We appreciate your efforts as we’ve navigated the challenge of COVID-19. We recognize the difficulties the pandemic has created for students, families, staff, and the community.
Through this experience, we have all learned a great deal about teaching and learning in different platforms. As Converse County School District #1 has reflected on our experience from the first semester, we understand that changes are necessary to ensure a high level of learning for all.
In-person, on-campus students will continue learning in the same format as first semester. If a student is quarantined or we experience a school closure, we will deliver teaching and learning remotely through our Canvas platform.
We’ve learned that off-site learning requires additional structure to be successful. Virtual learning requires a great deal of discipline, self-motivation, and commitment. CCSD #1 is dedicated to ensuring our students receive the best education possible, and that they are #LifeReady. Therefore, we are making a significant change for students who will be full-time virtual students--in other words, receiving all or part of their instruction in the home environment as a primary, regular means of delivery. Beginning January 5, 2021, the adaptive learning option will be replaced with Classroom-based Virtual Education. An application must be submitted, and student must be accepted to participate in Classroom-based Virtual Education.
Approval for the Classroom-based Virtual Education option will be based on established criteria and expectations--to ensure academic excellence. Further, continued participation in Classroom-based Virtual Education will be dependent on the student maintaining an adequate performance level. Details are denoted in the application.
The official application for Classroom-based Virtual Education must be submitted during the designated window (December 7-11, 2020) to be considered. The application is attached, available on our website (http://www.ccsd1.org/apps/pages/CBVE), or may be picked up at our Central Administration building (615 Hamilton Street). Return your application to me at Central Administration before 12:00pm on December 11th.
Thank you for helping us achieve excellence for our students. Your efforts to ensure your child receives a quality education are appreciated!
Andrea Gilbert, Ph.D.