Distance Learning Academy

September 9. 2020

Dear K - 12 Students and Families

The first full day of school is tomorrow! The teachers and staff at the Distance Learning Academy could not be more thrilled to partner with you and experience the wonder of learning this year. This email contains information on how to log in and access the courses and an update on the elective options for the High School and Middle School students.

Kindergarten through Grade 5 login information

Please use the following web address link to log in to your classes.


https://edm.geniussis.com/PublicWelcome.aspx


Login username is (student username plus @isd138.org)

studentusername@isd138.org


Password

(Student password used when logging into the Chromebook)

Grade 6 through 12 student login information

The directions to log in and access your classes can be found in the following document. Please click HERE to access the directions.


Courses will appear tomorrow, September 10th

Electives Update Grade 9-12 (Deadline extended to Friday, September 11th at 3:00 P.M.)

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as the Distance Learning Academy and High School elective teachers create a comprehensive online course offering for your student. The Google Form linked HERE, is for students in grades 9-12. Please follow the directions and complete by Friday, September 11th at 3:00 P.M. The Distance Learning Academy administrative office will process the requests. We are striving to complete the process as soon as possible and hope to have the electives in their schedules during the week of September 14th.


**The technical issues within the Google Form have been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.


DLA students should be working in their core classes and possibly working ahead in those subjects until the elective courses appear in their schedules.

Electives Update Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 will also have the opportunity to participate in electives virtual. In order to provide continuity of services between the Middle School and the Distance Learning Academy, we will be offering and assigning the following electives.

  • Art

  • Music Appreciation

  • Physical Education

  • Health

The Distance Learning Academy staff continuously monitors student growth and strives for all students to be challenged so that they can reach their full potential. Teachers may add enrichment activities and or additional elective extensions during the school year so that all students reach their full potential.


Bumps in the Road

Thank you so much for attending our Question and Answer sessions. Please know that we are processing requests and returning questions as fast as we can. We are also very excited about our recent increase in enrollment in our Distance Learning Academy and are processing the enrollments as quickly as possible so that students have access to their courses.


Over the next week students, families, and staff will adjust to the new normal and work out any issues that families are experiencing. We are here to help and partner with you and apologize if we have not returned your messages in a timely manner.


Distance Learning Academy Website

Our website is constantly updated with helpful information and resources to help families in this journey. Please make sure you are using the website. Feel free to contact our staff if you have any questions. Their contact information is located on the website as well.


Click Here to access the website

Thank you again for your patience,

David S. Treichel

K-12 Distance Learning Principal

Norse Area Learning Center Principal

Director of Teaching and Learning

e: dtreichel@isd138.org

m: 651-491-5459