Welcome to Distance Learning in SSP!
As part of our local, national and global response to the unprecedented COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, South St. Paul Schools closed to our students and public from March 16 - 27, 2020, per order of Gov. Walz, in order to allow time for educators to prepare for a shift to distance learning.
Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, SSPPS will institute Distance Learning for all students enrolled in district programming, including K-12 (Kaposia, Lincoln, SSP Secondary, Community Learning Center), Early Learning and Adult Basic Education. Per Gov. Walz’s executive order, distance learning will continue for all Minnesota students through at least April 30.
Our vision in SSPPS is to ignite a passion in every learner to inquire, continuously improve and engage in positively changing our world. Our Packer community of students, families and educators are poised to live out this mission through distance learning in the coming weeks by developing the attributes of the IB Learner Profile in ourselves and one another —Balanced, Caring, Communicator, Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Open-minded, Principled, Reflective, Risk-taker and Thinker.
Distance learning, also described as remote learning, is intended to maintain educational continuity for all learners by ensuring that students are able to participate in their learning equitably and have access to all relevant services and supports. Our distance learning plans are tailored to the developmental readiness of students and focus on supporting students’ social-emotional and academic learning needs.
Every day we encourage SSP students to practice agency by being active, engaged, thinking, reflective participants in their own learning. As we proceed with distance learning in SSPPS, it is an exciting time and opportunity for every Packer to grow and develop their skills as a lifelong learner.
Dr. Chad Schmidt
Director of Learning