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Lakeland Union High School shifts to online learning

April 17, 2020 by Kayla Houp

The Lakeland Union High School district announced its remote learning expectations starting this week.

An email from LUHS principal Justin Szews provided parents and guardians an update on what the next few weeks of school will look like under the recent restrictions enacted in Wisconsin.

On March 13, Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 public and private schools as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin  with an anticipated reopening date of April 6.

Subsequent orders, one prohibiting gatherings larger than 10 people for the duration of the public health emergency, and a “Safer at Home” order issued early last week, extended that closure to “at least April 24,” though orders superseding them could be issued.

According to Szews’ email, LUHS teachers will have lesson plans and student expectations posted online starting March 30, with teachers monitoring, assessing and recording student learning and progress.

These expectations include approximately four hours per day, Monday through Friday, with teachers available for student support, answering questions, and delivering lessons via online learning according to a schedule posted to the district’s website.

“If you do not have internet connectivity, you can expect to be contacted by the school in the upcoming days so that we can develop a way for you to receive educational materials remotely during this current school closure,” the email read.

Last week, LUHS checked out Chromebooks for students with internet connectivity at home who indicated a need for a device to work on schoolwork.

Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected]

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