Distance Learning Academy

Grades 6-12 Important Information

Dear students and families,

This week I had the pleasure and opportunity to be with and work alongside your wonderful 6-12 distance learning teachers. I could not be more pleased to announce Mr. Kirkland, Ms. Strain, Ms. Tabor, Mrs. Vixayvong, and Mr. Thompson. Our school is supported by the administrative assistant, Dana Johnson, the educational assistant, Deb Byett, and the Principal, David Treichel.

Elective Options and Registration

Thank you for your patience as we refined our design and list of electives opportunities our students have the opportunity to take. The Distance Learning Academy design for delivering electives was strengthened over the last week. The North Branch Area High School elective teachers will be teaching the distance learning elective courses for students in grades 9 through 12. This is important because it allows students more flexibility and continuity of elective choice offerings. The elective choices will be shared with families on Tuesday, September 8th. The electives options are broken down by grade level and by choice. In addition, students will also have a choice to participate in an NBAHS teacher created distance learning elective or an Edmentum Learning created elective. All Edmentum Learning created classes are taught and supported by an HS elective teacher. Again, this design provides more continuity between our two schools.

Elective classes in grades 6 through 8 will be taught by Distance Learning Academy teachers. The course lists for grades 6 through 8 will be made available to students on Tuesday, September 8th.

All core classes (English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science) will be live on September 10th once the question and answer sessions are completed with elective courses coming online the following week. Again thank you for your patience.

Homework prior to September 8

Prior to September 8, please take to complete the Distance Learning Academy Edmentum Learning orientation. The link below allows access to access the student and parent /guardian orientation. Within the document are key videos that will prepare each student for success and deepen their understanding of the Edmentum Learning platform and the learning experiences.

Edmentum Student Orientation - Click HERE

Distance Learning Expectations

Also, prior to September 8, please take the time to watch the video our staff created that go over student and parent expectations. Please pay particular attention to our attendance procedures. Our attendance line is posted on our website.

DLA Teacher Expectations for students and families - Click HERE

Virtual Question and Answer Sessions

On September 8th and 9th, the grade 6 through 12 Distance Learning Academy staff are hosting virtual Question and Answer sessions. The links below take you directly into the virtual session. We will also post the links to the virtual Question and Answer sessions on our website. Click Here to get to our website. Parents and students only need to attend one question and answer session.

September 8, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Click HERE

September 8, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Click HERE

September 8, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Click HERE

September 9, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Click HERE

September 9, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Click HERE

September 9, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Click HERE

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions above and you still would like to submit questions, please complete the Google Form, Click HERE. Questions and answers from the virtual sessions and the Google Form will be compiled and posted on our website.

Student Class Access

Student login information and directions on how to login will be sent to all families following the last virtual Question and Answer virtual session.

We know that students will have more questions once they begin their courses. Our staff are prepared to work alongside and address all your concerns.

Thank you so much for your patience and partnership

David S. Treichel

Principal - Distance Learning Academy

Principal - Norse Area Learning Center

Director of EC -21 Teaching and Learning

e: dtreichel@isd138.org

m: 651.491.5459