****Make sure you add your student's email address (apps e-mail address or personal) This is VERY important!**** NEW ONLINE CLASSROOM FORMAT! You will receive more information from Safeway with your link for learning the Friday before class starts. We highly recommend testing out your technology before class begins! The State of Minnesota requires that driver’s education distance learning be conducted in a face-to-face platform, which requires that students have a video camera and audio capabilities on their devices. Students will not be allowed to use their school-issued Chromebook for these classes. ISD 279 does not support the secure Zoom platform through district technology. Safeway has chosen a secure Zoom platform to conduct the class. Safeway will be emailing the classroom handouts and 2020 MN Driver’s Manual in pdf format for printing. Students will be required to be in front of the camera and interactive for the full three-hour class. Parents/guardians will be required to complete Safeway’s Account Verification. Safeway will be sending out an email before class begins that gives detailed information about how to login to the student’s Safeway account to verify and complete contact information and to review and acknowledge their Service Agreement. Safeway Driving School was selected by Osseo Area Schools and the Community Engagement department to provide teen driver's education. Safeway is the largest driving school in MN, instructing over 8,000 teens this year alone. It has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is a BBB Accredited Business. Safeway has 80 experienced instructors background checked by the MN Dept. of Public Safety. When creating your account online, please follow the steps below: 1. Enter in your information and submit. Home Address Parent email addresses Parent phone numbers 2. Click the family tab and choose to add a relationship. 3. Click child in the drop-down menu (as how they are related to you). 4. Add your child's information. Student full legal name (first, middle and last) Student date of birth Student email address (apps e-mail address or personal) This is VERY important! Student cell number 5. Search for your Safeway course and register. 6. You can call or go online to register. If you have questions, email Marlene Dean at DeanM@district279.org Program includes classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons and all class materials. Classroom training can be taken by students who are 14-1/2 years or older and consists of 10 three-hour ONLINE lessons. Lesson calendars are all available on Safeway's website at www.safewaydrivingschool.com. If your child is more than 5 minutes late to class they will not be allowed to participate in that day's lesson (even in the online format). This is a MN State standard that Safeway follows closely and can be found under the frequently asked questions on their website. Behind-the-wheel training consists of 3 two-hour private lessons that can be scheduled online or by calling Safeway at 651-351-9150. Pick-up and drop-off is at home, school or work. Training is done in a white late-model car with Safeway's "Student Driver" graphics. You may either pay the full $395 upfront or you can pay $245 at registration with $75 due at your 1st behind-the-wheel and $75 at the 2nd behind-the-wheel.