Distance Learning Academy

Weekly Update Grade 6-12 / May 7

Dear Students and Families,

Some of you have noticed that I am out of the office Thursday and Friday. I am on vacation. Hence why I am late in communicating our weekly update. My 10th-grade son and I are in Indianapolis for the weekend as we start the search for colleges. It is fun, exciting, and a little nerve-wracking.

This week's newsletter focus is on:

  1. Graduation June 13th
  2. Prom June 11th
  3. Spring Meltdown Activities
  4. End of Trimester Deadlines
  5. Parent Announcement
  6. Student Expectations - Staying strong and committed to our number one priority


June 11: Prom

June 13: Graduation

More information coming soon!

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)

End of Trimester Deadlines for Grades 9-12

All coursework is to be completed by the following dates. Please communicate with your teachers as soon as possible if you are concerned you will not meet the deadlines below.

12th Grade

Tuesday, June 8th

9th-11th Grade

Thursday, June 10th


Please make sure you are logging into Edmentum with your students. Please make sure they are keeping on track with assignments as we near the end of trimester deadlines.

You support is so important to the students success.

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.
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