In order to maintain clear and consistent communication and expectations, the following guidelines have been established for students in grades 3-8 who wish to opt into temporary Distance Learning. Please note that a DISTANCE LEARNING REQUEST must be submitted in order for a student to access Distance Learning. (Emailed requests for Distance Learning will not be granted.)
- Students who have opted in to full-time distance learning will continue to have remote access to classes as normal. No action by parents required.
- Students who are missing school for COVID-related reasons (quarantine, including for the purpose of compliance with travel recommendations) will have the opportunity to temporarily become a distance learner by filling out this form. This requires both 24 hour notice and approval from the Administration. (Requests to begin Distance Learning on a Monday morning must be made by 3pm on the Friday before.)
- Students who are missing school for reasons other than COVID will not be considered distance learners. They will need to make up their schoolwork when they return, much like absences were handled prior to March 2020. We recognize that with all the uncertainty of the past year, many families have planned vacations. We also recognize that taking a mental health day is necessary on occasion. In those cases, we encourage families to fully embrace their vacation or mental health day and make up work upon return to school.
Additional Logistics & Reminders:
- The Distance Learning Request Form has been added to our app, for your convenience.
- Only students with approval from Mr. Milliron will be let into Zoom classes.
- Students must log in to the Zoom link for that day within the first 3 minutes of class so that the teacher can ensure they are “let in” and can participate in class as necessary. Once the teacher starts teaching, it is harder to recognize someone in the waiting room. This is especially true if there are no other distance learners.