Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Distance Learning Model

Learning models dial- distance learning K-12It is likely that our district will “turn the dial” between all three learning models: Hybrid, Distance and In-Person Learning– or a combination of them– throughout the school year.

Click here to learn PLSAS's process for determining if/when we “turn the dial” to a different district learning model.

If we "turn the dial" to Distance Learning, students will learn at-home and receive daily live interaction with their licensed teacher(s).

Distance Learning will be used full time if students and staff are not allowed to be in buildings, as directed under the MN Safe Learning Plan. This year’s program reflects improvements over last year based on staff, parent and student feedback.

Key Features- All grade levels

Distance Learning will be used full time if students and staff are not allowed to be in buildings, as directed under the MN Safe Learning Plan. We will provide access and equity in the learning experience for our students. This year’s program reflects improvements over last year based on staff, parent and student feedback. We have strengthened our Distance Learning model so that we can provide an even more engaging virtual learning program with greater connections for all students.

Improvements include:

  • Coordinated use of Seesaw and Schoology
  • Providing consistent expectations for classrooms to meet online together for daily live synchronous (online at the same time) interaction with the teacher
  • Providing students with the skills needed to work independently
  • Providing support for families and students, covering all aspects of online work
  • Creating professional development for teachers to enhance their online teaching skills

Equitable access to technology

Each student will be issued a district device and will have access to all district-provided online resources

  • K-2: iPad
  • 3-5: Chromebook
  • 6-12: iPad

Sample K-5 Schedule

Daily, Monday-Friday

Morning Block 1

  • Live Teacher Session (all students in class)
  • Morning Meeting
  • Live instruction

Morning Block 2

  • Small Group Session

- Lunch -

Afternoon Block 3

  • Pre-recorded Video Lesson
  • Small Group Session

Afternoon Block 4

  • Independent Learning

Sample 6-12 Schedule

Monday/Tuesday

Period 1

Math

Period 2

English

Period 3

Science

Lunch

Period 4

Elective

Period 5

Social Studies

Period 6

Elective

Wednesday

Periods 1-6

  • Independent Work
  • Access to small group support

K-12 early release day. Continue school day Distance Learning.

Thursday/Friday

Period 1

Math

Period 2

English

Period 3

Science

Lunch

Period 4

Elective

Period 5

Social Studies

Period 6

Elective