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.
Can we do remote learning even if school opens? Yes there are two remote learning options available after schools open on campus – Brick to Click and VIC.
If we choose Brick to Click Learning, and things still haven’t calmed down in January, and we are still not comfortable sending our students back to school what happens then? – Your student can continue learning through Brick to Click.
What if you change your mind about your child’s educational option as school gets closer to reopening? Can you change your decision? – Yes, you can change your decision before schools open to on campus learning, and even after school campuses open. Brick to Click and On Campus learning can be easily transitioned between.
For Brick to Click, will one teacher potentially be teaching some students in person and some virtual at the same time? No. Lessons will be recorded in K-8 and then virtual office hours will be provided to answer questions and provide additional help. In high school teachers will have in-person periods and virtual periods during the day.
Is Brick to Click identical curriculum as in person? For the most part, yes. Classroom teachers will be providing Brick to Click instruction and will follow identical curriculum calendars. There may be some differences with specials and elective classes.
If we choose the Vail Innovation Center, does that mean we forfeit our spots in the physical schools? No. Your child’s spot will be saved at the “home school.”
What if my child has an IEP or 504? Special education services or 504 accommodations will still be provided. Because every IEP and 504 plan is unique, case managers and 504 coordinators will reach out to each family individually once school starts to make a plan for services that meet the individual needs of the family.
Since On-Campus school is pushed back, will the school end date also be moved? The Governing Board is currently studying a revised calendar. The draft can be found on the VUSD website.
Can my child do On Campus for a few classes and do other classes online with Brick to Click? That option is not available. Students can attend through Brick to Click or On Campus, but not both at the same time.
Can my child come to school a couple of days a week and do Brick to Click the other days? That option is not available. Students can attend through Brick to Click or On Campus, but not both at the same time.
With Brick to Click can my child return to school at any time? And, if the pandemic gets worse can we go back to online? Yes. Brick to Click and On Campus learning are designed to be able to transition between whenever necessary.
Is the district providing computers for students who need them? Students are automatically given a laptop in grades 6-12. In K-5 we will work to provide computers to children who do not have one available at home.
How will testing work if the online option is chosen? Formative and Benchmark testing will be done remotely for Brick to Click. The Vail Innovation Center will also do testing remotely.
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. Virtual office hours will be provided for additional help and to answer questions.
Full Time Digital Learning – All learning and coursework is completed online from home.
Will there be mastery teaching and learning? Yes. All options will follow the Arizona State Standards.
Will there be grades? Yes. Grades will be given in all three options.
How will my child make up 4th quarter educational gaps? Teachers will spiral review Q4 concepts throughout the 1st quarter.