DMMS: In the Middle
9/18/20 Safe Learning Plan Special Edition
Moving within Safe Learning Options:
Although we've been able to accommodate requests to move between learning models fairly easily and quickly up until now, this process will be changed due to maintaining student capacity of both our distance learning and in person classes. For health and safety reasons, we need to make sure that transitions are handle carefully.
If you would like to be considered for a transfer between the Safe Learning Plan and the Distance Learning Option or vice versa, please call the Dakota Meadows Middle School office at 507-387-5077 and talk to one of our secretaries. Mr. Sill or Ms. Strahan will review your request and if necessary contact you for more information.
We anticipate all changes between models to take place weekly on Mondays.
Depending on the capacity of both our distance learning and in person classes, approval to change learning plans may come as early as the following week, but could also take weeks to accomplish. Once your request has been approved, you will be notified of the change to begin the following Monday.
Distance Learning Attendance:
Now that we are in our Hybrid Rotation of Scarlet and PRIDE Days along with our fully online Distance Learning Students, here is just a quick reminder of the attendance expectations for students when they are not in-person at DMMS. These attendance expectations and protocols apply to BOTH Hybrid Students when they are at home for their Distance Learning Days as well as all of our Distance Learning Students.
Students will need to log into their Infinite Campus Portal and “check-in” for EACH class period throughout the day. Student check-ins do NOT need to be done during a specific time class period time window, but must be completed before 11:59 p.m. Here is a video that walks students through the check-in process. Students that have not completed the Infinite Campus check-in will automatically be marked as “NP” at 4:45 p.m. and an automated reminder to complete daily attendance will be sent to students and guardians. At 11:59 p.m. an “NP” will rollover to and be treated as an unexcused absence.
For all distance learning days and distance learning students, normal and standard attendance expectations apply. If you are sick or need to be excused from a class period or school day, you must communicate with the office to have an absence recorded as excused.
Here is one final document that again outlines the procedure students must follow to record their daily attendance. This must be done for each class on all distance learning days.
No In Person School- Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020:
Suggested Distance Learning Schedule:
A suggested distance learning schedule has been created to support student learning at home. Please feel free to use it as it is or modify to meet your families need.
Do You Need Tech Help?
It is important that your mobile device is working properly for the 2020-2021 school year. If your Chromebook is in need of repair, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a time to get it repaired or replaced. Please take care of this as soon as possible.