K-6 Virtual Learning Days

Teachers have prepared spreadsheets (click on the link on the left to see the spreadsheet for your child’s class) that will be shared with families and students on the school website and through individual classroom apps that allow for continued educational experiences during days when school attendance is not possible due to weather or other considerations.

 To accommodate families without enough devices, the proposal provides two options for families: technology or no technology. Students with devices at home will have activities assigned in each of the subject areas including special classes. Students in grades 3-6 also can use Teams through Office365. Students without devices have activities assigned in each of the subject areas and special areas as well. Regardless of technology, students will work on North Dakota state standards. Teachers will be available during regular school hours to assist students through Teams, classroom apps, and by phone.

Attendance will be taken in the morning and after lunch as per school policy. This will be done by phone calls, Teams, or classroom apps. If for some reason, teachers are unable to reach you, parents should contact teachers to verify attendance. This can be done through classroom apps like Remind, by email, or by phone call.

There is a virtual learning documentation form that parents and students need to complete for virtual learning days and returned to school on the first day back. This form will be sent home in your child's backpack and you can find the link for it in the left column. If you do not have one or cannot print it, a homemade version of the document will be accepted. Students will be given credit for completing assignments and activities in PowerSchool. Teachers will make exceptions for students if there is an effort made to actively participate in the learning experiences. Please encourage your child to put the effort into making the activities meaningful.

There is a possibility that not all weather-related cancellations will be virtual learning days. Some days may just be designated as storm days.



Todd Hetler

Elementary school principal



LAMS/LAHS Virtual Learning Day

Grades 7-12 

Classes will follow the 7 hour a day class schedule.

Attendance is taken at the beginning of every hour. Absent and Tardy students will be marked by the teacher in PowerSchool as is typically done during in-person school days.

-        Students will be marked absent if they are not on camera and do not respond to the teacher as requested.

-        Any student experiencing technical difficulties must contact Mr. Askvig or Mrs. Askvig for immediate help.

Teachers continue weekly lesson plans as on a typical in-person day.  Teachers may modify lesson plans if needed based on specific resource availability.

Teachers and students will be on camera each period for a minimum of 25 minutes. If there is scheduled work time at the end of the hour, students may close cameras to work independently at the teacher’s discretion. Teachers will be available and on camera for the entire class period.

Paraprofessionals will be expected to follow the same schedule they would as if we were in person. They may break out individually with students to work following the teacher’s lesson.

Study hall time will require the students to check in at the beginning of their study hall with the teacher for attendance. The study hall teacher may use their discretion on allowing a student to work independently off camera.

Expectations of students:

-        Attend each class period online

-        Be seated at a table/desk

-        Be on camera

-        Respond to the teacher as called upon

-        Computers should be taken home daily

Expectations of teachers:

-        Continue weekly lesson plans as you would if in person with modifications as needed.

-        Dress professionally and be prepared for class

-        Be on camera and available for the entire class period

-        Take attendance at the beginning of the hour

-        Respond to all requests from students in meetings or chat during school hours

Virtual learning provides continued instruction and learning for all students with equity.

Teams training will continually be provided and tested by LAHS in preparation for the necessity of usage.

School will release any notifications about a possibility of a Virtual Learning Day as soon as possible to allow students to take home necessary materials.

Ethen Askvig

High school principal