Twin Cities Academy developed its first Safe Learning Plan in the summer of 2020. The five phased plan from distance to in person was developed. The development included teachers and families participating in monthly meetings and providing public comment through online survey data and Zoom listening sessions. In January 2021, TCA determined that it will use defined metrics to ensure that the school can move from distance learning to in person learning as quickly and safely as possible. With this amendment, TCA held a Zoom listening session to gain public comment from families on January 25th, 2021. The overall results of this feedback session were positive with guidelines, with one parent dissenting that TCA should immediately open up regardless of COVID infection numbers. Over 30 families participated in the session. As the pandemic has waned this spring, TCA has again updated its Safe Return to In Person Learning plan. The updated plan was sent to all families who will have students in summer programming to provide feedback in its development, and to all TCA families through the newsletter and via individual emails. Feedback to the plan only included questions about quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated students, and an endorsement that masking should stay in place for all at this time.
If you have any questions or concerns with the plan, please email Betsy Lueth at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Distance Learning Plan Summary
Changes for the 2020/2021 school year:
- Students will be using Schoology as opposed to Google Classroom. Schoology will be accessible using TCA assigned emails.
- TCA will provide each student with a Chromebook.
- Block scheduling will be used.
For the 2021-2022 school year, each TCA student will have a chromebook to use, provided by TCA. Please watch for communication from the school on how and when chromebooks can be checked out for the school year. If you need assistance with getting internet access at your home, please email Andrew Gorrell at email@example.com for assistance.
Mental Health Support
TCA is proud to have a full service mental health team during the regular school year, and will continue to offer support during this Distance Learning period. If a student or family member is in need of mental health support during this time, please contact Madison Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our main office number 651-205-4797 and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance you can also text MN to 741741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Free Food Delivery
For the 2021-2022 school year, only students who qualify for free or reduced will receive free school food per federal guidelines. Waivers will not be available this school year. For more details please contact Terri Ausen at email@example.com or call the main phone number at 651-205-4797 and someone will return your call within 24 hours.
Additional Community Resources:
2019-2020 Distance Learning Plan