Independent School District #2134

United South Central Public Schools

“Establishing Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Learning . . . Today!”

Serving the southern Minnesota communities of Bricelyn • Easton • Freeborn • Kiester • Walters • Wells

March 20, 2020

USC High School Students and Families

Our nation and world are experiencing challenging times right now with the COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to help everyone stay safe, Minnesota schools were ordered to close from March 18th until March 27th to plan for the possibility of Distance Learning.  Our staff has been working hard to plan activities in case we are unable to return to school on Monday, March 30th.  If we cannot return to school on March 30th, we will be using Distance Learning to help you learn the skills you would normally learn while here in school.

Distance Learning is a new thing for us.  We have done Flex Learning for a day or two at a time, however Distance Learning is designed to provide learning opportunities over a longer period of time.  We are going to work hard to prepare meaningful learning opportunities for you if this should need to happen.  All high school 7-12 classroom teachers will be using Schoology to help connect with you and provide learning opportunities. If we do need to use Distance Learning, it is very important for you as students to give your very best effort to complete the lessons.  You MUST take the Distance Learning format seriously.  Students cannot afford to ignore daily interaction with teachers and need to complete classroom assignments and assessments as directed.  The Distance Learning format could possibly be the entire fourth quarter learning platform.

Please note, USC students are not expected to take part in any school-related learning until Monday,

March 30th.

The COVID-19 situation is constantly changing and we will work to provide the most up-to-date information to you as it becomes available.  Our number one priority at USC is you and your safety.  We hope you all stay safe during this time away from school.



We miss you and look forward to having you back in school as soon as it is safe to do so.  

Go Rebels!

Kelly Schlaak, USC High School Principal

USC High School Staff