Albert Lea Area Learning Center
Winter Weather and E Learning Days
ALC follows Albert Lea Area Schools late start, early out and closure procedures. You will receive a message from the district via phone/email in any of these events. Information is posted on the district website at https://www.alschools.org/ and available on local news and radio stations.
E Learning day attendance expectations:
- Students should complete and submit assignments in each of their classes on E Learning days. Completing work in each class is how attendance is determined on E Learning days.
- All teachers are available from 7:30-3:30 (3:00 on Fridays) for assistance through email, OW messaging or Google Meets.
Smile With a Child Project
Working with the School Social Worker to deliver the gifts to our family!!!!!
The Care Closet
The care closet provides access to food, hygiene supplies, school supplies, and clothing for any students at the ALC. All you need to do is fill out a confidential form to access the closet and everything is FREE!
Staff Contact Information
Work Based Learning:
- Make sure you are a part of the Work Based Learning Program.
- You may earn elective credits through the WBL Program. There is a form you and your employer must complete to get started. See Paige in the office for more information.
Already in the WBL Program?
- Make sure you are turning in your pay stubs/hours to : Mr. Jeffrey firstname.lastname@example.org
Need more information: Stop by the office and ask about Work Based Learning (WBL).
Responsible Use of Cell Phones
Cell Phone Responsible Use Protocol
The use of personal electronic devices has become a major talking point at schools throughout the nation. Study after study have now proven that teenage students need support in the appropriate use of personal electronic devices such as cell phones and earbuds. In order to help insure the individual academic, social and emotional growth that we need our students to have in order to create engaged citizens and lifelong learners, the following protocol will be implemented.
An electronic device is any personal device that may be deemed to distract a student from learning. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, headphones/earbuds, laptops/Chromebooks, portable gaming systems, and music players.
Devices should not be used in the restrooms
Creating Tik Toks and other non educational videos should not take place.
Any time a staff member asks for a device to be put away
Students who repeatedly fail to meet the expectations of the responsible use of devices will have the following system in place to assist the student in the responsible use of devices.
Tier 1: Classroom Intervention
Verbal reminders, calls to family and administration, incident report completed.
Tier 2: Administrative Intervention
Meeting with student
Tier 3: Family Intervention
Further planning for appropriate intervention.
It is important to recognize that this protocol is not a ban of the use of personal devices. This is an opportunity for students to learn how to appropriately use powerful electronics that, when used in the right way, can lead to further learning and a positive life experience. In general, the following guidelines will lead to appropriate use:
Follow directions from any staff member
Leave other students’ devices alone
Use your phone appropriately
Think before posting on social media
No pictures or videos unless part of an educational project with teacher permission.
- December 22: Last day of Quarter 2
- December 25 - January 2: Winter Break
- January 3: First day of Quarter 3
- January 15: No School: Teacher Professional Development Day
- February 5: ALC conferences
- February 19: No School - Holiday
- March 11 - 15: Spring Break
- March 29: No School - Holiday
- April 8: ALC phone conferences
- May 16: ALC Graduation
- May 17: ALHS Graduation
- May Last Day of School/End Quarter 4
ALC Office and attendance: 507-369-1453 email@example.com
Leslie Gutierrez 507-379-5825
Jay Escobar 507-320-1475
Paw Sher 507-391-2754
Paw Hser Lwe: 651-808-4628
DID YOU KNOW?
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) -or- 988
Crisis Text Line
Text HOPELINE to 741741
Freeborn County Crisis Services
Freeborn County Children's Mental Health
Crime Victims Crisis Center:
South Central Mobile Crisis Team
ALC Student Learning Targets:
- I can be on task.
- I can ask for help when needed.
- I am willing to accept help from staff.
- I can communicate what I have learned.
- I can earn 3.5 credits per quarter.
- I can find resources to create a plan for after high school.
- I can create a safe space for myself and others.
Each student is assigned their own Chromebook to use each day. Chromebooks are returned at the end of the day to be charged overnight. Chromebooks can be checked out for students who are showing good attendance and progress in their courses during the day.
Principal Albert Lea Area Learning Center