Winsted Elementary School

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Winsted Elementary School
431 4th Street North
PO Box 160
Winsted, MN 55395
Phone: (320) 543-4690 or (320) 543-3900
Fax: (320) 485-4183

Jennifer Olson, Principal

School Hours: 8:15 am - 3:10 pm 

Welcome to Winsted Elementary!  Winsted is one of two elementary schools in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District.  Our student enrollment hovers around 230, grades K-4, and is the home for several classes of preschool.  Whats great about Winsted Elementary?  Winsted proudly is a 2013 US Blue Ribbon Schools Award honoree, a 2013-14 MN School of Excellence recipient, and three time Reward School as recognized by the MN Department of Education.  We have a terrific community of learners, a great staff, and we strive to meet our learners at their level to offer both challenge and success. 

Come check us out, it's a beautiful place to learn and grow!

Distance Learning Plan
Elementary School Information and Expectations:

Resource Page for Families: click here (this contains links to all K-4 grade level boards and specialists; please look to special education staff member pages directly as needed)

Email:  Email will be one of the most effective ways of communication between home and school. We ask that parents check email daily. Teachers will send choice boards (instruction, activities and assignments) by 9 a.m. on Mondays, with follow up and check in the remainder of the school week Lessons can also be found on teacher’s individual web pages as well as a link, found on our main school pages. 

Teacher Contact:  Teachers and school staff will be providing instruction through video clips, email correspondence, and various written means in order to support students.  Staff will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to answer questions, provide instructional support, and check in with students. Teachers can do this via email, phone conversation, and/or establishing video conferencing with students.

Instruction, Routines, and Work Load:Teachers will post instruction, activities, and assignments for the day by 9:00 am on scheduled school days.

Parents and guardians, please help to create and maintain a routine for your child that includes time for work and other learning opportunities.

Please plan approximately 15-20 minutes of total instruction (lesson and work/homework) per content area. Total content both lesson and practice, should not exceed 1-2 hours for K-4 students. This includes opportunities for physical education, music, and SEL lessons.

Special Education staff and Specialists will collaborate with teachers to get their instruction, activities, and assignments to students. 

Assessment will be included in planning, as grading continues to be an expectation.

Brief progress reports will be sent via email weekly to parents/guardians of the students based upon student attendance and classwork submitted. 

Student Attendance: Teachers will continue to take attendance. 

Attendance will look differently than does at the high school and middle school because our students are more dependent on parents for access to communication.  Families are expected to email (or call in daily) before 11:59 p.m. Attendance can also be logged through the use the Google Form, in which the parent signs in and submits each day. This form will be emailed daily with the 9 a.m. message to families.

Teachers will track and report attendance for each student in their classroom. Contact and correspondence via email, phone, and other digital means, in addition to documentation of completed work will all be considered towards student attendance.

Weekly Progress Reports to Parents and Students: A brief progress report will be sent via email to parents/guardians of the students based upon student attendance and classwork submitted. 

Families Without Internet:  Starting March 30, every Monday during Distance Learning for those families who do not have internet service at home, the week's work (learning packets) will be available in hard copy format and can be picked up in the Elementary School Office between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. After hours, work can be picked up between 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM in the main entryway of the school.

Learning packets will be labeled by grade level, (and by student name if noted by your child’s teacher). When picking up work, the previous week’s completed work should be returned. Please be sure your child’s name and grade level are on the work.

If you are not able to pick up work on Mondays, please call Humphrey Elementary School—(320-543-4680 or email or Winsted Elementary—(320-543-4690 or email to arrange for a delivery.

Questions:  If you have any questions, concerns, or needs due to Distance Learning, please contact Principal Jennifer Olson at: or call her direct line: 320-543-4636 (Humphrey) or 320-543-4635 (Winsted).

Reward School
Blue Ribbon

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