Distance Learning Academy

Weekly Update Grades 6-12 / March 26

Grades 6-12 Student Expectations for Trimester 3!

  • Contact tech support at 651-674-1097 or email helpdesk@isd138.org for technology support
  • Use appropriate study skills i.e. note-taking, ask questions to teachers, collaborate with fellow students
  • Create your student-friendly workspace at home
  • Contact teachers between 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Teachers are available via Google Meets and by phone to review materials Monday through Friday. If you make an appointment, please make sure you follow through and attend the meeting
  • Elective Teachers are available between 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM.
  • Middle School students- please use your school Gmail account when emailing teachers. Practice using this communication tool
  • Use appropriate academic language when communicating with staff
  • Advocate for yourself
  • Please make sure you know how to perform these tasks; downloading assignments, accessing teacher feedback and comments, and avoid distractions
  • Utilizing Google Docs for essay responses and copy and paste from Google Doc into Edmentum
  • Important: A student will generally spend between 30-40 hours in a course per trimester. So, students typically spend between 4-6 hours per day in their studies. The is a generalization that gives you something to aim for.

Family Expectations

  • Reinforce appropriate workspace at how that is free from distractions
  • Reinforce a daily schedule
  • Communicate with the teacher(s) when you have a question or concern
  • Know how to access Sensei for families (Edmentum Parent Portal). If you do not have an account please contact parentsupport@isd138.org
  • Know how to access teachers
  • Have a daily conversation with your student regarding school
  • Access technology support; parentsupport@isd138.org

Student Absences

It is our expectation that students attend school each day Monday-Friday. If a student does not log into Edmentum and does not complete their coursework, families will be notified via phone the following day for the previous day's absence.

Before calling teachers and our office, please have a conversation with your child and have them show their progress in their course for the previous day. If the absence should be excused, then please call our attendance line at 651-674-1062

Trimester 2 Grades - Reported

Trimester 2 grades are in Parentvue and Studentvue. Students who have an Incomplete Grade need to communicate with their teachers and complete the necessary requirements so that the incomplete grade shifts to a letter grade.


Congratulations Class of 2021! Please use the link below to order your cap and gown for graduation.

Cap and gown form


Students who believe their schedule is not accurate, please communicate with our team as soon as possible, so that we can double-check and make the necessary changes next week.

Seniors who are eligible for Senior Privilege NEED to complete the form linked below and return it to David Treichel located at the Education Center.

Long Term Sub for English Language Arts Grades 6-12

Ms. Strain has a long-term sub for the next 7 weeks. Ms. Conlow will be filling in for Ms. Strain during her absence. Welcome aboard Ms. Conlow!

Ms. Conlows office hours are not listed on our website!

Onsite Tutoring and Help! Sign UP!

Please sign up for your onsite tutoring and help sessions. We have increased the amount of onsite support for Math 9-12. Please make sure you are signing up and coming in!



Have a wonderful weekend!

David S Treichel