Option 2: Virtual Remote Learning

Option 2: Virtual Remote Learning

 

Students selecting Option 2 will begin school August 24th and be participating in a virtual learning model that engages a standards aligned grade level curriculum accessed through Savvas for Elementary, or Edgenuity for Middle and High School. This model is for students ready to progress through lessons at their own pace with the support of coaches when needed.


OPTION 2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will the Virtual Remote Learning Option be available all year?

Yes, the Virtual Remote Learning Option will be available for the duration of the academic year.

How does Virtual Remote Learning differ from the Option 3: Transitional Distance Learning Model?

Unlike the Transitional Distance Learning Model, Virtual Remote Learning does not follow a traditional bell schedule and utilizes coursework that is completed at a student’s own pace.

Will my child be assigned a School District of Indian River County teacher?

Your child will be assigned a School District of Indian River County. This instructor will monitor the progress of your child, work with your child on academic strategies, and provide instructional support in areas of need.

Will my child’s choice/magnet school seat be saved if they are enrolled in Virtual Remote Learning Model?

Your child’s choice/magnet school seat will be saved for a minimum of one semester. After the first semester a determination will be made by the district related to whether choice/magnet school seats will be held beyond this time period based upon the continued presence of COVID-19 in our community.

Will my child be offered the same electives that are available at their choice/magnet school?

The elective courses offered through Virtual Remote Learning are likely to vary from those offered at your child’s choice/magnet school.

If my child is enrolled in Virtual Remote Learning, will they be able to attend elective courses on their choice/magnet school campus?

Participation in elective courses on physical school campuses will be limited to those students who are enrolled in the traditional school setting.

What if my child begins to struggle academically through the Virtual Remote Learning model of instruction?

Please reach out to your child’s instructor. Parents may also reach out to the principal at the student’s home school for additional support that the school may be able to offer. As part of discussions of your child’s needs it will be important to consider whether a more traditional model of instruction would be more beneficial for your child.

If my child has an Individual Educational Plan, how will services be provided through Virtual Remote Learning?

Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings (initial, annual, interim) and evaluations will be conducted virtually and/or in-person, as applicable. Staff will review IEPs and consider accessibility to virtual platforms. IEP teams may convene to review and revise IEPs as applicable IEP teams may consider a services plan, as applicable.

What supports will be provided through Virtual Remote Learning for students who are receiving gifted services?

Students who are eligible for gifted services may have access to more rigorous content on the learning platforms as available/applicable. A students’ zoned/choice school will ensure meetings are held based on need to update his/her Educational Plan to ensure compliance.

If my child is enrolled in Virtual Remote Learning, can they participate in athletics and extracurricular activities at his/her choice/magnet school?

Yes, students enrolled in Virtual Remote Learning may participate in athletics and extracurricular activities at his/her choice/magnet school. Please contact your child’s school for further information about these activities.

What if I do not have access to an electronic device for my child?

The district has distributed district-loaned electronic devices to those students who do not have the needed access. Please check our website for distribution information.

Are School Lunches provided to distance learning students?

Yes, you can find information about lunches for distance learning students by visiting our Food & Nutrition website.