Distance Learning Academy

Providing elementary students and families the opportunity to learn and grow with us in a fully online Distance Learning Academy.

Students in the White Bear Lake Area Schools Distance Learning Academy attend school online each day and work with their teachers to complete learning activities specifically designed for their grade level. Students learn the same concepts and curriculum as their in-school counterparts, but the delivery is adapted to help students succeed in an online environment.
 
The WBLAS Elementary Distance Learning Academy is taught by WBLAS teachers, aligned with WBLAS curriculum and Minnesota state standards and designed to meet the same high levels of academic rigor present in traditional in-person school.
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Attendance

We monitor attendance each day to verify when and why children are absent. Students are required by law to attend school. If they miss a school day or part of the day, for legitimate reasons, a parent or guardian must notify the school by phone or email:
  • 651-653-2741

Diagnosis Reporting Form

In order to facilitate the district’s COVID-19 contact tracing, please let us know through this form if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Please also call your school’s attendance line (for students) or submit an absence in Skyward (for staff) if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
 

COVID-19 Diagnosis Reporting Form

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AMBER WALSH

AMBER WALSH

PRINCIPAL

Meet Principal Walsh

District Mission

The mission of the White Bear Lake Area School District, the community at the forefront of educational excellence, honoring our legacy and courageously building the future, is to ensure each student realizes their unique talents and abilities, and makes meaningful contributions with local and global impact through a vital system distinguished by:

  • Students who design and create their own future
  • A culture that respects diverse people and ideas
  • Safe, nurturing and inspiring experiences
  • Exceptional staff and families committed to student success
  • Abundant and engaged community partners

Distance Learning Academy Staff Members

KRISTINE ABRAHAMSON

KRISTINE ABRAHAMSON

5TH GRADE TEACHER
STEVEN ALLEN

STEVEN ALLEN

2ND GRADE TEACHER
BARB BLISS

BARB BLISS

3RD GRADE TEACHER
MEGAN CHURCH

MEGAN CHURCH

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
JENNIFER DICKHAUS

JENNIFER DICKHAUS

2ND GRADE TEACHER
JANET DICKINSON

JANET DICKINSON

4TH GRADE TEACHER
BETH ENGLUND

BETH ENGLUND

2ND GRADE TEACHER
HILARY FARAH

HILARY FARAH

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ABIGAIL GOOCH

ABIGAIL GOOCH

1ST GRADE TEACHER
ALAN GRUND

ALAN GRUND

4TH GRADE TEACHER
SOPHIE GUSTAFSON

SOPHIE GUSTAFSON

4TH GRADE TEACHER
KATE JENSEN

KATE JENSEN

4TH GRADE TEACHER
NANCY JONES

NANCY JONES

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
RACHEL JOSLINZIRNGIBLE

RACHEL JOSLINZIRNGIBLE

3RD GRADE TEACHER
KRISTEN KONOP

KRISTEN KONOP

5TH GRADE TEACHER
ALLEKS KORNBAUM

ALLEKS KORNBAUM

K/1ST GRADE TEACHER
ANGELA LAPINSKI

ANGELA LAPINSKI

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
KATHERINE LUNDE

KATHERINE LUNDE

5TH GRADE TEACHER
KIRSTEN MCPHERSON

KIRSTEN MCPHERSON

1ST GRADE TEACHER, TEACHER ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
KRISTI OLNESS

KRISTI OLNESS

2ND GRADE TEACHER
BETH OLSON

BETH OLSON

1ST GRADE TEACHER
ANANTH PAI

ANANTH PAI

3RD/4TH GRADE TEACHER
SANDRA PETERS

SANDRA PETERS

3RD GRADE TEACHER
JENNIFER RECKINGER

JENNIFER RECKINGER

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
ANGIE RIDER

ANGIE RIDER

5TH GRADE TEACHER
HEATHER SANDBERG

HEATHER SANDBERG

1ST GRADE TEACHER
BRENDA SHEA

BRENDA SHEA

3RD GRADE TEACHER
AMBER WALSH

AMBER WALSH

PRINCIPAL
EVAN WEISSMAN

EVAN WEISSMAN

5TH GRADE TEACHER