Important Customer Information (07/22/21)
Summer Distance Learning Classes. Safeway is conducting classroom instruction in a distance learning format using a secure Zoom meeting. To register for a class session, click the <Register for Distance Learning Classes> button at the top of our home page or view the calendars for a school program or classroom near you listed lower on our home page.
Summer In-Person Classes. Many of our community education programs are also offering limited-enrollment in-person classes this summer. Please refer to the community education calendars on our web site for in-person classes.
Fall Classes. In-person instruction at Safeway’s classrooms will resume beginning in Sep. Class sessions have been posted on the classroom calendars on our web site. In addition, most of our community education partners are returning to in-person classes when school begins in the Fall. Please refer to the community education calendars on our web site for in-person sessions.
Safeway will also offer a limited number of after school and evening distance learning sessions through the end of the year. Distance learning sessions have been posted on the distance learning calendar on our web site.
Make-Up Students. Students can register for individual missed classroom lessons by logging into their student account. Click the <Student Login> button in the top right corner of our home page and enter your last name, date of birth and home zip code. More recent students will also need to enter a PIN. Go to the Classroom Lessons tab and click <Register for a Make-Up Lesson>. We are also happy to help over the phone by calling our office during business hours. All summer make-up lessons are done in a distance learning format.
You will receive a confirmation email when you register for a make-up lesson and a reminder email two days before the meeting. To access the Zoom meeting credentials, login to your account. Your scheduled make-up lessons are listed on the Classroom Lessons tab. Click the <Zoom Login Information> button for the scheduled lesson.
Please note, students must miss the lesson before they can register for a make-up lesson. Make-up lessons cannot be arranged in advance.
Blue Cards. After a distance learning class is over, we mail the Blue Card to students who have completed all 10 lessons and are up-to-date on payments. The Blue Cards are generally mailed out a day or two after the session ends. An email informs you the Blue Card has been issued and mailed.
Students attending in-person classes who have completed all 10 lessons and are up-to-date on payments will receive their Blue Card from the instructor after the last class.
Parent Classes. Safeway offers distance learning Parent Classes conducted via a secure Zoom meeting. The class lasts about 90 minutes. State rules require parents to have an audio and video connection to the class. Accordingly, parents must attend the teleconference class on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer with a web camera and microphone. A cell phone is not an appropriate device for attending the class. To register, please view any classroom calendar on our web site and click the <Sign Up> button for the Parent Class you wish to attend.
Permit Testing. Permit Tests are offered by appointment only at select DVS testing centers. Online permit testing was discontinued effective Jul 1, 2021. To schedule a Permit Test appointment, the State instructs you to go to drive.mn.gov (do not add www. to the beginning), select <Schedule or Reschedule a Road or Class D Knowledge Test> and follow the prompts.
BTW Lessons. Sep and Oct lessons are now available for online scheduling and we have resumed pick-up and drop-off at the student’s home or school. Click the <Student Login> button in the top right corner of our home page and enter your last name, date of birth and home zip code. Your permit number or a PIN will act as your password. Go to the BTW Lessons tab and click <Schedule a Behind-the-Wheel Lesson>.
COVID Safety Procedures for BTW Lessons. Safeway’s safety measures include sanitizing hands before the lesson begins, wearing face masks if the student, parent or instructor desire it and regularly disinfecting high-touch surfaces in the car. Please let the instructor know before the lesson if you prefer masks.
Students and instructors who show any COVID symptom or who have had COVID exposure must cancel their behind-the-wheel lesson. There is no cancellation fee for a late cancellation due to illness.
Road Tests. Road Tests are available by appointment at a limited number of exam stations. The State will post any updates on their web site: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/default.aspx
How do I get my Zoom meeting information? Students who are registered for a ten-lesson session will receive an email a few days before the start of the session with the Zoom login credentials. That information can also be found in the student’s online account at Safeway. Click the <Zoom Login Information> button on the Classroom Lessons tab.
Students who are registered for a make-up lesson can also access their Zoom login credentials in their online account at Safeway. Your scheduled make-up lessons are listed on the Classroom Lessons tab. Click the <Zoom Login Information> button for the scheduled lesson.
Will my Service Agreement expiration date be extended? Yes, expiration dates are automatically being extended for 90 days and will be extended for additional 90 days until we are more fully staffed for BTW lessons.