Park Rapids Area Schools
Distance and E-Learning Days Plan
What are Distance learning days?
The term “distance learning day” refers to a school day when instead of coming to a school building
teachers and students communicate and engage in learning activities online through Synergy, Email,
Phone calls, or other learning platforms. Teachers share assignments and hold virtual office hours while
students’ complete assignments and activities while receiving guidance from teachers.
Park Rapids Area Schools distance learning days are a great transition step to the digital world that is
used every day and gives students the skills to work and learn online. During these days, Our teachers
are still actively engaged with students, directing and overseeing their work.
Distance learning days may be planned in advance.
E-learning days may be held in the event of
unplanned school closures due to emergency situations such as severe weather, power outages or other
situations in which students will be unable to attend school.
How planned Distance learning days’ work:
Assignments and activities will be posted in advance of the distance learning day, no later than
the evening before the scheduled day.
Teachers will hold office hours from 8am-3pm district-wide on the distance learning day.
The due dates for distance learning day assignments will also be flexible to accommodate
varying schedules. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have specific questions about due
How unplanned E-Learning Days work:
Parents/Guardians will receive an automated phone call, text or email via the School Messenger
service and announcements will be made on local television and radio stations, the Park Rapids
Enterprise website and the school district web page, www.parkrapids.k12.mn.us describing the
school closure event.
Students will not report to school but will engage in E-learning activities as assigned.
Teachers will post work by 10:00 AM for students.
Teachers will be online during the school day to answer questions and provide guidance.
The due dates for E-learning day assignments will also be flexible.
Please contact your teachers or school office if you have questions.