The virtual learning program has structure but also flexibility for students and parents. Our teachers shine during their LIVE daily lessons. These lessons are meant to assist the students with both content as well as peer interaction. This is so wonderful for our elementary learners.
If your child cannot be LIVE during those LIVE sessions, it is understandable that they might need to view it later. Please know that we understand you are juggling a lot of family, health, work, and potentially multiple students and school schedules. Having your child learning everyday will help them from falling behind. As needed you can catch up on the weekends or talk to your child's teacher about setting smaller goals to meet your child’s needs.
The student’s success really depends on the support of the adult who is supporting the student’s learning or as the virtual school calls them, “parent coach.” Following up and knowing if your child is in the LIVE sessions or watching the recorded live sessions, completing that work and also following up daily with Pathblazer for a minimum of 30 minutes for math and 30 minutes for reading is so important. Your child will miss out on important learning if we don’t work together to make this happen.
If you need assistance with your device, getting on the Google Meets, login/password, etc or need assistance learning how to use the device please use this form and your home school technology EA will assist you or redirect your need to someone who can assist you.
Both Spectrum and AT&T offer reduced cost services for low-income families. Specture offers Spectrum Internet Assist for $14.99. AT&T offers Low-Income Internet Services for as low as $5 a month.
Spectrum Internet Assist - 14.99 per month
To qualify for this program, one or more members of your household must currently receive assistance under one of the following programs:
Service availability and speed may vary by address. AT&T will assign you the fastest of these speed tiers available where you live:
Check Service Availability, Apply & Q&A: https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#/
EL services are provided by your home school. Please contact your child's home school for support for learning, translation and interpreting needs.
Special Ed Teachers:
The following Special Education services will be provided by your child's home school: Speech and Language, Physical Therapy, Visual Impairment, Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Assistive Technology. You will be contacted by your therapist.
If your child has a #504 plan, your home school counselor will be working with the learning team on behalf of your child.
For virtual learning students, attendance is still taken on a weekly basis. Students are marked absent if they are sick or quarantined just like they would at their home schools. If a student has not engaged in learning for the week and there is no excusable reason, the student is marked unexcused. The goal is to have all students engaged every week unless they are too sick to participate.
If your child is going to be absent, please email your child’s teacher. You do not have to contact the home school for absences.
We will take into consideration if your device is getting fixed or if you are having technical problems and are working with our tech support team. Staff will reach out to parents with disengaged students so we can work together on solutions to improve student engagement.