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Distance Learning Overview

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has set thresholds for schools to reopen safely. The state’s fall school plan is based on a formula that uses COVID-19 infection rates over 14 days in our county (Washington County). Under this plan, school districts have some flexibility in selecting the scenario that works best for their community – in-person learning at school, distance learning at home or hybrid learning which is typically seen as a combination of both. The district, individual schools or even classrooms may need to shift to a different learning scenario throughout the school year to address challenges related to COVID-19.

Distance Learning Overview

In the distance learning scenario, students will learn at home through distance learning with instruction that is consistent with learning prior to COVID-19.Distance Learning

  • Instruction will be consistent with learning prior to COVID-19
  • Grades and cumulative grade points averages (GPA) will apply
  • Daily attendance is required

Students will learn at home and complete assignments in one of the following ways:

  • Remote Learning: Learning activities are posted in SeeSaw and Schoology or may be an extension of in-person learning. Students will check and complete assignments and interact with teachers on their own schedule.
  • Real-Time Learning: Students may be asked to login at a specific time to interact with their teacher and classmates through a live video platform. Students who cannot participate on a schedule will not be penalized as long as they complete their assignments. Please note: real-time distance learning during hybrid learning will be less frequent


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