Distance Learning

  • Schools Currently in Distance Learning:

    At this time, Century Middle School, Kenwood Trail Middle School and McGuire Middle School are going on a two-week pause from in-person learning and will be in Distance Learning starting April 19, returning to in-person learning on May 3.


    About Distance Learning 

    All students will learn from home five days per week following a consistent schedule. Student learning time during Distance Learning includes both live instruction and self-paced learning. 

    Here’s what your students and families can expect:

    • Consistent schedule with virtual and offline learning; live and self-paced instruction
    • Consistent learning platform via school-issued iPads
    • Courses designed around how students learn best online
    • Prioritizing the highest needs of our students

    Live Instruction

    Live, virtual classes with teachers. This is sometimes referred to as synchronous learning.

    Self-Paced Learning

    Students work on their own time and learn through recorded lessons and teacher-directed assignments, using online or offline materials. This is sometimes referred to as asynchronous learning.

    Learning Groups Join Together

    Students will no longer be split into learning groups and high school students who opted for distance learning instead of the hybrid model will no longer be separate from their peers. All students in a class will participate in learning together in Distance Learning.

    Equity for All

    We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our students have equal access to education, resources, information and support throughout this pandemic and beyond. We will provide specialized support for students who may face higher barriers. Lakeville Area Schools will continue to provide limited on-site services for our most vulnerable students. Impacted families will be contacted regarding service options.


    Shifting Models Back to Hybrid/In-Person

    We continue to adjust our learning models accordingly as COVID-19 case rates continue to fluctuate. We continue to track county case rate data and district case rate data reported among our schools. We will continue to track how our operations are affected by this ever-changing pandemic. We will continue to update you frequently as we assess and evaluate data and determine when it is safe to return students to school buildings.