COVID-19 Response and Information:
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Distance Learning will continue through June 5th (students and families, please check Schoology, emails and this website for more information).
Please read the UPDATED information regarding Response to Communication, Student Needs, and SEL Concerns.
What Does Distance Learning Look Like?
NLA's continuing distance education will be offered for all K-12th grade students. What a kindergartner will be required to do will look differently than what a 4th grader, or an 8th grader, or a high school student is expected to do.
K-1st grade = 1-2 hours of total work time per day, concentrating on core subject areas
2nd-3rd grade = 2-2.5 hours of total work time per day, concentrating on core subject areas
4th-5th grade = 2.5-3 hours of total work time per day, concentrating on core subject areas
6th-8th grade = 30 minutes of work time per class (+/- 3-4 hours per day)
9th-12th grade = 45-60 minutes of work time per class (4+ hours per day)
Please remember that these are only guidelines and the time needed to complete work varies from student to student. 6th-12th grade students should be checking Schoology daily and only on classes corresponding to the current A or B day schedules. However, students can, and are encouraged to, work on any class after 2:10pm, like regular school.
STUDENTS and FAMILIES:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will Summer School Still Occur?
NLA partners with the Forest Lake Area School District to offer summer school options.
Summer School - Grades K-8 - June 22nd - July 24th (no school on July 3rd)
Forest Lake Area Schools will offer a general education summer school program for students in grades K-8 through a hybrid model that will combine in-person instruction with additional learning from home. The hybrid model will include a 1:9 staff to student ratio while the students are at school. Students will be assigned to an A/B group and will rotate every other day between direct instruction at school and learning from home. Classroom learning will take place at Forest View for grades K-6 and the Education Center for grades 7-8. The hours of the session for students will be 8:00-12:00pm.
Please contact Mr. Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org (K-8 Building Lead).
Credit Recovery - Grades 9-12
For students in grades 9-12, the Credit Recovery Summer Session will be offered through online learning. This summer session will begin for students on June 15th and run through July 15th (no school on Friday, July 3). Please contact Ms. Goulet (Upper School Building Lead) at
Extended School Year Services (ESY)
NLA will provide ESY through a distance learning model consistent with State guidance. ESY services will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 16 to July 14 with no session on July 2. Your child will receive instruction in a small group or individual setting, in the goal area(s) for which they qualified for ESY services.
By June 12th, the special education team will provide you with:
Login details for your student’s small group/individual Zoom meeting
The exact time(s) of small group/individual meeting, which will fall between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 am.
You will be notified of the total amount of time that will be provided to your child, through an amended IEP and Prior Written Notice. Please contact Mr. Nesvold, Special Education Coordinator, for more details.
What About State Testing?
All spring student testing has also been waived per the Governor's direction. Currently, the ACT test for juniors will be postponed. We are working with ACT to give direction about rescheduling.
College Board is allowing all students to take the AP Exams at home and continue to try to earn college credit. Students also have the choice to cancel or withdraw from exam without financial penalty. Please contact Ms. Goulet at email@example.com for questions.
What About Graduation?
NLA's graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd, 7:00pm. NLA will be hosting a drive-in graduation ceremony for graduates and their immediate families.
Will the School Year be Extended?
The state will not require an extended year due to this closure. The last day of school continues to be scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020.