Frequently Asked Questions

  • This page last modified on July 14, 2020.

General Education Questions

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  • If I choose one option and want to change the choice later in the year, can I make a switch?

  • Will there be an option for students to combine online and in-person classes?

  • Will teachers have both online and in-person students? Are they teaching both classes at the same time?

  • Will teachers get to choose if they want a virtual or traditional in-person schedule?

Registration

  • How will we register for virtual school? Will I be able to make the choice or does the district choose for me?

In-Person Learning

  • Will students have recess or the ability to play and socialize with other students?

  • What if most families choose the traditional option? Would there have to be changes to accommodate social distancing or will there be a limit of how many students can select the traditional option?

  • How will lunch be handled?

  • Will buses run?

Virtual Learning

  • Will a virtual format be offered to students?

  • If we select asynchronous learning, do we lose our spot at our school of choice if we decide to return to the classroom?

  • Will meals be provided for students who select virtual school?

  • Are immunizations required for virtual school?

  • Will the asynchronous learners be receiving the same curriculum at the same time as students who are actually in the classroom? For example, if we choose asynchronous learning and then decide to return to the classroom, will my child be at the same place in the instruction cycle as his peers?

  • What will the asynchronous learning schedule look like? How many hours of screen time should we expect?

  • Will distance learning be more structured than it was during the closure last spring? Will these classes be self-paced or virtual lessons with the teacher?

  • How will online virtual school be different from at-home learning during the closure last spring?

Health Precautions & Student Well-Being

  • What happens if a student or a teacher tests positive for COVID-19? Will the entire classroom have to quarantine and enroll in virtual school? What if multiple classrooms and students/staff are impacted?

  • What chemicals will be used to clean schools, classrooms, desks, etc., and how often will they be used?

  • What kinds of cleaning procedures will take place during the day when students are present?

  • What screening measures will take place at schools to ensure that no sick students are in attendance?

  • What precautions will be in place on campus?

  • What precautions will be in place for athletics, fine arts and other extracurricular activities?

  • Will students’ temperatures be checked before they can enter the school every day?

  • Will students and staff be asked to wear face coverings?

Fine Arts & Athletics

  • How will specials be taught, since classes are usually combined for those?

  • Can students who select virtual school still participate in athletics and extracurricular activities?

Electronic Devices & Technology

  • How will technology be distributed for virtual students?

  • My child needs technology repair/support or replacement. What can I do now?

  • My family does not have internet at home. How can we access virtual school?