Distance Learning Academy K-5

Weekly Update - November 25

Dear DLA Families

Over the past three days, the elementary DLA teachers and support staff have been working on slight modifications to our programming. The following information outlines some helpful reminders along with ways we will provide support to students in families.


Important: In-person support is on pause during remote learning.

Access to elementary teachers for support

During remote learning we will not have in-person support. Please know that our staff are always available to you Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. If the connection options below do not work, please make individual arrangements with each teacher.


Mrs. Izzo, Grade K - 1

Google Meet Fridays!

Friday Kindergarten Google Meet link

Friday 1st grade Google Meet link

Tuesday and Thursdays - Short math, reading and book reading video lessons posted

and always available by appointment


Mrs. Leaf, Grade 2-3

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Google Meet Office hours

Google Meet Link

and always available by appointment


Mrs. Christensen - Grade 4-5

Tuesday and Thursday

10:00 - 11:00 AM - Google Meet Office Hours

Google Meet Link

and always available by appointment

Title Reading and Math

No changes to Title reading and math services.

Virtual Social Groups and Story Time

Ms. Matheny will be providing virtual social groups and read alouds to students. Please join in and join the fun!


Social Group Grade 2 and 3 - Change for 3rd graders

Time - 10:00 AM

Google Meet Link


Social Group Grade 4

Time - 11:00 AM

Google Meet Link


Social Group Grade 5

Time - 11:30 AM

Google Meet Link


Story Time Grade 2 and 3

Tuesday and Thursdays

Time - 10:00 AM

Google Meet Link


Story Time Grade 4 and 5

Tuesday and Thursday

Time - 11:00 AM

Google Meet Link

Assessing student learning at the end of the trimester

The Distance Learning Academy follows the same process and protocols as Sunrise River Elementary School for assessing students at the end of the trimester, which is December 3rd.


I will send out more details next week on how to access the report cards.

Friendly Reminders

  • Focus on Reading and Math
  • Ritual and Routines - Stay to your daily schedule
  • Remember that your teacher continues to be available during school hours (7:00-3:00) for help (call, text, email)!

Technology help:

Attendance line for DLA: 651-674-1062
  • to be counted present for the day, you must submit at least one assignment in one subject. If this isn’t possible please contact your teacher.
  • If you are ahead with lessons and plan to take a day off, please communicate with your teacher. We don’t want to mark you absent.

Happy Thanksgiving!

If at any point you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us so that we can answer and or address your concern.


David S Treichel

Principal, Distance Learning Academy

Principal, Norse Area Learning Center

Director of Teaching and Learning