Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)

Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)
Posted on 07/26/2020
Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)

New Calendar

Attached is the new 2020-21 School Calendar that was approved by the board last night.  You will notice that August appears on the calendar twice. Once for students in grades K-8 and the other for students in grades 9 - 12. There are now six PD days at the beginning of the year instead of five. The three inclement weather days are now at the end of the calendar. ASD2 worked in collaboration with Anderson One in developing this calendar. We did not want to push the start date back any further than August 25th to avoid going to school all of June or possibly having to cut out our breaks throughout the year. 

2020-21 School Calendar.pdf 

LEAP Days 

The State Assembly approved 5 extra days for students in grades K-8 called LEAP days. These days are scheduled for August 18th - 21st and August 24th. LEAP stands for Learn, Evaluate, Analyze, and Prepare. On the first day of LEAP, August 18th, all Virtual Academy students will attend for orientation, to pick up their Chromebooks and to complete their state required pre-assessment. The face-to-face students will attend in small groups over the next four days (August 19th -21st and August 25th). School administrators are working on the daily schedule for these days. You will receive the date and times your child is scheduled to attend.

Remote Learning

We could at any point have to close school due to the COVID-19 situation and move to remote learning for all students. As parents, you should be prepared to make this transition at any point throughout the year. If this happens, your child will keep his/her current schedule and classes will be held remotely to mirror his/her face-to-face schedule. Teachers will use Google Meets or a similar platform to connect with students. 

Virtual Academy

In grades K-5, there will be a dedicated teacher to teach the Virtual Academy students. In grade 6-12, the virtual students may be part of a face-to-face class. How will this work? Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy may "join" a face-to-face class virtually through Google Meets or a similar platform. Another possibility is that students may be part of a total virtual classroom. Each scenario is dependent on the course and staffing. All Virtual Academy students will follow a normal school day schedule and must be present during those times. Your child will find out their Virtual Academy teacher(s) and schedule as soon as these are finalized.

Here is a link to the Virtual Academy website. The website has a "Frequently Asked Questions" section.Virtual Academy Website

Virtual Academy Website

Reopening

Please understand that the safety of our staff and students will remain our number one priority. We have implemented and continue to review all of our safety protocols from our reopening plan. We will continue to update you in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you for partnering with ASD2 to ensure the best educational opportunity for your child this school year. 

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