Q – What option is best for my child?
On Campus Learning – This option is best for students who do not have underlying health conditions.
Brick to Click Learning – This option is best for students who plan to return to school by no later than January 2021. Students will stay enrolled in their home school with their assigned teacher(s), but lessons will be taught remotely, and classwork will be done at home.
Full Time Digital Learning – This option is best for students with long term circumstances preventing them from physically returning to school. Students will be enrolled in the Vail Innovation Center. This option requires at least a semester long commitment.
Q – How much face to face time will there be with teachers?
On Campus Learning – This will be a typical classroom setting. Students will interact with classified and certified staff and other students.
Brick to Click Learning – Students will complete coursework online through Schoology, ZOOM, and other online platforms. K-5 students will complete assignments given by teachers. 6-12 students will be expected to join regular classes virtually – following a regular schedule – on a daily basis.
Full Time Digital Learning – All learning and coursework is completed online from home.
Q – Will there be Mastery teaching and learning?
Yes. All options will follow the Arizona State Standards.
Q – Will there be grades?
Yes. Grades will be given in all three options.
Q – Will there be social distancing if I choose the Return to School option?
Each student desk will be separated. Students who sit at tables will have dividers. Six feet of separation may not be possible in many situations.
Q – Will my child be sharing supplies with other students?
In most cases students will have individual supplies in the classroom. Supplies may be shared in some cases and will be cleaned after each use.
Q – Will school events still take place?
Large events and performances will be postponed through the 1st quarter of the school year. We may extend this timeline if necessary.
Q – Will my child switch classrooms?
Yes. Students will follow their class schedule and change classrooms according to their traditional schedule.
Q – Will there be recess for elementary students?
Students will still attend grade level recess outside.
Q – What will lunch periods look like?
Elementary – Students will alternate between eating in a classroom or eating in the MPR. Students will still play on the playground after eating regardless of where they eat.
Middle School – Students will alternate between eating in the MPR or in designated, shaded outside areas. Students will still have time to play and socialize in small groups when they are done eating.
High School – There will be two lunch periods during the day to help reduce crowding. Multiple points of sale for the purchase of lunch will be implemented to reduce lines and potential crowding. Feasible social distancing practices will be encouraged.
Q – What is the policy for visitors and volunteers?
Volunteers will be limited on campus and in the classroom. However, your child’s teacher will reach out with opportunities that you can complete at home. Face coverings are required for visitors/volunteers.
Q – How will my child make up 4th quarter educational gaps?
Teachers will spiral review Q4 concepts throughout the 1st quarter.
Q – Will attendance policies remain the same?
Attendance expectations will be modified to accommodate those affected by COVID-19.
Q – What precautions will be in place on the bus?
Students will be spaced out on the bus and may be required to wear a face covering.
Q – What if my child has an IEP?
Students with IEP’s or 504 Plans will receive the same support as a typical year (i.e. co-teaching, paraprofessional support, inclusive practices, accomodations, modifications, etc.)