DISTANCE LEARNING ACADEMY

WEEKLY UPDATE K-5, APRIL 2

Dear K-5 families,

I hope you are enjoying the day off from school and getting outside to play. My morning run was beautiful and relaxing down at William O'Brien State Park. In the update this week are;



  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment DLA Schedule
  • Being a guide on the side!
  • March Mathness concludes!


REMEMBER NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY. TEACHERS ARE RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA's)

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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Being the Guide on the Side!

Now that you are all veterans to distance learning, you realize the importance of being the guide on the side for our young students. Depending on the rigor of the task and or learning presented in front of them, completing the task may be very challenging without prompting and support.


Even us adults need prompting and support when completing a task that is more challenging or when there is a task that is not necessarily fun to do, but we have to do it because as adults it is our responsibility. Our students are the same.


So here are some helpful takeaways:

  1. Be present in the morning and review with your child their schedule for the day.
  2. Be present as they get logged in to Calvert and start their daily learning.
  3. Make sure your child understands the directions and can complete the necessary tasks. This is when you may have to provide more or less prompting depending on your child's understanding.
  4. Make sure your child knows how to contact their teacher.
  5. Make sure you know how to sign up for In-Person support when you do not know or can not provide the prompting and support your child needs.
  6. Be present in the evening to ask specific questions regarding the activities the students went through to check for understanding.



In-Person Site Support with your teacher - Sign up

Click the link above to sign up for in-person support

READ 20 MINUTES DAILY!

March Mathness Concludes! GREAT WORK EVERYONE

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NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Have a great weekend,

David S Treichel

Principal