Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

My classes for this year are Standards Math II, Fundamentals of Mathematics, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, College Pre-Calculus, and College Calculus.  A syllabus for each class can be found in the classes tab. Each student should have a 3-Ring Binder, Notebook or Loose Leaf Paper, Folder, Pencils, and a scientific calculator. Any scientific calculator will do such as the very popular TI-30XIIS

You do not need to purchase a graphing calculator. Graphing calculators are good investments if you plan to take future math classes at a post-secondary institution but they are not required.



So a little bit about me. I grew up not too far away in Silver Lake. I graduated from Glencoe-Silver Lake in 2009. After that, I pursued my interest in Math Education at the University of Minnesota, Duluth where I graduated from in 2013 with my Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching Mathematics. I spent the next five years teaching in Pierz, MN at Pierz Healy High School. In the summer of 2018, I started my Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics at Southwest Minnesota State University. This will be my third year in Lester Prairie. I am excited to be back for another school year teaching High School and College Math Classes.

I am a big sports fan. I have played football and baseball throughout my life. I like to watch and attend the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Wild games. I got into the sport of hockey when I was in college at UMD. Go Bulldogs! It was exciting to be in attendance in 2018 when they won their second national championship. I wished I could have been in Buffalo, NY last spring when they won their third national championship. My other hobbies include working on cars and computers, reading, movies, playing guitar, and spending time with my German Shepherd named Zeus.
 
 

Hybrid and Distance Online Learning Expectations

Class syllabi and Google Classroom Links can be found in the Class Tab.
 

The following will be expected of students when learning from home (Hybrid or Distance Learning).  Failure to comply will result in Unexcused Absences or Disciplinary Procedures.

 
  1. Students will have web cameras on during class, and the camera will be positioned so the student’s face is clearly visible.

  2. Students should be located in a productive learning environment, such as at a table or desk. 

  3. Ensure the lighting is adequate and do not have distracting backgrounds.

  4. Class time should be just that—Class time. Students should not be engaged in other activities, such as work, chores around the house, or recreation during class.

  5. Microphones should be muted unless the teacher asks students to unmute.

  6. Student’s sound should be on, so they are able to hear and respond to the teacher.

  7. Appropriate clothing should be worn. What you wear to school should be worn on camera. What you do not wear to school should not be worn on camera.

  8. Students should check their Google Classrooms prior to class for specific instructions.

  9. Students should be “Live” (on camera and connected to the class through Google Meets) at the beginning of class, and should remain “Live” until dismissed by the teacher.

  10. Students should check email frequently during the school day. When a teacher contacts you, respond promptly.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

If I am Distance Online Learning, am I Responsible for All of the Work?

Yes, you will be graded like any other student and are responsible for all of the work.

What if I am Unable to Be “Live” with my Classes During the Scheduled Time?

Distance Learning is the same as a regular day of school. If you do not attend, a parent/guardian must call you into the office. Oversleeping, working a job, etc. are unexcused absences. If you are sick or have a medical appointment, contact the office. Excessive absences will require notes from medical providers or will result in unexcused absences. Students who are absent 7 or more days (the law states one or more periods on seven or more days) are considered truant, and a report will be filed with Human Services and the McLeod County Attorney’s Office. 

I Like to Sleep In or Would Like to Get a Job. Can I do Distance Online Learning in the Evening?

No, Distance Online Learning is considered a regular school day. Teachers are available from 7:30-3:30, and your schoolwork must be completed during the school day.  Attending classes and completing work at other times will not be allowed.  The exception is to work on assigned homework, which may be done after hours. 

How do I Take Tests/Exams?

Work with your classroom teacher.  Special conditions may apply, such as requiring you to record or live stream you taking the test/exam to ensure academic integrity. If there are questions of academic dishonesty (cheating), you may be asked to show your work or orally discuss the questions with your teacher. 

If I Contact My Teachers, When Can I Expect a Response?

Teachers will get back to you as soon as possible. However, they are still teaching a full course load, and may not be able to contact you right away. The best way to contact them is via email. Teachers and staff are working from 7:30-3:30 on school days; so if you send a message after hours, do not expect a response until the next day. 

What If My Internet Is Not Working?

Parents need to call the school, it will be counted as an unexcused absence unless parents notify the school.  Students should contact the teacher by email if possible.  

What If I am Struggling in My Classes?

Students will be expected to contact the teacher if he/she is struggling in class just like they were attending school in person.  Teachers will be monitoring students’ progress as well. 

If I am Distance Learning, Can I Come Into the School Building to Visit Friends or Eat Lunch with Friends?

No, but if you are distance online learning you are still able to participate in extra-curricular activities.   

Can I Take One or Two Classes in the Building, and Do the Rest through Distance Online Learning?

No, for the safety of you, your family, staff, and other students, we are trying to keep student cohorts as separate as possible. You need to make a decision on taking classes in the building or doing distance learning.  If you choose to attend school in the building there may be a time when we have a Hybrid Schedule with is an alternating day schedule with In-person Learning one day and Distance Online Learning the other.

What if I am Having Trouble With My Chromebook?

You will need to contact Mrs. DeBruyckere at kimd@lp.k12.mn.us or call the school at 320-395-2521. 

What If I Decide Distance Online Learning is Not Working for Me and I Want to Return to School?

You will need to request the change with Mr. Lee, with a minimum of 1-week notice.  


 

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Lester Prairie, MN 55354
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