Lakeville Area Schools uses Flexible Learning (FLEX) Days so students can still be engaged in learning on inclement weather (snow) days. On a FLEX day, students in grades K-12 will continue learning from home with support from their teachers instead of going into school. Teachers will share curriculum-aligned assignments and be accessible by email during regular school hours so they can provide learning support to students.
Note: FLEX Days are not the same as Distance Learning. There are no synchronous live classes with a teacher in a virtual classroom.
The benefits of FLEX Days include keeping everyone safe and off the roads when there are poor conditions, allowing for the continuation of learning when school is closed due to weather, and building skills that will be beneficial for students’ future success. Additionally, FLEX days make it more likely that the district will not have to schedule make-up days during the school year or add days to the end of the year due to inclement weather.
When are FLEX Days Used?
The district can use five FLEX days during the school year. The first inclement weather day of the school year will NOT be a FLEX Day. We still feel it is important for students to experience the joy of a surprise day off. After the first snow day, the superintendent can call up to five FLEX Days for students. After there have been five FLEX Days in the school year, the district will start looking at make-up days.
There are no FLEX Day requirements for our early childhood, adult basic education, and LinK12 students. LinK12 students are expected to continue their online coursework as usual.
FLEX Day for Elementary Schools
Each school will have its own Choice Cards for each grade. These have various curriculum-aligned learning activities that can be completed at home during a FLEX Day. Activities on the Choice Card will be discussed in class after the FLEX Day. Teachers will be available through their district email addresses throughout the day to answer any questions and provide guidance. Follow the links below to your student’s school-specific Choice Cards.
- Cherry View
- Christina Huddleston
- John F. Kennedy
- Lake Marion
- Oak Hills
- Orchard Lake
FLEX Day for Middle and High Schools
Middle and high school students will continue learning from home by completing curriculum-aligned learning activities that will be posted on their teachers’ Schoology pages. Students may contact their teachers through Schoology or through their district email addresses. Teachers will be available by email throughout the day to answer questions and provide guidance.
- Century Middle School
- Kenwood Trail Middle School
- McGuire Middle School
- Lakeville North High School
- Lakeville South High School
- Area Learning Center
FLEX Day Checklists for Students and Families
On a FLEX day, students and families can refer to the following checklists to ensure they know how to access learning activities to do at home and what will happen at school after a FLEX Day. Teachers will be available via email to answer any questions during a FLEX Day.