday, May 11.

Please contact Ms. Gates at erica.gatesrouta@mpls.k12.mn.us or Ms. Hanson at cherie.hanson@mpls.k12.mn.us with any questions or concerns. Students can also join the weekly Counselor Chat Google Meets time to ask questions and receive help from counselors as well.

  • 6th Grade Counselor Chat: Tuesdays from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Counselor Chat: Wednesdays from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

For Students Who Will Be in 6th Grade in 2020-2021:

Letters will be emailed to families with further information this week. Course requests should be submitted between Monday, May 11 and Sunday, May 17. Students and families should work together to determine appropriate courses and request ranking.

Below are links to resources referenced in this letter:

School counselor Erica Gates Routa will be hosting virtual Google Meet sessions for students and families to answer questions and offer support. Sessions for students will be happening during the next two weeks through elementary counselors and 5th grade teachers. There will also be four opportunities offered for parents/guardians to meet with our administrators, counselors, and other staff to answer questions. See dates and times below:

  • Monday, 05/11 from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 05/12 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 
  • Spanish-speaking families: Wednesday, 05/13 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Somali-speaking families: Thursday, 05/14 from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Please join us if you have questions. You may also contact Ms. Gates at erica.gatesrouta@mpls.k12.mn.us or at 612.668.1503.