OALC Outreach

Updates from the Lions' Den

Welcome Back!

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We are starting something new this year: a weekly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on everything OALC. In these unprecedented times, we know that communication is extremely important, and we hope this new feature will be helpful.

As you know, our district has opted to begin the year in a distance learning model, September 14-25. Then, we will return in a hybrid model. Despite learning outside the school building, students are still expected to follow their schedules, checking in with each teacher during the scheduled class period. Rest assured that even when your student is distance learning, OALC staff will be available to help via Google Meet, Schoology, or email.

For more information regarding the distance learning model and the other models that we will likely see throughout the year, please check out the district's website: #279ReadytoRestart.

OALC Deliverables

Regardless of how school may look this year, the OALC promises three things:

Stay Connected

Again, communication is essential, especially during these uncertain times. Staff members are always available via email. Students can also reach their teachers via Schoology message or Google Meet.

Please also consider staying connected with the OALC in the following ways:

Learning Conferences

The OALC will host an open house on Wednesday, September 2nd, from 4-7 p.m. Stop in and meet your students' teachers. Per Minnesota mandate, masks are required. Please observe social distancing as well.


The OALC has four days of conferences planned for the 2020-2021 school year: October 8, November 18, February 10, and April 6.

Weekly Newsletter

This newsletter will be updated weekly and will be accessible via the OALC website, via teachers' Schoology pages, and via social media.

Social Media

Please consider following District 279 and the OALC on social media platforms:

District Multilingual Facebook Pages

The following Facebook pages have information from the district, specifically for Latino, Hmong, West African, and Vietnamese families.

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Action Items

1. Please consider filling out this brief survey to nominate a student or a staff member for a spotlight feature in a future newsletter.

2. Please complete this survey to help staff better serve you this school year.

3. Please complete the free and reduced lunch application.


There are a number of resources available. If you need assistance and do not know where to start, please contact the OALC, and we can help direct you in the right direction

Important Information

Questions about a safe return to school? Please check out the district's #279ReadytoRestart page.

  • Remember, when we return to school, masks will be required for all students, staff, and visitors.
  • Social distancing will be observed at the OALC.

The school day is from 8:50-3:20. Please find the daily schedule here.

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