Distance Learning Info

In March of 2020, Governor Walz implemented a Distance Learning Period for all Minnesota school districts, which continued through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

This page will be updated as we plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Distance Learning Tech Support

If you need assistance with hardware or technical support, please contact our Technology Department at the contact information below:

Distance Learning Plan

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) defines distance learning as: Students engaging in distance learning have access to appropriate educational materials and receive daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s). Distance learning may include paper packets/worksheet, textbooks, telephone instruction or online resources.

See the district's Distance Learning Plan here.

Digital Citizenship Resources

In the White Bear Lake Area Schools, we are digital citizens who use technology to learn and work together in safe, responsible and respectful ways.

Distance Learning Student Work Showcase

Many of our students have been submitting exemplary and creative work during this distance learning period.  Check it out!

CMS Musicians

6th Grade Assemblage Sculptures

6th Grade Pandemic Series

7th and 8th Grade Showing the Love Project

7th and 8th Grade Art Genius Hour

8th Grade Earth Day Video

CMS Bears Persevere

Many students have worked hard through rapid changes and we appreciate all of the efforts of students and families. These students are going above and persevering with strong academics. GO BEARS! 

CMS Teacher Contacts and Google Meets

Please see this document for a list of teacher emails and a schedule for when/how teachers are available via Google Meets for "in-person" support for your student.

Distance Learning Practice Day

Central held a Distance Learning Practice Day on March 25, 2020. See Central's presentation on this day here.