Distance Learning Update (3.26.2020)
As of now, the state has mandated that schools remain closed until at least Friday, May 1st.
Here is the latest guidance from Governor's Walz's office: MN Stay at Home Order.
We will continue to communicate updates as we have them. As always, please reach out to your student's advisor with questions or concerns.
Here is what to expect over the next few weeks:
Spring Break (March 30th to April 3rd): No School for students.
Distance Learning (April 6th through May 1st):
Avalon will begin using our Distance Learning procedures on April 6th. Please see here for a more detailed explanation: Avalon's Distance Learning Plan.
The end of the third quarter has been rescheduled for Friday, April 10th.
New seminars in the High School will start on Monday, April 13th. Students will work with their advisors to enroll in any new seminars. More information can be found here: Seminar schedules and descriptions
Avalon's school day will begin at 9:00am with advisory check-ins via Zoom or phone. Students will work with their advisor to create a plan for the day. They should work on projects, check Headrush for class assignments, stay active, and take care of themselves.
We will offer a weekly meal pick-up time at Avalon. Curbside pick up will be held on Mondays, starting April 6th, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, and will include a week’s worth of lunch. Families may order lunches and bagged breakfasts for students and any other children under the age of 18 in the household. If you would like to order meals, please complete the online order form linked here. There will be a new order form each week throughout the school closure period.
Our team of social workers will continue to work with students and are happy to connect families to additional resources. Please email your student’s advisor if more support is needed.
Please continue to keep us updated about your technology needs if you don’t have regular access to technology that can adequately support your learning. Avalon has hotspots and chromebooks available.
There are also free temporary WiFi services in response to COVID-19: The City of Minneapolis and Comcast are both providing free WiFi for those who may need temporary internet access during the COVID situation. Visit this webpage for more information.
Right now, we are all getting many emails about free online resources, please note that students should be wary of any free online resources that require a student to create an account – as these companies are often data mining and will then target these students with their marketing.
May 4th through June 5th:
Currently, schools in Minnesota are scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 4th. More communication will follow as this date approaches.
As things continue to change weekly and in some cases daily, please check our website and emails for updated information.
Thank you for your continued support, and take care!