Flexible Learning Day - Wednesday, January 11

  • UPDATE: Due to the icy road conditions this morning and further consultation with our bus company, we will be implementing a Flexible Learning Day for students in grades K-12 instead of a 2 hour late start in-person school day. 

    About Flex Days:
    Please visit the Flex Days website for student/family checklists, and visit your student’s Seesaw or Schoology for any additional communications from teachers. If your student needs tech assistance from home today, please submit a ticket through our tech department. 

    (Please note: Flex Days do not apply to LinK12 Lakeville online school, early childhood programs, or adult basic education classes. LinK12 Lakeville students are expected to continue their online coursework as usual.)

    Please be aware of the following changes and updates for today:

    Morning and school day:

    • School is closed. Today is a Flex Day for K-12 students.

    • Kid Zone Child Care and Wonder Zone Child Care are closed today. 

    • Day time and after school Community Education programs, including early childhood programs and Adult Basic Education classes, are canceled. 

    • District/school-based after school programs, including targeted services, are canceled. 

    UPDATE: Afternoon/evening:

    • Due to improving road conditions, all after-school and evening events, activities and community meetings will be held as scheduled today, Wednesday, Jan. 11. This includes all district co-curricular activities and athletics, as well as Community Education programs, and scheduled community facility use.

    We apologize for the change of plans as student and staff safety is our utmost concern.

School Delays and Closings Information

  • School, programs and activities may be closed and/or canceled by the Superintendent in the event of extreme weather conditions. Upon a decision to close, delay school or dismiss early, families will be informed through a variety of communications.

    As a general rule, schools will be canceled or delayed if the air temperature is -25 degrees Fahrenheit or colder or the wind chill is -35 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

    Day-of-school weather decisions will be announced by 6 a.m. Decisions regarding evening Community Education programs, district co-curricular sports and activities and facility use by non-district community groups will be determined by 1 p.m. and communicated as early as possible.

    Parents should be sure children dress appropriately for the weather during these exceptionally cold days. Note that when adverse weather conditions exist, buses may run late. Parents are advised to make plans for the care of their children in the event of a school closing, late start or early dismissal.

    We know that closing schools can be disruptive, especially for working families. Student and staff safety is our primary concern. Ultimately, the decision to send children to school remains with families. Parents/guardians wishing to keep their children home if they feel weather conditions are unsafe should report the absence to their school so it may be considered as excused. Lakeville Area Schools supports those decisions that are made for the safety and health of students. There are no negative consequences, and our schools work with families to assure that work is made up when an absence is safety-related.

    FLEX Days

    After the first snow day of the school year, the Superintendent may call a Flexible Learning (FLEX) Day for K-12 students. On FLEX Days, students will continue to learn from home by completing online or offline assignments given by their teachers. The notification methods listed above will indicate whether the day will be a FLEX Day or a typical snow day. Please visit the FLEX Days page for more information.

school busses covered by snow