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Flexible Learning Days

What are Flexible learning days?

Flexible Learning Days are school days where, instead of coming to a school building, students complete either preassigned classwork (elementary) or coursework via Schoology (secondary). At Austin Public Schools, we will use these days in the event of an unscheduled school closure.

In the past, unscheduled school closures have resulted in the loss of instructional time and, in some years, the need to make up days. Flexible Learning Days allow us to take advantage of our modern digital age to address these issues and give our students authentic learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

In the event of an unscheduled school closure,
  • Parents/guardians will receive a notification via Parent Portal and the closure will be announced via local media, the district website, and social media. Our goal is to provide this notice before 6:30 am.
  • Students will use the information posted below to complete their Flexible Learning Day coursework.
  • Teachers will be available throughout the day via email to provide assistance and answer student questions.
  • Academic plans will take into account time requirements and student needs.
This is a pilot program for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact mark.raymond@austin.k12.mn.us.

Pre-K

Students in Austin's Pre-K program will complete the appropriate Pre-K Flexible Learning Day Choice sheet by choosing at least 5 activities to complete.

Elemetary Sites

Students at Woodson, Banfield, Neveln, Sumner, and Southgate will complete the Elementary Flexible Learning Day Choice (en Español) sheet by choosing at least 5 activities to complete.

IJ Holton Intermediate School

Students at IJ Holton will complete the Holton Flexible Learning Day Choice sheet by choosing at least 5 activities to complete.

Ellis

Students at Ellis Middle School will complete coursework as posted on the course Schoology page. Please see the Ellis Flexible Learning Day Plan for more information, including due dates, time requirements, and more.

Austin High School

Students at Austin High School will complete coursework as posted on the course Schoology page. Please see the AHS Flexible Learning Day Plan for more information, including due dates, time requirements, and more.

Austin Public Schools
401 3rd Ave NW
Austin, MN  55912
Phone: 507-460-1900
Superintendent: David Krenz
david.krenz@austin.k12.mn.us
Administrative Assistant: Sharon Alms
sharon.alms@austin.k12.mn.us

Important Phone Numbers
District Enrollment: 507-460-1937