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At the Stoughton Area School District, we are eagerly anticipating a full day, five-day a week in-person return to school for the 2021-2022 school year.

In addition to preparing for a traditional return to school, we are also preparing to build back better and become as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. We recognize that some students experienced great successes with virtual schooling and others may require virtual options due to impacts of COVID-19.

To respond, we are exploring the possibility of providing virtual options next year for this small group of students. On this page we share our best thinking for potential virtual learning options for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our final virtual learning details for the fall will be dependent on the number of individuals seeking a virtual pathway. 

If you are interested in a virtual option after viewing these potential options, please complete our interest form by Friday, May 14.

Words to Know

Live Learning:

  • Also called synchronous (“same time”) learning
  • A type of learning in which students and their teacher gather in real time
  • Takes place at a set time during the school day
  • Attendance is taken in class in accordance with Department of Public Instruction guidelines

Independent Learning:

  • Also called asynchronous (“any time”) learning
  • A type of learning that can occur in different times and spaces, including outside of the school day
  • May involve recorded instruction 
  • Attendance is taken in accordance with Department of Public Instruction guidelines for virtual attendance

Virtual Vikings Pathways (K-12)

Districtwide we have categorized virtual learning possibilities into two models: Model One involves mostly Live Learning with some Independent Learning, and Model Two is a full schedule of Independent Learning. SASD-approved curriculum and SASD educators will be used in all SASD virtual options.

Information by Grade Level

Interest Form

If you are interested in a virtual path for your student, please complete our interest form by Friday, May 14. To view the questions in advance, click here.

Completing this survey is not a commitment to virtual learning.  At the same time, it is important that you fill it out to the best of your knowledge, as your responses will help us greatly in planning and responding to your family’s needs.  Please complete one survey per child seeking a virtual learning option. Lastly, school staff may be reaching out to you to discuss your survey responses as we work to design our instructional models for next year.

A commitment form for the first semester of the new school year will be released in mid-July, along with additional information on the virtual learning options.


Kate Ahlgren
Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Mike Kruse
Principal of Stoughton High School

Trish Gates
Principal of River Bluff Middle School

Erin Conrad
Principal of Kegonsa Elementary School

Krista Huntley-Rogers
Principal of Fox Prairie Elementary School

Bob Johnson
Principal of Sandhill Elementary School