SPPS Virtual Learning School: A Day in the Life

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    Virtual learning School Overview

    • SPPS Virtual Learning School will be primarily asynchronous, with some synchronous learning opportunities.
      • Asynchronous (Anytime) Learning occurs when a teacher and a student interact with learning activities in different places and at different times. Students are allowed to complete their work any time of the day that works best for a student and their family.
      • Synchronous (Same time) Learning occurs when a teacher and a student interact with learning activities in different places at the same time. Students will be online when the teacher has scheduled the meeting. At various times during the day, students will have the opportunity to engage with their teachers, participate in group chats, view web-based lessons, and have video meet-ups with teachers and their classmates.
    • Students in SPPS Virtual Learning School will use their iPad device to participate in lessons in Seesaw and Schoology. Teachers may also use other district-approved technology platforms to engage with students via email, and by using online courses, group chats, forums, videos, and audio recordings for learning.
    • Students in SPPS Virtual Learning School will receive instruction from one classroom teacher who is assigned to the virtual classroom. Students in Virtual Learning School will continue to receive a well-rounded education with immersion and specialist instruction.
    • SPPS Virtual Learning School enrollment requests made by the deadline for each stage will be prioritized to keep students at their current schools and in their current programs. Enrollment requests received after the deadline will be processed and may result in a Virtual Learning School enrollment in a different school.
    • Students enrolled in the Virtual learning School, before or after the deadline, will maintain their enrollment in their current school for the 2021-22 school year.
    • Meal service will be provided. Details will be shared in the coming weeks.

    What the Virtual Learning School Looks Like for Students

    • Students will be in distance learning five days a week.
    • Monday through Thursday students in Virtual Learning School will engage in both synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
    • On Fridays, students will access daily lessons through Schoology or Seesaw asynchronously, while teachers plan the next week’s lessons, and hold office hours.

    Learn more about SPPS Virtual Learning School at spps.org/virtuallearning

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