Distance Learning started today at Minnesota schools and is scheduled to run through April 30th according to Governor Walz’s current timeline. GFW staff is available between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the District saying they are still given a 50 minute prep time slot and a 30 minute duty free lunch. The current schedule calls for teachers to return to schools on Friday, April 30 and Monday, May 4 preparing for students to return on May 5. This whole schedule could change based on the cases of the virus going forward. According to GFW’s website the plan is designed around the use of technology to provide instruction, interacting with students and give students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts being taught.
For the complete story, check out the April 1 issue of the Winthrop News.