One hundred ninety Stewartville students will learn exclusively from their homes beginning on the first day of school Monday, Sept. 14. Belinda Selfors, superintendent, said in her report to the School Board last week that 95 secondary students, 85 elementary students and 10 preschoolers will use the Stewartville School District's Family Flex Remote Learning Option beginning this fall. At the elementary level, three teachers will directly instruct the 85 students through synchronous and asynchronous delivery, Selfors said in a PowerPoint presentation. One teacher will work with kindergartners and first graders, another will teach second and third graders, and a third will help fourth and fifth graders, she said. "(The three teachers) will collaborate as a team and with grade-level classroom teachers to ensure fidelity and integrity of delivery of curriculum and instruction," she said. "The intent is to provide high-quality education for families making this request." Secondary students will use Google Meet to follow their regular school schedules, Selfors said. The preschool teachers will connect with families to provide synchronous and asynchronous instruction and materials for the 10 students involved, she said. All families who have requested the Family Flex Remote option have access to the Internet, although some use a Smart phone, which doesn't work as well for remote learning as a device does, Selfors said... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Sept. 1 Stewartville STAR.