Flexible Learning Day Resources
St. Cloud Area School District uses Flexible Learning Days (also known as E-learning Days) so that students can still engage in learning during inclement weather (snow) days. On a Flexible Learning Day, students in grades K-12 will continue learning from home, with support from their teachers, instead of going to school. Teachers will share curriculum-aligned assignments and be accessible by email during regular school hours in order to provide learning support to students.
Flexible Learning Days are intended to counter the loss of curriculum momentum resulting from school cancellations due to Minnesota’s winter weather conditions. Flexible Learning Days cannot replace the face-to-face time students have with their teachers, but they can provide better learning continuity when school is interrupted. Flexible Learning Days also negate the need for makeup school days in June, helping families more effectively plan summer activities.
When are Flexible Learning Days Used?
The first five weather related closings will be shifted to Flexible Learning Days as long as there is no interruption of power and/or internet service that would interfere with distance learning. Additional weather related school closing days will be determined by the Superintendent and makeup time for students and/or staff will be determined by the Superintendent in consultation with the School Board.
*Please be aware: if your child is sick and unable to complete Flexible Learning Day learning activities, a parent/guardian must still call the school attendance line to report an absence.
Pre-school students will access and complete a series of preassigned learning activities that will be made available to students in home packets when predicted weather conditions make school closing likely. These packets are also available below.
Elementary Flexible Learning Day Resources
On Flexible Learning Days for inclement weather, students will learn through either Seesaw or Choice Boards. Click links below for more information.
Elementary & Preschool Choice Boards
Secondary Flexible Learning Day Resources
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. Assignments will be posted by 10 a.m., and teachers will be available by email throughout the day to answer questions and provide guidance.