Distance Learning Academy

Weekly Update Grades 6-12 / April 2

Dear Students and Families,

I hope that you are enjoying the day off from school. The following weekly update includes:


  • Dates for Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA's)
  • Trimester 3 Expectations
  • Incomplete grades from Trimester 2


REMEMBER NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY - IT IS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR OUR STAFF!

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)

MCA's are given to all students in Math and Reading for students in grades 3-8, 10, and 11. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 also take the Science test. Minnesota Department of Education stated that all Distance Learning students must come to school to take the assessment.


Next week you will receive a paper copy in the mail of the schedule. It will have detailed information such as time of the test, room number, when to be there, and what to bring. All Distance Learning Students will take the test on our campus located at North Gate Mall.

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Grades 6-12 Student Expectations for Trimester 3!

  • 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 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
  • Elective Teachers are available between 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM.
  • 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 that gives you something to aim for.

Incompletes for Trimester 2

ALL INCOMPLETE GRADES FROM TRIMESTER 2 SHOULD NOW BE COMPLETED UNLESS OTHERWISE COMMUNICATED BY THE TEACHER.

Long Term Sub for English Language Arts Grades 6-12

Ms. Strain has a long-term sub for the next 7 weeks. Ms. Conlow will be filling in for Ms. Strain during her absence. Welcome aboard Ms. Conlow!


Ms. Conlows office hours are not listed on our website!

Onsite Tutoring and Help! Sign UP!

Please sign up for your onsite tutoring and help sessions. We have increased the amount of onsite support for Math 9-12. Please make sure you are signing up and coming in!

DISTANCE LEARNING ACADEMY WEBSITE

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NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

Have a wonderful weekend!

David S Treichel

Principal