ISD 2174

401 Murray Ave, P.O. Box 610

Pine River, MN 56474


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Important Info Regarding Fall Start at PRB

Please read Superintendent Clark's message to families and staff regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year here.

Families need to fill out the following questionnaire indicating plans for their child(ren) this fall at PRB.

Important Sports Update

We are planning to start Fall Sports as normal, but following COVID guidelines. We will NOT be holding the in-person Sports Meeting that was scheduled for August 10.

Register for sports online at and/or pick up forms from the District Office (Door 33). Office hours are: Monday-Thursday 8-2:30. We will need the MSHSL Eligibility Brochure paperwork returned to our offices before practices start. You can find those at MSHSL website under the Resources tab and click on eligibility.

**If a player is in need of a sports physical renewal, they will receive a 1-year extension. FIRST TIME PLAYERS MUST GET A PHYSICAL.

Football practices: Varsity will start Aug. 10 at 7am on the Practice field and JH will start Aug. 24 at 7am.

Volleyball practices: Varsity will start Aug. 17 at 7am in the Performance Gym and JH will start Aug. 24 High school Gym at 7am.

Cross Country (Varsity and JH) will start Aug. 17 at 7am outside Door 17.

Athletes should come dressed for practice and bring water and a mask.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 2174 shall begin on July 28, 2020 and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 11, 2020.

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. At that election, three members will be elected to the School Board for a term of four years each. Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the School District Business Office, 401 Murray Avenue, Pine River, Minnesota. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 11, 2020.


Katy Botz

School District Clerk

PRB Elementary Among 67 MN Schools Recognized for Excellence

ROSEVILLE – The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recognized 67 public schools and six school districts for their successful work using Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a data-driven program that provides schools and districts with training and support to promote positive student behavior, especially for students facing challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Through evidence-based practices, this national program aims to make schools more responsive to the cultures and communities they serve.

The schools receiving recognition are leaders in supporting positive behavior, improving school climate and increasing student achievement.

Great Work PRB Students & Staff!

Add'l Funds Available for Families: P-EBT

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reduced-price meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups:

  • Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action.

  • Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a P-EBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded.

Families in need of assistance accessing or using their P-EBT benefits are urged to contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698.

If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 888-711-1151.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Families requesting free/reduced lunch for their child(ren) must complete and return the annual Application for Educational Benefits Form.

Elementary Registration

Parents of Kindergartners through grade 6 can quickly and easily register their student(s) via our online registration form.

Pine River - Backus Schools ISD 2174

401 Murray Ave, Pine River, MN 56474


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