LPS Virtual Learning Guide

for Students and Families


Expectations for Virtual Learning

  • All expectations for learning will be available on Canvas, our Learning Management System. A variety of digital or traditional tools may be used for student learning, but all information about the learning students will be doing each day will be available on Canvas. 
  • Information about lessons will be available in Canvas by 8:00 am CDT / 9:00 ET/ 7:00 MT / 6:00 PT. From the Canvas Dashboard To-Do List students will find direction from each teacher each day that clarifies what students need to do for that day. The regular Easter break will be observed: Maundy Thursday, April 9; Good Friday, April 10; and Easter Monday, April 13. No assignment postings will be made on those days.
  • If students need support for Canvas, connect with teachers first. If the teacher cannot help you, the teacher will contact Educational Technology Support for you.
  • All teachers, grouped by departments, will hold remote office hours for one hour Monday - Friday in which teachers will be available for immediate feedback. Drop day scheduling no longer applies.
Times of Consultation (CDT)
9:00 - 9:30Chapel
9:30 - 10:30Math
10:30 - 11:30History
11:30 - 12:30English
12:30 - 1:30Science
1:30 - 2:30Foreign Language
2:30 - 3:30Religion
3:30 - 4:30Academic Success Center

  • All courses will be presented in an asynchronous fashion. That means lessons will not be taught in real time, however, each teacher will include due dates for tasks.
  • Communication with teachers outside of office hours can be done via Canvas Discussion Board, Canvas Inbox, or email. Follow the method preferred by your teacher.
  • Evidence of completing tasks assigned by your teacher on Canvas will constitute attendance. A lack of participation by students who have been assigned tasks to complete will result in unexcused absences. Students are expected to commit 4-5 hours per day or 20-25 hours per week for virtual learning. 
  • Students, please maintain a healthy work/life balance. Keep lines of communication open with your teachers and connect with your teacher if you are having difficulty. 

Student Remote Learning Daily Checklist

I have logged into Canvas and  I have checked not only the Dashboard To-Do List, but also double checked the Home Page for each course. Drop days no longer apply.
I have created a learning plan for the day. This plan includes:
     • a list of what is due for each class each day
     • the office hours for each teacher - so that  I can contact them if I need help
     • an outline of when I will work on each class
I am participating in each class, completing the tasks for each class and knowing this is my record of attendance.

How can students get help with Canvas?

Students should contact teachers first, who can determine the level of support students need. If you are having trouble logging in, email Prof. Hochmuth for assistance. 

Virtual Learning Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When will lessons be available in Canvas?

    • All lessons will be available by 8:00 am CDT / 9:00 ET/ 7:00 MT / 6:00 PT
  1. What devices will students be using?
    • All students have school-issued Chromebooks and can use those to access their work, or any device able to connect to the internet.
  1. What if a student does not have internet access?
    • Contact your teacher for alternate learning solutions.
  1. What if a student’s Chromebook does not work?
    • Students need to power-off the Chromebook or keep it plugged in when not in use. In addition, students are responsible for regular maintenance of their Chromebooks by clearing the browsing history and running updates.
    • If problems persist or if the Chromebook is damaged, contact LPS Technology Services. 
  1. How will attendance be recorded?
    • Attendance will be documented by the completion of tasks assigned by your teacher
  2. How long do students have to complete their work each day?

    • Each teacher will set up guidelines for the completion of work. 
    • If students have technical difficulties and are unable to submit work, they need to communicate with their teachers.  
  3. What if students have trouble completing a lesson?

    • Students should contact their teacher through Canvas Discussions. For immediate contact with teachers, students should contact through Canvas during that department’s office hours. Teachers will have office hours following the schedule for their department.
    • If students have a technical difficulty which prevents them from completing a lesson, they should communicate with the teacher. Students should contact teachers first, who can determine the level of support students need.

What can a virtual learning experience look like?

1. Check-in and Expectations

A student’s learning day will begin by logging-in to Canvas and checking the Dashboard To-Do List
See images below or Click here.

2. Instruction
Teachers will provide students with resources and directions for completing virtual learning activities designed to achieve the learning goals for their class through Modules in Canvas. Click here for more information.

3. Check for Understanding and Application of Learning
Teachers will use the Assignments tab in Canvas or other similar activities to check whether students understand the content being taught. If students are working on a project, paper, or preparation for a test, they may be asked to apply what they have learned to that task. 

4. Evidence of Learning
Students are required to verify their attendance by completing tasks. This may involve submitting a completed Canvas assignment, replying to a Canvas Discussion, submitting an attached file or photo of completed work on Canvas, sharing a completed Google document with the teacher, submitting a written reflection, or writing a short progress report on an extended project. 
Luther Preparatory School
1300 Western Avenue | Watertown, WI 53094 | 920-261-4352 |
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Luther Preparatory School is an independent coeducational preparatory school in Watertown, Wisconsin. The continuing mission and purpose of Luther Preparatory School is to prepare and encourage young men and women for the full time ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.