Virtual Learners

Virtual Vine

Please Note: The application for virtual learning was closed on July 24th. No additional applications for this program are available at this time. If you would like your child to become a virtual learner, please contact your school to be placed on a waiting list for the program. 

A Message for Virtual Learning Families

This is a virtual learning experience which will include virtual platforms that are specifically chosen by each school and will differ from school to school. The child's teacher, mentor teacher or group of teachers will be assigned to each virtual learner and will offer academic support via email with the primary instructional component being the software program.

The teacher assigned to your child will be in contact with you regarding the online learner details.  The use of online programs such as IXL, MobyMax, StudyIsland and Edgenuity (middle and high schools only) will vary from school to school, but all students will have access to online programs as a means to practice standards and skills. Internet access will be required to access virtual learning. For students who do not have access to a Chromebook or similar device, one will be available at the child’s school upon request.

Remaining in contact with your child’s teacher will be very important for a successful virtual learning experience.  Teachers will be available to assist with virtual learning and will provide their contact information and available times to parents and students. However, Google Meet and other similar platforms used during spring 2020 when schools were closed will not be utilized. The fall virtual learner experience will be much more independent of the learner and family than the spring 2020 implementation. Students’ assignments will be remotely monitored and recorded in PowerSchool. 

We want to ensure a consistent and quality learning experience for both our virtual learners and students in  traditional classrooms. We ask parents who are considering the virtual learning option to commit to a full semester of virtual learning to ensure a smooth transition as students return to the classroom setting during the spring semester. 

 

We appreciate your patience and willingness to partner with our school system during these unprecedented times.  

FAQ's

Is virtual learning an option we will need to commit to for the entire school year?

We want to ensure a consistent and quality learning experience for both our virtual learners and students in a traditional classroom. We ask parents who are considering the virtual learning option to commit to a full semester of virtual learning to ensure a smooth transition as students return to the classroom setting during our Spring semester.

If a child participates in an extracurricular activity (ex. Band, Chorus, Student Clubs and Organizations) and we choose virtual learning for the first semester, will they be able to continue the extracurricular activity upon returning to in-person school?

While our virtual learners are not eligible to participate in extracurricular activities and sports while participating in virtual learning, they will be able to participate in extracurricular activities when they return to a traditional school setting. 

Is internet access required?

Internet access will be required to access virtual learning. For students who do not have access to a Chromebook or similar device, one will be available at the child’s school upon request. Please contact the school for arrangements to be made for you to pick up a Chromebook at the school. 

Will a virtual learner be required to take online classes at a specific time?

Students will be expected to access their classes during the regularly scheduled school day. Depending on the virtual platform, some classes may be available outside of school hours, but all families who choose to participate in virtual learning will need to do so with the expectation that their children will be learning during the regularly scheduled school day.