ISD 2174

401 Murray Ave, P.O. Box 610

Pine River, MN 56474


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The Pride Newsletter - Spring Edition Available Now!

Check out the latest version of Pine River-Backus Schools' newsletter, The Pride. It contains important information for parents regarding conference dates, promo, the spring musical and more! This version also includes the AD Angle, a column devoted to summarizing this season's sports and activities and their accomplishments.

Sports Spectator Guidelines

As the winter sports season gets underway, here is an update regarding spectators at winter activities.:

Home Sporting Events at Pine River-Backus High School

  • Pine River-Backus High School will be allowing two spectators per team member (no exceptions) and is asking for home spectators to enter through Door #17 on the north side of the school. Visiting spectators are asked to enter through Door #34 on the south side of the school. Doors will open one hour prior to game time. No admission will be charged.

  • We will not accept walk-ups to competitions; all spectators need to pre-register to be on the approved list. By pre-registering they will also provide contact information (phone number & email address) which is required in case contact tracing needs to occur.

  • Spectators are required to wear face coverings at all times and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between household/spectator groups and 12 feet between the area of competition.

  • For indoor events where 12 feet can’t be maintained between participants and spectators, participants must be included in the total capacity count.

  • Spectators must not congregate and are encouraged to leave as soon as possible upon the completion of the event that their student-athlete is participating in.

  • Spectators are only allowed at official events; they will not be allowed to attend practices.

  • Restrooms will be available, but concessions will not be offered per MDH and MSHSL guidelines.

The new guidelines are based directly on recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota State High School League, and from the Minnesota Department of Education.

All home competitions will be broadcast on our school YouTube Channel.


Contact Activities Director TimTungseth at 218-587-8029 or

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New Student Registration

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

Parents of 7th through 12th grade students should fill out our PRB High School online registration form below.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

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


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Pine River - Backus Schools ISD 2174

401 Murray Ave, Pine River, MN 56474