Updates from the Lions' Den
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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.
Regardless of how school may look this year, the OALC promises three things:
Please also consider staying connected with the OALC in the following ways:
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.
This newsletter will be updated weekly and will be accessible via the OALC website, via teachers' Schoology pages, and via 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.
Virtual Calming Room
These are challenging times. The OALC's virtual calming room has resources to help you find new ways to manage life and emotions.
Community Emergency Assistance Programs offer a variety of services, such as food support, clothing, and resource referrals, to families in Hennepin County.
Hennepin County has curated a number of resources, including help for mental health, domestic violence, COVID-19, and technology and connectivity.
Virtual Calming Room
- 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.