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    Why E-Learning days?

    E-Learning days are intended to provide an opportunity for teaching and learning to continue when school cancellations are necessary due to inclement weather.  Our goal is always to have our students in our buildings, but E-learning provides a viable option when our roads create challenges in transporting students on our buses. E-learning days also negate the need for us to add days back onto our calendar later in June.

    When will the district use E-Learning days?

    The first two cancellations due to winter weather will be considered “snow days”, and will not be replaced with E-learning days.  These are days in which there will be no school in person or via E-Learning.  The next five days of school-related cancellations will result in E-learning days. 

    If the district closes school after initially identifying a two-hour late start, an E-learning day will be implemented using the same parameters as if it were a standard school closure. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WINTER WEATHER PLAN, CLICK HERE.

    Staff Availability

    Teachers and administrators will be available for students by email.  If there is a need or a desire to communicate via phone, please reach out to your corresponding building office.  

    Please read below as it is necessary for Elementary, Middle School, and High School to tailor the program to meet the unique needs of their students.  All staff members have an email address and phone extension listed on our website Staff Directory 

    If you need technical support, please contact our IT department at 320-286-4100 ext. 1884.

    Student Attendance 

    Students will be considered in attendance unless indicated otherwise by parents.  Parents should follow the same exact procedures for reporting an absence that they do when we run a traditional school day.  Students that need additional time because of limited internet access or other unique circumstances should contact their teacher.

    K-4

    Message for Elementary Families:

    On days when the E-Learning Day is announced in advance, teachers will send work home with students to be completed on the e-learning day - See the center square on the DC E-Learning Chart. Students who complete their assigned work may complete other activities listed on the chart.

    On days when the E-Learning Day is announced last minute due to inclement weather, students can still continue their learning by completing other activities on the DC E-Learning Chart. The center square, in essence, becomes a FREE SPACE for the day.

    Cokato Elementary learning charts: Click on the (+) next to E-Learning
    Dassel Elementary learning charts: Click on the (+) next to E-Learning  

    Middle School 

    Message for Middle School Students and Families:

    It is important for all students to remember that an E-Learning day is still a school day, but your lessons and assignments will come in a virtual format via Google Classroom.  You are responsible for all the information and assignments that are given that day, but the format is asynchronous. This means that you can work on the assignments throughout the day as long as they are completed by the time they are due.  It also gives you the opportunity to plan your day in a way that works best for you and your family.  Your teachers will follow the schedule below, and create a Google Meet for each class.  You have direct access to your teachers during that scheduled time by joining that google meet.  Teachers are available to answer questions during these Google Meets, but no formal instruction will be given.

    5th Grade
    1st Hour/ELA - 11:18-11:45
    AA - 11:18 - 11:45 & 12:18-12:45
    4th Hour - 12:48-1:23
    5th Hour - 1:26-2:00
    Go Time - 2:03-2:28
    6th hour 2:31-3:05

    6th Grade
    Go Time 10:18-10:43
    1st Hour 10:46-11:15
    2nd Hour 11:48-12:24
    3rd Hour 12:27-1:03
    AA:  1:06-1:33 & 1:36-2:03
    6th Hour/ELA - 2:06-3:05

    7th Grade

    AA - 10:18 - 10:45 & 10:48 - 11:15
    3rd Hour - 11:18 - 11:57
    4th Hour - 12:00 -12:35
    5th Hour - 1:15 - 1:54
    6th Hour - 1:57 - 2:37
    Go Time - 2:40 - 3:05

    8th Grade
    1st Hour 10:18-10:57
    2nd Hour 11:33-12:12
    3rd Hour 12:15-12:54
    4th Hour 12:57-1:34
    Go Time 1:37-2:02
    AA:  2:05-2:33 & 2:36-3:05

    High School/ALC

    Message for HS students:

    It is important for all students to remember that an E-Learning day is still a school day, but your lessons and assignments will come in a virtual format via Schoology.  You are responsible for all the lessons and assignments that are sent out, but the format is asynchronous. This gives you the discretion to schedule your day in a way that works best for you and your family.  Your teachers will follow the schedule below, and create a google meet for each class.  You have direct access to your teachers during that scheduled time by joining that google meet. 

    Period 1 10:10-10:59
    Period 2 11:04-11:53
    Period 3 11:58-1:17
    A Lunch 11:58-12:28 Lunch -12:28-1:17 Class
    BLunch 11:58-12:23 Class -12:23-12:53 Lunch -12:53-1:17 Class
    C Lunch 11:58-12:47 Class -12:47-1:17 Lunch
    Period 4 1:22-2:11
    Period 5 2:16-3:05

    Special Education Teachers and Related Service (i.e. speech) 

    Planning teams will determine specific plans based on unique student needs. Support will be available on e-Learning days, and teachers will be available by email based on the hours the building has specified as their e-Learning day.  Individual staff and service providers will communicate with parents (K-4) and students (5-12) regarding their schedule and services times on e-Learning days.