Distance Learning Academy K-5

Weekly Update - February 5

K-5 DLA families,

February can be a tough month for all of us. The good news is that it is the shortest month and just around the corner is Spring. However, you will not be able to tell by the forecast this weekend. Take the opportunity this weekend as we stay inside to escape the cold to sit down and read a book with your child. It is a wonderful experience to get lost in a book with your child.

Thank you to the families that are taking advantage of our on-site support. We encourage more students to participate in this opportunity. We do ensure that we are safe and distant during our times together. Remember to:

  • Wear your mask over your nose and your mouth.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Keep distance between you and friends. We are looking for 6 feet between students and staff.

Doing these simple things will keep us all safe and healthy.

On-Site Support Sign Up

Click the link above


The sign up is now available for families to pick a time from the time slots available for Parent/Teacher conferences which are going to held on:

  • February 9, 3:00-6:30

  • February 11, 3:00-6:30

  • February 12, 11:30-3:00

Parent / Teacher Conference Sign Ups

Click above to select your date and time


If you have not already done so, please take a couple minutes to complete a 6 question program survey/evaluation. We are collecting this data to inform our decisions and improve our services for students and families. Our goal is to provide the very best services and your feedback is critical to making this happen. We are also collecting information regarding your interest in continuing with the Distance learning Academy next school year.

February is I love to read month

Click the following link to participate in for some fun activities for I love to read month

I love to read month calendar

Bag lunches and Viking Vittles

Bag lunches are provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12pm at the Gateway North Mall for any Distance Learning Academy students.

Viking Vittles are available for pickup Monday - Friday from 7:30-2:30 pm at the Gateway North Mall to any family in need

Additional Friendly Reminders

  • Focus on Reading and Math
  • Ritual and Routines - Stay to your daily schedule
  • Remember that your teacher continues to be available during school hours (7:00-3:00) for help (call, text, email)!

Technology help:

Attendance line for DLA: 651-674-1062
  • to be counted present for the day, you must submit at least one assignment in one subject. If this isn’t possible please contact your teacher.
  • If you are ahead with lessons and plan to take a day off, please communicate with your teacher. We don’t want to mark you absent.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend,

David S Treichel

Principal, Distance Learning Academy

Principal, Norse Area Learning Center

Director of Teaching and Learning

Distance Learning Academy Website

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