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Kila School District transitions to digital learning

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 21:56:53-04

KILA — A small school district southwest of Kalispell is getting by using a digital curriculum while schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The kindergarten through eighth grade Kila School District is home to 204 students.

Kila School District principal Liz English says 96% of students have digital access for schoolwork thanks to Spectrum giving free internet access to families in need.

English said school staff also planned ahead and were able to hand out curriculum paper handouts to all students before schools officially closed.

English said the school district’s website is updated frequently giving additional resources to parents, students and school staff.

She added that teachers are adapting to virtual learning and tackling the challenge head-on.

“So we’ve kind of re-imagined our whole curriculum to fit this new digital situation, steep learning curve for our staff and they’re doing awesome,” said English.

English said additional school resources and online activities have been made available to help promote strong mental health for students while schools remain closed.