Virtual Learning Option FAQ

FAQ: Virtual Learning Option for Students and Families

Question

Elementary Response

MS/HS Response

If we choose the Virtual Learning Option for our student, in what school will my student be enrolled?

Each student will be registered for the virtual option in the school he/she would attend in person.

Each student will be registered for the virtual option in the school he/she would attend in person.

If we choose virtual learning, will we be assigned a specific teacher from my child’s school or will there be a virtual learning teacher from JCPS?

The assigned teacher will depend on the number of students at each school choosing the Virtual Learning Option.  We hope to assign students to teachers from their current school, but students could be assigned to other JCPS teachers.

The assigned teacher will depend on the number of students at each school choosing the Virtual Learning Option.  We hope to assign students to teachers from their current school, but students could be assigned to other JCPS teachers.

 

What are the expectations of parents/guardians if we do decide to participate in the Virtual Learning Option?

We will be asking parents/guardians to ensure students participate daily and complete their work. Additionally, students will need reliable internet and a device capable of streaming videos and creating documents. Phones and tablets are not recommended. If a student needs a device or internet connectivity, parents/guardians should communicate with the school. A device and/or hotspot will be provided.

We will be asking parents/guardians to ensure students participate daily and complete their work. Additionally, students will need reliable internet and a device capable of streaming videos and creating documents. Phones and tablets are not recommended. If a student needs a device or internet connectivity, parents/guardians should communicate with the school. A device and/or hotspot will be provided.

If I select the Virtual Learning Option, now and I want to go back in-person next semester, will I be able to return to my current school?

Students will go into an in-person classroom based on their current enrollment.

Students will go into an in-person classroom based on their current enrollment. Class placement will be determined by the schedule.

Will the Virtual Learning Option be offered for the entire school year?

Yes, the Virtual Learning Option will be available at all JCPS schools throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Yes, the Virtual Learning Option will be available at all JCPS schools throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Will related arts/elective classes be offered virtually?

Yes. Specific offerings and schedules will be unique to each school.

Yes. Specific offerings and schedules will be unique to each school.

Will students be required to go in the building for any reason if we choose the Virtual Learning Option?

No.

No.

Will there be special education teachers for students that have special needs?

Yes, students will receive special education services through the Virtual Learning Option.

Yes, students will receive special education services through the  Virtual Learning Option.

If you have two children, do both children have to have the same learning experience, either in-person or virtual?

No, a family can choose the option best for each child.

No, a family can choose the option best for each child.

How will academic, social, emotional, behavioral and other needs be met in the Virtual Learning Option?

Schools will work to meet each student’s needs academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally just as they might for in-person instruction but using digital tools and resources.

Schools will work to meet each student’s needs academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally just as they might for in-person instruction but using digital tools and resources.

Will there be a common digital curriculum in the Virtual Learning Option?

Yes, Savvas Realize will be the curriculum for students for reading, math, social studies, and science. Students will access the platform through their Virtual Learning Option teacher’s Google Classroom.

Yes, we purchased Savvas Realize for students for reading, math, social studies, and science. However, if students have started courses during NTI 2.0 that they need to continue for completion, they will be able to do that. Supplemental sources will also have to be used for courses not contained within the Savvas Realize curriculum, such as Advanced Placement courses at the high school level. The resources offered during NTI 2.0 will also be available.

Students will access the platform through their Virtual Learning Option teacher’s Google Classroom.

What if something in my family changes that impacts my decision about attending school in-person or virtually?

We recognize there are a number of factors impacting decisions. If your plans change, we ask that you notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

We recognize there are a number of factors impacting decisions. If your plans change, we ask that you notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

What about dual credit courses? Will Advanced Placement courses be offered for high school students in the Virtual Learning Option?

N/A

AP courses are available. Dual credit course offerings depend on what our partnering universities will offer.

Will Virtual Learning Option students be required to submit completed work daily? Will they get quick feedback on results?

This will vary by level, class and teacher. However, teachers are always expected to provide feedback to students in a timely manner.

This will vary by course and teacher. However, teachers are always expected to provide feedback to students in a timely manner.

Will there be worksheets and other written work, or will all work be done on the computer?

The assignments could be a mixture of online work with paper/pencil.  We believe both will be important in ensuring the learning of our students.

The assignments could be a mixture of online work with paper/pencil.  We believe both will be important in ensuring the learning of our students.

Will there be any virtual interactions with other students or only with the teacher?

It is possible students will be participating in Google Meets or Microsoft Teams with other students.  They may have projects and/or other kinds of assignments that will require collaboration with other students.

It is possible students will be participating in Google Meets or Microsoft Teams with other students.  They may have projects and/or other kinds of assignments that will require collaboration with other students.

How will the students be graded?

Teachers should follow grading guidance as outlined in the JCPS 2020-21 Student, Progression and Promotion Handbook.

Teachers should follow grading guidance as outlined in the JCPS 2020-21 Student, Progression and Promotion Handbook.

If my child participates through the Virtual Learning Option, will they still be able to participate in buying a yearbook, taking school pictures, and etc?

Yes

Yes

Will all CTE courses be offered in the Virtual Learning Option? N/A A limited bank of CTE courses will be offered online; but students will not be able to experience hands-on instruction as they might in a CTE lab.