We began the 2020-21 School Year in a Hybrid Learning Model
The Hybrid Learning model is a combination of in-person and distance learning. This model allows each K-12 student to attend school in-person two days a week while following health guidelines like wearing face coverings and social distancing. Students learn from home on the three days when they are not in school. Building and bus capacity is limited to no more than 50 percent to help keep health guidelines. The Hybrid Learning model also provides an option for students to participate in full-time Distance Learning through LinK12 Lakeville (grades K-8) or through the high schools (grades 9-12).
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 or our learning models, please fill out this questions form. This will help us respond to you as quickly as possible.
Hybrid Learning Details
Lakeville Area Schools has prepared a comprehensive Safe Learning Plan for the Hybrid Model. You can read the entire plan by clicking this link or the picture to the right. This document covers a number of major topics, including how students will learning at the Elementary, Middle and High School level, PreK programs, child care, meals, transportation and student devices. Click the icons below for a summary of some of these topics.
INDIVIDUALIZED STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
We know each of our students has different needs. Lakeville Area Schools is dedicated to providing social, emotional, and behavioral support to all students in accordance with their individual needs.
We recognize students are experiencing a variety of feelings and thoughts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant adjustments they have had to make and will continue to make this school year. Throughout the school year, school staff will monitor student progress for signs of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral struggles. If we detect emerging concerns, we are committed to promptly work with students and families to identify effective strategies and supports that promote engagement and foster student success and wellbeing.
If significant student needs emerge throughout the year we are prepared to provide and/or recommend individualized support.
COVID-19 Operational Manual for Staff
Currently our buildings are generally closed to the public with the exception of district approved programs and facility use and employees who have been approved by their supervisors to report to work. As we await further guidance from Governor Tim Walz, the COVID-19 Planning Committee has created an operational manual that all employees must follow when they are in our buildings to ensure the safest work environment possible. Please review this manual to understand staff responsibilities, which includes a daily self-screening, wearing a mask in accordance with the Governor’s executive order 20-81, and practicing social distancing.
The District has prepared a Health and Safety guide for all staff. This document provides guidance for implementing State requirements and District-wide health and safety standards to support the Hybrid Learning model.
For specific state health and safety requirements and recommendations, please refer to the State’s Planning Guide for Schools: Health Considerations for Navigating COVID-19 and the MDE Guidance for Public Schools.
Health and Safety Presentation
You can view the following presentation about the district’s health and safety measures. You can view the slideshow embedded on this page. Your building administrator should have also provided you log-in information to view a video recording on LETV of this presentation delivered by Renae Ouillette, Ellen Parker, Danae Bachtle and Damien Nelson.
The district will continue to post COVID-19-related signage for buildings and facilities here for your own printing needs if extras are needed in buildings. You will need to sign into your Google-authenticated employee email account in order to access this signage.