Mequon-Thiensville School District

Distance Learning

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of unexpected disruption. We are very grateful for the outpouring of support from our families and community as we work together to continue to support all students!

Continuity of Learning Plan

Phase 1

Phase 1: Planning
March 16-20

  • Educators and staff plan for distance learning
  • Technology needs assessed and devices made available
Phase 2

Phase 2: Implement Distance Learning
March 30-April 10

  • Instructional focus on review of priority skills
  • Family check-in to ensure access to resources and learning materials
  • Additional technology devices available*
Phase 3

Phase 3: Enhanced Learning
April 14-Return to School

  • Instruction includes the delivery of new content
  • Increase in instructional minutes for distance learning
  • Grading academic assignments resumes
  • Science and social studies instruction for grades 1-5 resumes
  • Attendance is recorded based on student engagement in learning
  • Spring standardized tests are canceled: Forward Exam (Grades 4-8 & 10), ACT Aspire (Grade 9 & 10), and MAP (Grades 1-8)

*In an effort to provide equitable access, we respectfully request families with ample technology for students at home continue to use those devices to ensure district resources are available for students who lack access. If you would like to request a device, please complete the Technology Device Request Form.

Technology Resources Explained

While we are learning at a distance, MTSD educators will be using several technology tools. Below are some of the tools that teachers may use with your students. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you do not want your child using certain technology tools or applications, please contact your child’s teacher.

Distance Learning Daily Time Expectations

Grading While Learning from Home

During distance learning, grading practices will continue with a focus on a student’s proficiency toward standards. A grade provides a student, family, and teachers with an understanding of the level of proficiency in the student’s academic learning.

Attendance While Learning from Home

The flexibility of distance learning allows for students to engage with assignments at any given time. The purpose of taking attendance is to document that students have been engaged in the learning activities that teachers have assigned throughout a given time period. Thus, attendance taking is the act of documenting student engagement.

Continuity of Learning

Continuity of Learning Plan
Downloadable PDF

Resources for Families

Click the links below to access technology resources for MTSD students. These resources have been approved by MTSD educators for the learning and enrichment opportunities they provide.

LEARNING Resources: Kindergarten-8th Grade

LEARNINING Resources: Homestead High School

Chromebook Returns

As this year's last days of distance learning comes to an end, we will be offering two different days for those families that borrowed a Chromebook to return it to the Technology Department. Over the summer, we clear each machine and complete all updates or repairs as needed. If there are any issues we should be aware of regarding the Chromebook, please put a note inside the device.

Please come to Homestead High School Door 45. (Listed as #14 Technology Office Entrance on this map.) Please look for signage. We will request that you stay in your car and pull up to the sidewalk. Staff members will come directly to your car to pick up the Chromebook AND charger.

Dates and Times to Return Borrowed Chromebook
Thursday, June 11 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 15 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Experiencing tech troubles during online learning?

Submit a help desk ticket

Meaningful Distance Learning