COVID-19

FLEX Learning Day

Byron Public Schools

What is a Flex Learning Day (FLD)?

Now with the COVID-19 pandemic this day refers to a school day where instead of coming to a school, teachers and students communicate online or set up prior learning expectations, and the students continue their learning from home. On an FLD, teachers will share assignments and hold office hours in which they are available to provide learning support to students.

About Byron Flex Learning Days

Announcing and facilitating Flex Learning Days

  • Families of students will receive an automated phone call notifying them of updates as needed.
  • Teachers will communicate assignments for the students in their courses.
  • Teachers will be online and accessible to provide support for student learning.
  • Teachers may send home pre-planned activities.
  • Accommodations will be made for students with special needs and for students that do not have access to the internet.

Staff Availability Teachers, administrators, and other licensed professionals will be available by phone, email or via the grade-appropriate digital learning space (Google Classroom, Moodle, Google Hangout Meet or SeeSaw) from 7:30-3:00. The teacher’s website and your child’s school staff directory includes all district email addresses.

District Tech Support for 1:1 Devices

Click our website to troubleshoot your student's iPad or Chromebook problems and/or create a helpdesk ticket to receive district support on your student's district-issued device.

Accessing attendance, curricular materials and teachers

To access your child's specific plan click the appropriate sections below.

Primary School

Click on your child's grade level to access Flexible Learning Day activity matrix. Students complete a portion of the activities, record them on the activity matrix itself, and send a picture back to teacher using SeeSaw. Students will complete SeeSaw activity to mark themselves 'present' for the day. Staff will enter attendance after 7p.m. each evening. Click links below to access.

Intermediate School

Click on your child's grade level to access Flexible Learning Day plans. Students complete activities as shared by grade level teachers. Students will complete SeeSaw activity to mark themselves 'present' for the day. Staff will enter attendance after 7p.m. each evening. Staff will post assignments based on grade level as listed below:

  • Grade 3-Look at your teacher's SeeSaw announcement & Google Classroom-(if applicable)
  • Grade 4--Look at your teacher's SeeSaw announcement & Google Classroom
  • Grade 5--Look at your teacher's SeeSaw announcement & Google Classroom
  • Intermediate Specials link here
  • Reading Specialist-Mrs. Newsom (if your child sees Mrs. Newsom-see teacher's SeeSaw)

Middle School

Staff will post assignments for kids to view on the team website linked below by no later than 9a.m. each day. Students will sign in with name and click the "present box" on the Google form for attendance between 7:30-3:00. Teachers will enter attendance for their BEARS roster at the end of the day. The office will call absent students the following day. Assignments not completed will be marked Missing in Infinite Campus and will have follow up.

High School

High School staff will post the day’s activities on Google Classroom or Moodle no later than 9:00 a.m. Students will sign in with name and click the "present box" on the Google form for attendance between 7:30-3:00. Students will submit the Flexible Learning Day activity based on the teacher’s instructions.

Further FLD information and attendance information can be found on the HS FLD Website.

Special Ed

Staff will monitor email and other digital communications to answer questions and provide feedback to teachers, parents, and students as needed between 7:30- 3:00.

District Special Ed. Director: janeen.eddie@byron.k12.mn.us

EL Services

  • EL teacher Mr. Uetz will be in contact with your child & parent/guardian to provide support.
  • If you have questions, email: darren.uetz@byron.k12.mn.us

Counselors, Social Workers and Nurses

Staff will monitor email and other digital communications to answer questions and provide feedback to teachers, parents, and students as needed between 7:30- 3:00.

District Social Worker: Christine Jostock christine.jostock@byron.k12.mn.us

High School:

High School Virtual Counseling Page-for more specific questions related to graduation, registration & appointments with your counselor.

Middle School:

Intermediate School:

Primary School:

Please reach out via email if you have any questions.

Video Conferencing

Google Hangout meet

During our Flex Learning time, your child's teacher may offer "live" Webinar sessions using Google Meet. This will be a chance for your child to connect with the teacher, ask questions and see classmates. We see this as a valuable tool to allow your child and teacher the ability to maintain their relationship and enhance learning.

The teacher will record the sessions and post to their class platform (Moodle, Google Classroom, or SeeSaw) so that if a student in the class cannot attend the session, students could view it at a later time.

For students with district-issued iPads, they will need to download the app from Self Service and login with their Byron email. Need help? Here is a short video demo!

Google Meets Etiquette