Virtual Elementary School

Virtual Learning Option for Elementary School Students

The Sheboygan Area School District currently offers a virtual elementary school program for the 2021-2022 school year, and is committed to continuing to offer a fully virtual online learning program in the future.

Each virtual elementary school student, with help from an adult at home, works through course modules, and can expect to work 3-4 hours a day within the program. Because the course content is not live instruction, it can be accessed when it works best for each family. The coursework is rigorous, but families have the flexibility to determine when the student completes the assigned work during the day. Each Monday, dedicated, certified virtual teachers assign the grade-level work, which is due at the end of the week. They meet with classes for some "live” sessions as well as with individuals and small groups, as needed, to provide additional support, instruction, or enrichment.

In addition, teachers share student progress, respond to student and parent correspondence, meet with students and families to assist with curriculum questions, monitor student progress, and provide grading and feedback in a timely manner. As in an in-person setting, the virtual elementary school teachers collaborate with other teachers and staff to meet the needs of all students, offer encouragement, and celebrate successes.

Please read answers to commonly asked questions below. 

Contact Jason Duff if you would like more information about the virtual elementary school program.

Virtual Elementary School FAQ

Please contact your home school secretary to register your child for virtual elementary school.

Yes, each student will be assigned a Chromebook for the duration of their virtual learning term. Once registered, you will receive information regarding device pickup.

Once you’ve registered your child, you will receive information to access the online learning curriculum.

Highly qualified, certified Sheboygan Area School District teachers provide instruction to virtual elementary school students from across the district. These teachers solely teach in the virtual setting and do not have in-person classrooms.

We ask that you commit to a minimum of one quarter. If you choose to attend additional quarters, we ask that you remain virtual through the end of the term.

We rely on and greatly appreciate family support and involvement. Families of virtual elementary school students can expect to:

  • Commit to a minimum of one quarter enrollment.
  • Check weekly requirements and progress.
  • Read and discuss teacher communications.
  • Determine and maintain a daily schedule for your student.
  • Assist your student in working through lessons.
  • Keep your child on pace with lessons and assignments, and monitor progress.
  • Help your child attend “live” sessions.
  • Assist your child with the organization of materials as well as assignment completion and submission.
  • Contact the teacher for support as needed.
  • Attend conferences and meetings.
  • Work with both the teacher and student to receive or give feedback.
  • Offer encouragement and celebrate accomplishments.

As a virtual learner, your child can expect to:

  • Check weekly requirements and progress.
  • Complete tasks in the assigned order and turn in work on time.
  • Stay focused on what they are learning.
  • Keep supplies organized and ready.
  • Expect to work 3-4 hours a day on average (individual work times are flexible).
  • Ask questions when they don’t understand.
  • Always do their best.
  • Be on time for “live” sessions.
  • Receive feedback willingly and share ideas.
  • Do their own work and believe in their ability to learn.
  • Celebrate their hard work and effort.

Staff Members

Jason Duff, Principal

Shannon Ognacevic, Secretary

Cary Smith, Technology Educational Assistant
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Jenny Burhop

Sarah Hapeman

Kris Parisey

Susan Griffiths

Katie Fortuna

Jonathan Grimins