Distance Learning Academy

Weekly Update Grade 6-12 / May 14

Dear Students and Families,

Happy Friday. We have several important announcements to make in this weeks newsletter. Please read carefully and click the necessary links for additional information and forms.

This week's newsletter focus is on:

  1. Graduation ANNOUNCEMENT
  2. Summer Learning ANNOUNCEMENT
  3. Finishing Strong
  4. Spring Meltdown
  5. Important Dates
  6. Pre-ACT


It is with great pleasure that we announce that plans for the NBAPS Graduation Commencement Ceremony are underway! We are equally excited to announce that our commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 13 at 2 pm in the West Gym of NBAHS!

The changes by the Governor regarding mitigation and safety protocols allow us to host a traditional ceremony!

Specific details regarding when and where to get tickets, parking logistics, and other important details will be forthcoming.

We can’t tell you how thrilled we are to celebrate our Viking Class of 2021 in our time honored tradition. See you soon!

Summer Learning Opportunities

We have several options for all learners this summer.

Linked below is the online registration option for students entering grades 6-8.


Linked below are two options with registration forms for students needing to recover credits during the summer.

In-Person Credit Recovery Option

Virtual Credit Recovery Option

We are excited to have the opportunity to provide extra services for our students and families, especially after a stressful and challenging year.


  • 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.

Spring Meltdown - Grades 9-12

Spring Meltdown is just a week away! May 17-21 . We want to make sure are invited to the evening events at the high school. Seniors that are wishing to attend the coronation, must call 651-674-1051 and R.S.V.P.

Monday: Pajama Day; coronation @ 2pm; seniors will attend, live stream for all others.

Tuesday: Neon Day

Wednesday: Character/Super hero Day; movie on the field!!! 7:00pm join your classmates to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day off on the stadium field

Thursday: Throwback Day

Friday: School Spirit Day; pepfest outside; BONFIRE 7-9:30 south parking lot (yard games, S’mores, lots of fun)


May 17-21 Spring Meltdown

June 12: Seniors last day to turn in coursework

June 10: Grades 9-11 last day to turn in coursework

June 11: Prom

June 13: Graduation

10th Grade Pre-ACT

In your mail this week will be a letter from our office which includes your student's Pre-ACT results. Linked is the video from the High School Counselors on how to read the results and next steps.

For many of our students, they will be taking the ACT next year. It is not too early to start preparing for that assessment. Please take the time to review the information with your student while at the same time start talking about college and or career readiness.

If you have any questions, please call our counselors at:

Roberta Backus: 651.674.1551

Stacy Redding: 651.674.1604

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