Elementary K-5 Distance Learning Plan

  • Definition                             

    Click here for the full 2020-21 Return to School Plan

    During the Distance Learning Model, all students have remote instruction, access to instructional materials, and receive daily interaction with teacher(s) from home.  Distance learning is not e-learning. Both technology and paper/pencil assignments and delivery of instruction can be utilized during distance learning.  

    All activities and extracurricular programs should follow the COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs. 

    Distance learning may be implemented if Minnesota COVID-19 status worsens significantly enough at the local, regional, or state level.  Once implementing the Distance learning model, decisions on whether to loosen restrictions to the Hybrid Model will be made by the state if COVID-19 at the local, regional, or state level improves.

    Academics & Scheduling

    Alexandria Public Schools implemented the Alexandria Distance Learning Plan spring 2020. The following is taken from that plan, which will be applicable during the 2020-21 school year:

    K-5 distance learning students will:

    • Interact daily with resources, materials, and licensed teacher(s).
    • Attend synchronous class sessions.
    • Complete work within one week from the date it is assigned.
    • Receive IEP special education support addressed by their case managers in conjunction with their homeroom teacher.
    • Interact with teachers daily through Google Meet, Seesaw, email or telephone.   
    •  Connect with teachers either digitally and/or phone during daily scheduled “office hours” for students needing more support.


    Elementary schools have a complete return to school plan for academics and schedules, which can be accessed below.  These plans include schedules, attendance, interventions, grading, and any other relevant information for all three learning models. 

Elementary Learning Models

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Tech Support

  • Students in grades K-5 needing technical support should contact their homebase/homeroom teacher first. 

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