Distance Learning Academy Gr. 6-12

Weekly Update - January 8

Dear students and families,

CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT


Please be reminded that January 15 will be a staff professional development day, and January 29 will become a student contact day. No school for students on January 15.


More information to come next week with regards to some of the changes to our program ie in-person support, starting on the 19th.

REMINDER! 11th grade College and Career Readiness Day - March 2nd

Please make sure complete the College and Career Readiness registration if you have not already done so over the weekend. See my email sent out on January 4th.

REMINDER! Trimester 2 Student Expectations

  • Contact tech support at 651-674-1097 or email helpdesk@isd138.org for technology support
  • Use appropriate study skills i.e. note taking, ask questions to teachers, collaborate with a fellow students
  • Create your student friendly workspace at home
  • Contact teachers between 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Teachers are available via Google Meets and by phone to review materials Monday through Friday. If you make an appointment, please make sure you follow through and attend the meeting
  • Middle School students- please use your school gmail account when emailing teachers. Practice using this communication tool
  • Use appropriate academic language when communicating with staff
  • Advocate for yourself
  • Please make sure you know how to perform these tasks; downloading assignments, accessing teacher feedback and comments, and avoid distractions
  • Utilizing Google Docs for essay responses and copy and paste from Google Doc into Edmentum
  • Important: A student will generally spend between 30-40 hours in a course per trimester. So, students typically spend between 4-6 hours per day in their studies. The is a generalization which gives you something to aim for.

DLA High School teachers are here for you!

The DLA teachers grades 9-12 are now providing daily Google Meet sessions. These sessions are open to our students to meet with the teacher and ask questions regarding certain activities they are work on in Edmentum.


**Please Take Advantage of the Teacher Office Hours**


Mrs. Lattimore HS Social Studies

Tuesday and Thursday

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

And by appointment


Ms. Keller HS Social Studies

Tuesday and Thurs

12:30 - 2:30 PM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

And by appointment


Mr. Kirkland HS Math

Monday through Friday

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

And by appointment


Ms. Strain HS English Language Arts

Monday through Friday

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

And by appointment


Mr. Thompson HS Science

Monday through Friday

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

And by appointment


*The following information is also located on our website

Middle School teachers are here for you

Closed for the holiday break. The DLA teachers grades 6-8 are now providing daily Google Meet sessions starting on November 30th. These sessions are open to our students to meet with the teacher and ask questions regarding certain activities they are work on in Edmentum. The information below is also posted on our website as well.


**Please Take Advantage of the Teacher Office Hours**


Ms. Tabor - MS English Language Arts

Monday through Friday

9:15 - 10:15 AM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

and by appointment


Mrs. Trunk - MS Science and Art

Monday through Friday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

and by appointment


Mrs. Vixayvong - MS Math and DLA Coordinator

Monday through Friday

10:15 - 11:15 - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

and by appointment


Mr. Stevens- MS Social Studies

Monday through Friday

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

and by appointment


* The information above is also located on our website

Staffing Adjustments

Starting on January 19th, Ms. Strain, High School DLA Language Arts teacher will be teaching grades 6-12 Language Arts classes. Ms. Strain and Ms. Tabor will be reaching out to students and families next week with additional details. Ms. Tabor will be assuming more duties at Norse Area Learning Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you,


David S. Treichel

Principal, Distance Learning Academy

Principal, Norse Area Learning Center

Director of Teaching and Learning

Distance Learning Academy Website

Much of what is placed in the weekly updates is also posted on website