Distance Learning Academy K-5

Weekly Update - December 4

Dear DLA Families

Welcome to the first week of the last month before 2021! I think we are all looking forward to flipping the calendar into the next year. I want to thank you for your commitment to our most precious commodity, our students. There are a few reminders that I would like to highlight as we move into next week.

Access to elementary teachers for support

During remote learning, we will not have in-person support. Please know that our staff are always available to you Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. If the connection options below do not work, please make individual arrangements with each teacher.


Mrs. Izzo, Grade K - 1

Google Meet Fridays!

Friday Kindergarten Google Meet link

Friday 1st grade Google Meet link

Tuesday and Thursdays - Short math, reading, and book reading video lessons posted

and always available by appointment


Mrs. Leaf, Grade 2-3

Tuesday and Thursday

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

Google Meet Link

and always available by appointment


Mrs. Christensen - Grade 4-5

Tuesday and Thursday

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

and always available by appointment

Title Reading and Math

No changes to Title reading and math services. Please make sure that you are entering the designated Google Meets.

Virtual Social Groups and Story Time

Ms. Matheny will be providing virtual social groups and read alouds to students. Please join in and join the fun! This is such a wonderful opportunity for our students to see, talk, and laugh together.


Social Group Grade 2 and 3 - Change for 3rd graders

Time - 10:00 AM

Google Meet Link


Social Group Grade 4

Time - 11:00 AM

Google Meet Link


Social Group Grade 5

Time - 11:30 AM

Google Meet Link


Story Time Grade 2 and 3

Tuesday and Thursdays

Time - 10:00 AM

Google Meet Link


Story Time Grade 4 and 5

Tuesday and Thursday

Time - 11:00 AM

Google Meet Link

Assessing student learning at the end of the trimester

The teachers have been hard at work entering progress marks for your children. If you see an asterisk, it just means that we did not collect enough evidence to report progress.


We will be emailing our report cards. If you would like a paper copy please call our office at 651-674-1051

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.

Have a wonderful Weekend

If at any point you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us so that we can answer and or address your concern.


David S Treichel

Principal, Distance Learning Academy

Principal, Norse Area Learning Center

Director of Teaching and Learning